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Proposed operational code slaughter and dressing – chapter 5 of the red meat code of practice

Update - 26 September 2017

Chapter 5 (Slaughter and dressing) of the Red Meat Code of Practice is published.

Background to consultation

MPI sought feedback on the revised operational code for slaughter and dressing – chapter 5 of the Red meat code of practice.

The operational code was written to give guidance on the currently agreed way to meet the regulatory requirements of MPI under the Animal Products Act 1999. The code is being rewritten to reflect any legislative updates and to transfer to the new requirements and guidance template.

It is intended that this new chapter will replace the existing Operational code slaughter and dressing red meat. The review of chapter 5 of the code of practice has been undertaken by a working group consisting of members from MPI and the red meat sector.

Your views sought

MPI invited comment on Chapter 5: Slaughter and dressing – Red meat code of practice.

MPI was particularly interested in your feedback on these questions:

  • Is the level of detail appropriate for the red meat sector?
  • Are the technical aspects correct?
  • Are the procedures practical and achievable for the red meat sector?
  • Are there any areas that need more guidance?

Consultation documents

Related documents

  • Operational code slaughter and dressing – red meat (current version)

Making your submission

Geedback on the consultation document was due by 5pm on 8 September 2017.

Submissions are public information

Note, comments you make in a submission are public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include, it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.