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Traceability

Traceability is a crucial stage in our processes at Penny's Meats as we always want to ensure that we know exactly where our products are coming from. As a result of this, we adhere to a number of EU regulations governing our industry for the protection of our consumers. Each label includes a traceability code, which ensures we can trace a product right through packing and production, through maturation and to the paperwork at delivery. There is a Compulsory Beef Labelling Scheme to ensure all the information is provided to the buyer. Each of our labels clearly display:
 

  • the name of the member state or non-EU country in which the animal or group of animals were born

  • the name of the member state or non-EU country in which the animal or group of animals were raised

  • the words ‘Slaughtered in: [name of member state or non-EU country]’

  • the licence number of the slaughterhouse

  • the words ‘Cutting/cut in: [name of member state or non-EU country]’

  • the licence number(s) of the cutting plant(s)

  • the EC roundel of the site that has packed the product

  • a reference number or code

 

Other products such as lamb and pork don't have as many regulations yet we still display the origins clearly. Labels also provide the appropriate allergen information if necessary.

At Penny's we pride ourselves on only selling meat from pre-stunned animals. All of the meat that we produce is supplied to us through our 10 approved abattoirs, all based in the United Kingdom. All approved and licensed abattoirs are required to have an onsite Official Veterinarian and Meat Inspectors (supplied by the FSA) and their own team of trained Animal Welfare Officers. The Manual for Official Controls (MOC), which is available on the FSA (Food Standards Agency) websites, gives you details of the tasks, responsibilities and duties of the FSA staff and veterinary contractors in approved establishments. We therefore abide by all rules and regulations set.