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What is SAFe?
The Small Abattoir Federation was founded in 1998 by John Chadwick to represent the concerns of small abattoirs throughout the country. It is now officially recognised by the Government and is consulted when any regulation, which will impact on abattoirs, is being implemented.

Unlike other groups which represent the meat industry, not one member of SAFe is paid for any work done on behalf of the Federation. Neither are members charged an annual subscription.

SAFe is truly an organisation run by members of the meat industry for members of the meat industry.

SAFe was pivotal in the campaign to introduce a fairer charging system for meat inspection (known as Headage Rate), which subsequently led to a change in legislation.

SAFe continues to lobby against excessive legislation - both National and European - and promotes the importance of small, local abattoirs at every opportunity.

SAFe News

Small Abattoir Veterinary Supervision Pilot Scheme (24th May 2006)
The next SAFe meeting is scheduled to take place on 4th June 2006. Amongst the topics for discussion is the forthcoming pilot scheme for veterinary supervision in small abattoirs. More details about the meeting - including the agenda - can be viewed below.

Proposals To SAFeguard Small Abattoirs (20th July 2005)
January 2006 brings the harmonization of European food regulations under legislation known as 852/2004, 853/2004 and 854/2004. However, each member state can implement national measures to ensure the survival of small and/or traditional food producers.

The proposals in these documents (see below) are what SAFe believes the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Leave our Web site should introduce to safeguard the future of small abattoirs.

To read SAFe's proposals for each of these regulations, please click on the following links:852/2004 852/2004, 853/2004 853/2004, 854/2004 854/2004.

SAFe Meetings
We hold regular meetings which give other small abattoir owners the chance to get together and share their concerns, and in some cases offer positive advice to those who may be encountering difficulties.

Next SAFe meeting ::

Sunday 4th June 2006
11:00 am

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The Royal Oak
High Street

SAFe agenda Agenda [29.5 KB]

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How To Contact SAFe or Become a Member [top]
If you would like more details about SAFe, or wish to join us, please feel free to telephone us or contact us via email. We will be happy to help.

SAFe - Small Abattoir Federation

"Ours is one of a dwindling number of small, privately owned abattoirs. It is vital that these plants survive in order that farmers and butchers can continue to provide best quality, locally produced meat to their communities." [John Chadwick, founder of SAFe]

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