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Howard Shaw prosecutes slaughterhouse operator resulting in the highest ever fine in a Food Standards Agency case

Howard Shaw has successfully prosecuted Dunbia (Preston) Limited, the operator of a slaughterhouse at Preston, resulting in the highest ever fine being imposed by a court in a case brought by the Food Standards Agency.

The prosecution was brought under the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010 arising from the Company’s  failure to remove specified risk material from bovine and ovine carcases.  The Regulations are in force to address the risks presented by certain brain diseases known as TSEs – the best known one being BSE (mad cow disease); and require the correct removal and disposal of certain body parts to prevent them entering the food chain.

A fine of £250,000 was imposed together with significant costs.

Media coverage:


Lancashire Post

Food Voices

Howard has a detailed knowledge of the Hygiene Regulations relating to all food businesses.  He regularly prosecutes for the Food Standards Agency and prosecutes on behalf of local authorities.

Contact Howard’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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