Free training for Welsh processors

Welsh meat processors are being offered training opportunities in a bid to maintain standards within the sector.

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering support to small and medium sized abattoirs and processors to help them implement quality management procedures.

HCC said each business would be assigned a ‘project coach’ for up to 14 days to provide guidance on quality manuals and food safety and hygiene in the workplace which will ensure that the red meat processing sector continues to operate at the highest possible standards.

The aim of this project is to help abattoirs and processors maximise their efficiency, ensure product quality, and provide opportunities for business development.

The project will also give Welsh abattoirs and processors the chance to receive training in food hygiene, health and safety and animal welfare.

Dewi Hughes, HCC’s project executive, said: “The Welsh red meat processing sector plays a hugely important role in the Welsh red meat food chain. Ensuring that this sector continues to meet the highest standards is essential if people around the world are to enjoy quality Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.

“This free training will make it easier for abattoirs and processors to continue the good work they are already doing and set a new high standard for red meat processing.”

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