by BFFF
Mar 27th, 2024
3 mins
BFFF

On 28th February the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a consultation on new guidance for mechanically separated meat (MSM). This new guidance is intended to provide support for Food Business Operators (FBO’s) following the court rulings on MSM that clarify how the definition of MSM should be interpreted and applied.  

Feedback from the consultation is sought specifically on: 

  • the effectiveness of the MSM guidance document in providing support in light of the Court Judgments 
  • the impacts of FBOs adapting their activities and operations in line with Court judgments 
  • whether there are wider issues around MSM that the FSA, or indeed wider government, should be seeking to address and why  

The draft guidance and consultation pack can be accessed here 

Responses are required by close 22nd May 2024 via the MSM Consultation online survey . 

Feedback can also be emailed to meathygiene@food.gov.uk   

Within three months of the consultation ending, the FSA aim to publish a summary of responses received. 

The BFFF are aware that a several of our members may be affected by this new guidance and would therefore appreciate sight of any comments or concerns you may have. As always, your communications will be treated in the strictest confidence but will help to inform any next steps and ensure you are effectively represented. Please email deniserion@bfff.co.uk. 

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