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Direct Sales of Meat and Qurbani 2020

England and Wales specific
A joint statement from the Partnership Working Group Sub-Group on Direct Sales for Qurbani 2020.
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Background

In January 2020, the FSA established a group to assess issues related to slaughterhouses that sell or supply meat directly to consumers from their site to understand more about consumer demand and preferences in this area and how regulatory assurance can be delivered effectively.

The FSA supports producers having the ability to sell meat directly in this way to meet religious expectation, such as the undertaking of Qurbani. This is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during the Muslim festival of Eid alAdha which is commemorated annually.

The following joint statement has been agreed by the group to outline the principles to be applied to sales or supply of meat directly to the final consumer during Qurbani 2020.