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Category: animal welfare

The Regulation Diaries (Part 2): PrimeSafe’s War on Farm Gate Shops – by Tammy Jonas Food Ethics

My first meeting with The Inspector back in early 2013 was inauspicious to say the least. It was my first visit to PrimeSafe, but we had a month or two prior been granted a Class 3 Food Premises registration under the Food Act 1984 by our local Environmental Health Officer, which allowed us to refrigerate and sell our pre-packaged meat…

The Regulation Diaries(Part 1}: PrimeSafe’s War Against Salami Days – by Tammi Jonas: Food Ethics

This is the first of what I aim to be a series on the negative impacts of food safety regulation on small-scale production and freedom of choice in Australia. This first instalment details the story of how Victorian meat regulator PrimeSafe destroyed all our salamis last year. I will seek permission from other salami day hosts to share some more…

OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT: Improving Animal Welfare Through Food Labelling

  ABSTRACT When animals are bred for food, the conditions under which they live and die can be brought to the consumer’s attention by a wide range of means. One efficient way to do this is an effective labelling system. This paper contends that a significant number of consumers would be willing to pay more for meat products derived from…