UK - Four men have appeared in court in the UK this week facing charges over the traceability of meat following last year’s investigation into the horse meat scandal.
Peter Boddy, aged 64, the owner of a slaughterhouse in Todmorden and David Moss, aged 53, the slaughterhouse manager, are accused of failing to comply with the traceability requirements of horses slaughtered at and sold from the premises.
Boddy and Moss both face two charges of failing to comply with food traceability requirements. Moss is also accused of making a false instrument.
Dafydd Raw-Rees, aged 66, the owner and Food Business Operator of Farmbox Meats Limited in Aberystwyth and Colin Patterson, 43, the company representative, are accused of mislabelling goat meat as either lamb or mutton for the purposes of sale.
The pair are charged with 19 offences contrary to the Food Safety Act 1990 and one of failing to comply with traceability requirements of meat sold by the company, contrary to regulation 4 of the General Food Regulations 2004.
The four appeared in two pairs at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and were sent to Southwark Crown Court, with their next appearance to be on 28 April. They were given unconditional bail.
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