Animal Welfare non-compliance data collected and categorised by the Food Standards Agency in approved slaughterhouses. Level 3: Potential risk of compromising animal welfare but where there is no immediate risk to animals. Level 4: A serious and imminent risk to animal welfare or where avoidable pain, distress or suffering has been caused.
Number of Slaughter Licences and Certificates of Competence issued by year. Please note that Welfare Legislation changed in 2014 in Wales and 2015 in England which removed the issue of Slaughter Licences and implemented Certificates of Competence
Approved food additives and their E Numbers, used for Colours, Preservatives, Antioxidants, Sweeteners, Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents. Most additives are only permitted to be used in certain foods and are subject to specific quantitative limits.
The UK National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) network is responsible for setting up EU-wide standards for routine procedures and reliable testing methods in the areas of feed and food and animal health. Details of UK NRLs in food and feed and the responsible department