Government fails meat inspection
20 February 2014
Government fails meat
The Government needs to stop allowing
large meat processors to undertake their own meat safety
inspections, the Green Party said today.
A Metro magazine
article has highlighted widespread problems with safety
inspections of meat in New Zealand freezing works. Concerns
have been raised following the transfer of some meat
inspections responsibilities to the meat processors
themselves. Metro highlights examples of faecal and other
contamination being missed by these company
“We need to protect our 100% pure brand,”
said Green Party agriculture spokesperson Steffan
“This is another example of deregulation
letting New Zealanders down.
“We need independent safety
inspection of our meat, our reputation depends on it,”
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