Last updated on 4 October 2013
Research call: official meat controls
The FSA is commissioning new research into official controls on meat. We are seeking a contractor to carry out a study that would provide evidence on what constitutes key food chain information (FCI) data and collection and communication of inspection results (CCIR) data that would support a more risk-based and effective meat inspection system.
FCI refers to the information on the health status of the animal consigned for slaughter and the holding of origin. CCIR refers to information that is collected during post-mortem inspection by officials and sent back to farmers to improve animal health and welfare and ultimately food safety.
About the study
The study would be for the meat inspection of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry, and, if appropriate, different production systems.
The research, which aims to gather evidence to adapt meat inspection to better target public health, animal health and animal welfare conditions, supports the FSA review of meat controls.
The objective of the FSA’s review of meat controls is to improve public health by adopting a more risk- and evidence-based approach to meat production. More about the review of meat controls can be found via the link below.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted online using our electronic procurement system by midday Wednesday, 13 November 2013. To find out more about this call for tender, you will need to register as a supplier on the FSA’s electronic tendering system, ePPS, via the link below.
More about the study can be found via the 'External sites' link on this page.