Meat Industry Guide (MIG)

Last updated:
6 May 2016
Guidance to assist UK meat plant operators whose premises require approval and veterinary control under the European Union Food Hygiene Regulations.

About the guide

The Meat Industry Guide

  • sets out the legal obligations that apply to food business operators in the meat sector and provides advice on how these obligations can be met
  • compliance with the law is not voluntary but operators are not obliged to follow the advice in the guide as other ways of achieving compliance with the law may be equally valid
  • the guide is not an authoritative interpretation of the law as only the courts have that power

The guide has been developed and updated with the help of an editorial panel made up of industry organisations, enforcement authorities and Agency officials.