Processing plant data collection trials show “early success”

Early success is being claimed for industry trials concerning the Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) with post-mortem condition cards and training for meat inspectors due to follow in late September to “help standardise and streamline” the quality of in-plant data.

The trials, which are backed by FSA, AHDB and BMPA, are being carried out at five UK pork processing sites, including the Karro Food Group plant in Malton.

“Karro has reported that good progress has been made and endorses the new system,” said AHDB Pork food safety project manager, Emma Bailey-Beech, who is leading the programme.

Ms Bailey-Beech (pictured above) also said that Karro acknowledged that CCIR has “great potential” in supplying pig producers with accurate real-time information concerning the health and welfare of pigs delivered to processing sites.

Following the trials, all FSA inspectors will be trained with the finalised conditions cards.

“The effectiveness of both the condition cards and training package will be validated with an online verification assessment in late September,” said Ms Bailey-Beech. “This will be measured against an already completed baseline assessment carried out at Karro. Once complete, this training will be rolled out regionally.”

See July 2016 comment on CCIR by NPA chief executive, Dr Zoe Davies

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