What happens next?

Next steps

The findings of this Inquiry will put the industry on notice of the issues that need to be addressed. If the situation does not improve over the next twelve months, the Commission will consider using its enforcement powers to enforce change where unresolved problems continue. This may result in enforcement action, such as an investigation, against individual meat processing firms or agencies.

In the immediate future we will be working with the key stakeholders for the industry to bring about change. These include the British Poultry Council, the British Meat Processing Association, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and the Association of Labour Providers, the supermarkets, governments, regulators and unions.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2010