Abattoir is fined

A Carlisle abattoir has been fined for failing to comply with an improvement notice served in February 2005 which required it to put in place a staff hygiene training scheme.

Representatives from West Scottish Lamb appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court last month and pleaded guilty to failing to put the order in place. The company also admitted two charges of possessing cattle older than two-and-a-half years with intent to sell the meat for human consumption, which was illegal when the offences were committed in May and August last year.

West Scottish Lamb was fined £500 for the charges and also ordered to pay court costs of £4,000. The Meat Hygiene Service will continue to inspect the premises on a regular basis.

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