Please note this publication is not currently being updated or maintained. It does not reflect regulatory or policy changes as of 14 December 2019, such as the Official Controls Regulations (OCR) implementation. It must not be relied upon as an authoritative statement of the law or practice.
An archived version of the Meat Industry Guide can be accessed through the National Archives.
Areas that the meat industry guide covers
The Meat Industry Guide (MIG) for UK Food Business Operators (FBOs) includes:
- slaughter and dressing of red meat species, poultry, rabbits and farmed game
- dressing of wild game in game handling establishments
- cutting of red, white or game meat
- production of meat products, minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat
About the guide
The guide has been developed by a panel of industry experts, enforcement authorities and agency officials.
It sets out the legal obligations that apply to FBOs in the meat sector. It also provides advice on how these obligations can be met.
Operators are not obliged to follow the advice in the guide as there are other ways of achieving compliance with the law.
Chapters of the MIG
The Meat Industry Guide is not currently being updated or maintained. It must not be relied upon as an authoritative statement of the law or practice.
An archived version of the MIG split by chapters can be accessed through the National Archives.
Manual for official controls
Once your premises have been approved, you will find the Manual for Official Controls (MOC) beneficial for further information.
The MOC describes the tasks, responsibilities and duties of our staff carrying out official controls in approved establishments.