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FSA reacts to Unison reform attack

The Food Standards Agency has hit out at union leaders for making extraordinary claims ahead of a board meeting vote tomorrow.

Bagley accuses Unison of "scaremongering" in latest blog post

Norman Bagley, policy director at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) accuses Unison of “scaremongering” in his latest blog post for

FSA inspectors take second strike action

The second day of Unison strikes went ahead yesterday (27 August) as Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors walked out over pay.

STRIKE UPDATE: Union accused of bringing meat industry into ‘disrepute’

Union leaders have come under attack from meat bosses which have accused the organisation of attempting to bring the industry into “disrepute” with its latest move for industrial action.

Meat inspectors vote in favour of strike

Meat inspectors have voted for strike action over pay, with up to 130 slaughterhouses across the UK expected to be affected.

Poultry firm fined over safety issues

A poultry firm and its contractors have been fined over £84,000 for “repeated” safety failings at its poultry site in Lincolnshire.

FSA staff to be balloted for strike action

A proposed strike by meat hygiene inspectors and supporting staff could cause disruption to the meat supply chain, processing bosses have warned.

Union says pig inspection changes will bring ‘infected’ meat to UK

Unison, which represents food inspectors, has again hit out at planned pig inspection changes, saying they will result in ‘infected’ meat ending up on UK dinner plates.

FSA to research new meat inspection system

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking a contractor to carry out research to explore a new system where plant staff would act as spotters, flagging up carcase and offal defects before inspection by Official Veterinarians or Meat Hygiene Inspectors.

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