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Meat Hygiene
Modernising meat inspection
  1. W. Cashman
  1. Meadowlands, Annmount, Glounthaune, County Cork, Ireland
  1. e-mail: bill{at}

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PETER Hewson (VR, February 18, 2012, vol 170, p 186) advocates that in order to better protect public health, food business operators should evaluate food chain information, based on ‘appropriate veterinary input’, the extent of which would be decided by the supplier farmers and the food business operator.

Thus, commercial entities that depend on margin and throughput for profit would simultaneously control the costs of inspecting, removing and disposing of what was hitherto commercially valuable produce. …

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