Last updated on 27 February 2014
Review of audit arrangements in FSA approved meat establishments within the UK
The FSA has launched a consultation to review audit arrangements in approved meat establishments, including slaughterhouses, cutting plants and game handling establishments. The FSA worked closely with meat industry stakeholders to put together the proposal for consultation and is seeking views from any interested parties before Friday 16 May 2014.
About the current system and its review
The current system has been in place since its introduction in 2006 and although refinements have been made over the years a fundamental review was necessary.
The FSA worked with industry to carry out this review and to ensure that the proposed new audit system is proportionate and risk-based, and that the process is understandable, transparent and effective.
The consultation proposes to change the compliance ratings and descriptions used throughout the audit process, it also proposes to change how audit frequency is determined to recognise good business performance and allow, where appropriate, the extension of audit periods where effective control systems are in place.
The full consultation can be found via the link below.