Food Law News - UK - 2013

FSA News Item, 14 February 2013

MEAT - Arrests made at meat plants

 Dyfed-Powys Police have today made arrests at both meat plants inspected by the Food Standards Agency on Tuesday.

At Farmbox Meats near Aberystywth, Dyfed-Powys Police have arrested two men aged 64 years and 42 years, and in a simultaneous operation police arrested a man aged 63 at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Approvals for both plants were suspended yesterday by the FSA, so neither firm was operational.

Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm the three people have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act and they are being detained at Aberystwyth Police Station where they will be interviewed jointly by police and FSA staff in what has this afternoon become a joint operation.

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