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Guidance for abattoirs Click Here

This document was updated yesterday to provide an added link to the fixed penalty notice: Pig and beef carcase classification: Fixed Penalty Guidance  Click Here

 

Where there is evidence that an offence has taken place, the Secretary of State for England or the Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Wales, may issue an informal written warning, saying that they believe an offence has taken place, advising what steps should be taken and warning of possible future action.

In addition, the regulations provide for three kinds of formal enforcement action:

  • Enforcement notice

  • Penalty notice

  • Criminal prosecution.

Where the Secretary of State believes an offence has taken place under the regulations, the Secretary of State has the discretion to decide the appropriate enforcement action. However set out below is guidance on how the RPA will approach this.

 

Pig and beef carcase classification: if you do not comply  Click Here

To read the details on enforcement action and the full guidance: Click Here

Level 1 offences are low risk issues affecting less than 25% of carcases witnessed during an inspection visit. 

1st Offence – Warning Letter

2nd Offence – Enforcement Notice

3rd Offence – Penalty Fine £1,000

Subsequent Offence  - Criminal Proceedings

 

Level 2 offences are medium risk issues affecting between 25% and 50% of carcases witnessed during an inspection visit. 

1st Offence – Warning Letter

2nd Offence – Enforcement Notice

3rd Offence – Penalty Fine £2.500

Subsequent Offence  - Criminal Proceedings

Level 3 offences are high risk issues affecting more than 50% carcases witnessed, where offences relate to at least 20 beef carcases witnessed or 10 pig carcases witnessed. 

1st Offence – Enforcement Notice

2nd Offence – Penalty Fine £4,500

3rd Offence –  Criminal Proceedings

Subsequent Offence  - Criminal Proceedings

 

These levels are based on a minimum of 40 beef carcases or 20 pig carcases checked per visit.

Please contact AIMS if you require any further information

Association of Independent Meat Suppliers 

PO Box 125

Northallerton

North Yorkshire DL6 2YG

Telephone: 01609 761547

Fax: 01609 761548

Email: nbagley@aims2001.co.uk

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