MPs to examine EU moratorium on desinewed meat

30 April 2012

The EFRA Committee has decided to take oral evidence on the European Commission’s requirement that the UK impose a moratorium on the production of desinewed meat from cattle, sheep and goats, and that desinewed meat from poultry and pigs be reclassified as mechanically separated meat.


Tuesday 15 May 2012 at 11am

  • The Food Standards Agency

Background note

The moratorium on the production of desinewed meat was announced by the Food Standards Agency on 4 April.

Individuals or organisations wishing to submit written evidence in advance of the hearing should send it to by Tuesday 8 May.

Guidelines about the submission of evidence (PDF PDF 1.25 MB)

The meeting will take place in the House of Commons. Visitors should check the exact location nearer the time on

The session is open to the press and the public. Please allow half an hour to clear security.

Further information

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