Meat Products Compositional Requirements

2 weeks ago | 1 min

Some meat products must have a minimum amount of meat and some can only include certain types of meat. These are summarised in the table following

If a product does not contain enough meat,  or contains a different type of meat to that allowed, the description given in the ‘Name of product’ column cannot be used. For example, a beef burger must contain a minimum of 62% meat; if it has less than 62% it cannot be called a beef burger.   

A practical way to check the required meat content is to look at packaging in the kitchen, invoices, delivery notes, ingredient specification etc. For example, if a menu in a restaurant describes a ‘Pork Burger’ check the wholesale packing in the kitchen to ensure it states 67% meat content.

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