Food Chain Information Required When Pigs Sent To Slaughterhouse

When pigs are sent to slaughter, the slaughterhouse or abattoir require certain information from the pig owner or farmer under the new EU farm to fork legislation. Under this legislation the pig producer is now seen as a food producer. The Food Standards Agency state, “Legislation comes into force on 1 January 2008 requiring slaughterhouse operators to ‘request, receive, check and act upon’ food chain information (FCI) for all pigs sent to the slaughterhouse.”

Pig owners and farmers can download the necessary documentation from the Food Standards Agency website or they can use the British Pig Executive online Food Chain Information service.