New guidance – For business – Poultry
Trading Standards have published new guidance that includes procedures to establish the net weight of fresh whole and portioned prepackaged poultry products.
Trading Standards have a legislative responsibility to ensure a customers get what they pay for. As part of this we regularly conduct market surveillance activities. The inspections completed revealed inconsistencies with packaged poultry products, which sparked us to investigate the matter further.
After extensive in-house testing, collaboration with our colleagues at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and consultation with associations and businesses within the poultry industry, we have produced guidance that contains test procedures that are used by our inspectors, and that can be adopted by a packer, when checking the net quantity of packaged poultry products.