Meat wholesalers warn on hygiene costs


09 March 1999


Meat wholesalers warn on hygiene costs


MEAT wholesalers in Scotland have warned the government about extra meat hygiene bills in the pipeline as a result of costs being transferred from the Treasury.

UK costs are estimated to be £21 million, of which Scotlands contribution should be £6m, reports The Herald.

The additional charges are for the supervision of the removal of BSE-risk material from beef carcasses, the cost of which has been borne by the Treasury since 1996.

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