Information about Abattoir Inspections
We regularly inspect livestock at slaughterhouses, and liaise with the Official Veterinarian, to ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare.
We check that the animals arriving were fit to be transported and have not been caused unnecessary suffering in transit and that identification documentation is correct. This again ensures the traceability of animals entering the food chain.
Food Chain Information (FCI) are required for all cattle, goat, sheep and pigs submitted for slaughter. Food Chain Information forms and guidance available on link to the right.