26 May 2017

Court of Appeal hears food safety appeal

Stephen Hockman QC, and David Hercock appeared in the Court of Appeal last week in judicial review proceedings on behalf of a trade association and slaughterhouse operator seeking to establish that there is a legal right for a slaughterhouse operator to be able to challenge the decision of the FSA to declare meat unfit for human consumption via the provisions in food safety legislation.

The case is R (on the application of the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and Cleveland Meat Company Limited) v Food Standards Agency.

Judgment is awaited.