Audit of labelling and traceability of poultry meat in retail and catering establishments

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300622
Title:
Audit of labelling and traceability of poultry meat in retail and catering establishments
Authors:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Publisher:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300622
Additional Links:
http://www.fsai.ie/publications_audit_poultry/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The FSAI has overall responsibility for the enforcement of food law in Ireland, which is carried out predominantly through service contracts with Government departments and agencies. The FSAI carries out targeted audits of food businesses each year to determine the level of compliance with current food law and the effectiveness of its enforcement. An audit of poultry meat labelling and traceability in retail and catering outlets was undertaken by the FSAI as part of the planned programme of targeted audits. The audit project was carried out in butcher shops and hotels. Ireland has one of the highest levels of poultry meat consumption within the EU, with in excess of 25.7kg per capita per year consumed2. It is estimated that over 90% of the poultry meat used in the Irish food service sector is imported. Ireland imports over four million chicken fillets on a weekly basis as there is an unusually high demand in this country for them. Statistics show that for every sale of a single chicken leg in Ireland, there is a matching sale for eight chicken fillets. This preference for chicken fillets by Irish consumers simply cannot be met by domestic supply, hence the high level of imports of fillets3. Currently, poultry meat is only required to indicate country of origin if it originates from outside the EU or where its absence would mislead the consumer. It is imperative that, when consumers are informed of the provenance of the poultry meat they are buying, it is accurate. This summary report draws on the findings of the individual site inspections and relates solely to the food businesses visited as part of the audit.
Keywords:
FOOD SAFETY; FOOD LABELLING; FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY; POULTRY
Local subject classification:
TRACEABILITY
Series/Report no.:
Audit Report

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-02T08:22:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-02T08:22:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300622-
dc.descriptionThe FSAI has overall responsibility for the enforcement of food law in Ireland, which is carried out predominantly through service contracts with Government departments and agencies. The FSAI carries out targeted audits of food businesses each year to determine the level of compliance with current food law and the effectiveness of its enforcement. An audit of poultry meat labelling and traceability in retail and catering outlets was undertaken by the FSAI as part of the planned programme of targeted audits. The audit project was carried out in butcher shops and hotels. Ireland has one of the highest levels of poultry meat consumption within the EU, with in excess of 25.7kg per capita per year consumed2. It is estimated that over 90% of the poultry meat used in the Irish food service sector is imported. Ireland imports over four million chicken fillets on a weekly basis as there is an unusually high demand in this country for them. Statistics show that for every sale of a single chicken leg in Ireland, there is a matching sale for eight chicken fillets. This preference for chicken fillets by Irish consumers simply cannot be met by domestic supply, hence the high level of imports of fillets3. Currently, poultry meat is only required to indicate country of origin if it originates from outside the EU or where its absence would mislead the consumer. It is imperative that, when consumers are informed of the provenance of the poultry meat they are buying, it is accurate. This summary report draws on the findings of the individual site inspections and relates solely to the food businesses visited as part of the audit.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAudit Reporten_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.fsai.ie/publications_audit_poultry/en_GB
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectFOOD LABELLINGen_GB
dc.subjectFOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRYen_GB
dc.subjectPOULTRYen_GB
dc.subject.otherTRACEABILITYen_GB
dc.titleAudit of labelling and traceability of poultry meat in retail and catering establishmentsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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