The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has lifted production restrictions at meat producer Russell Hume’s Liverpool site after confirming the site’s safety management procedures complied with legal requirements.
However, production at Russell Hume’s other production facilities remains suspended until the same assurances are met at each site.
FSA staff will remain present at the Liverpool site to assess whether the facility continues to maintain the same safety procedures.
The lifting of these sanctions will not disrupt the FSA and Food Safety Scotland’s (FSS) ongoing investigation into food hygiene standards across the UK, according to the FSA.
An FSA statement said: “This decision has been taken on the basis that we are now assured that the food being produced at the Liverpool site complies with the relevant legislation.
“The action taken has been proportionate and we recognise the potential impact on the business and peoples’ livelihoods.
“The FSA and FSS will continue to work with the business to assess the status of the measures which remain in place at the other sites preventing production and distribution.”
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