Two slaughterhouse bosses are facing charges over claims they broke laws governing the traceability of horse meat.
Peter Boddy, who owned the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Calderdale business, and manager David Moss, are accused of breaching food regulations that say meat should be traceable from field to fork.
Sue Patten, head of fraud at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Following a joint investigation by the Food Standards Agency, Dyfed Powys Police and Calderdale Council, criminal proceedings have been instituted against two individuals for failing to comply with the traceability requirements of horses slaughtered at and sold from premises in Todmorden.”
It is alleged that Peter Boddy, slaughterhouse owner and game dealer, and manager David Moss failed to comply with traceability requirements for horses slaughtered at their premises. It is claimed that they each committed two breaches of Regulation 4 of the General Food Regulations 2004 between July 2012 and February 12 2013.
Moss is also charged with one count of forgery over claims that he faked an invoice for the sale of horse meat.
They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 14. It is not alleged that the horse meat was being sold as another meat.
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