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Cattle & sheep

Business guidance

Raw drinking milk guidance

Guidance for food businesses on selling, sampling and testing raw drinking milk, including information on tuberculosis and raw cows' drinking milk.

Slaughter licensing

How to get the required licensing to slaughter animals in a meat establishment.

Animal welfare

We maintain regular checks on slaughterhouses in the UK, to ensure that they comply with animal welfare regulations.

Food chain information

Guidance if you are intending to slaughter animals for human consumption or as food for other animals.

Managing farm manures for food safety

Guidance for growers of ready-to-eat crops. The guidance explains how to manage farm manures by developing safety plans that will reduce the risks of microbiological contamination of ready-to-eat crops.

Cleaner cattle and sheep

Standards for acceptable and unacceptable levels of cleanliness for cattle and sheep that are slaughtered.


Consumer guidance

Raw drinking milk

Information for anyone who is already consuming or is considering consuming raw drinking milk or products made from raw milk.