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,
one member of SAFe is paid for any work done on
behalf of the Federation. Neither are members charged an annual
SAFe is truly an organisation
run by members of the meat industry for members of the meat
SAFe was pivotal in the campaign to introduce a fairer charging system for meat inspection
(known as Headage
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.
next SAFe meeting
is scheduled to
take place on 4th
June 2006. Amongst
the topics for
discussion is the
More details about
the meeting -
agenda - can be
To SAFeguard Small
2006 brings the
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
should introduce to safeguard the future of small abattoirs.
To read SAFe's
proposals for each
please click on
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
The Royal Oak
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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.