Food Crime & Incidents

Carcass Contamination Incidents

Request

1, For each month between January 2014 to March 2017*,  the number of carcass contamination incidents** recorded at red meat abattoirs in Scotland.

2, This information broken down into pigs / cattle / sheep & goats

* Or beginning from the nearest date to January 2014 if the information is not available from then

** I mean by this "carcass contamination identified at final FBO inspection point" e.g. carcasses found to be faecally contaminated

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you have requested in the attachment.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Food Standards Scotland (FSS) does not have some of the information you have requested.  The reasons why we don’t have the information is explained in the attachment.

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