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Livestock Products - Meat and Livestock Inspections

Aids to Private Storage - Inspections Side of pork with salad and a slice of lemon - image courtesy of QMS

Aids to Private Storage allows abattoirs through contracts with the RPA, to slaughter beef, sheep and pigs and store the meat for a period of 3, 4 or 7 months. Storage costs are met by the UK government.

The Meat and Livestock Inspectors visit premises to:

- inspect abattoirs and cold stores on companies receiving aid for storage, ensuring controls are met; and

- inspect a minimum 10% of all wholesale contracts.

Findings are reported to the RPA