Approved meat products, minced meat and meat preparation establishments

Lists of approved premises only for meat products and for minced meat and meat preparations are published here in Excel format and updated monthly. The FSA has now created and published a list of establishments approved to supply minced meat and meat preparations (rare burgers) intended to be eaten less than thoroughly cooked.

Approved meat products plants

Meat products means: products that have been processed so that they do not look like fresh meat, for example bacon, ham or salami. For a legal definition of a meat product go to the Official Journal of the European Union website via the 'External sites' link on this page.

Approved plants for minced meat and meat preparations

Minced meat means: boned meat that has been minced into fragments and contains less than 1% salt.

Meat preparations means: fresh meat, including mincemeat, that has been processed or which has had seasonings and additives added but still looks like fresh meat. An example of this would be uncooked chicken Kiev or shish kebab. For a legal definition of a meat preparation go to the Official Journal of the European Union website via the 'External sites' link on this page.

Approved plants for burgers less than thoroughly cooked (LTTC)

From March 2017 The Food Standards Agency has introduced a specific requirement for establishments supplying minced meat (MM) and/or meat preparations (MP) intended to be eaten less than thoroughly cooked (LTTC) to be approved by either the FSA or their Local Authority. Specific approval of this activity is seen to be an important step in delivering a high level of public protection. The continued upkeep and publication of a definitive list of establishments approved for this activity will assist FBOs at catering establishments to identify approved producers of MM/MP which are suitable for use in the production of burgers intended to be LTTC.

For more information

To find out more about the legislation governing these products please ring the FSA policy correspondent Liz Stretton on 020 7276 8357.

For approval and operational enquiries across the UK, please contact:

Food Standards Agency England
Approvals and Registrations Team
tel: 01904 232060
email: approvals@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Food Standards Agency Wales
Local Authority Delivery & Support
tel: 029 2067 8957
email: lasupportwales@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Northern Ireland
Meat Hygiene Team
FSA Northern Ireland
10A-C Clarendon Road
Belfast BT1 3BG

tel: 02890 417700
fax: 02890 417726
email: executive.support@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk