Monday, June 07, 2010

Human error at meat plants gives UK beef farmers an annual £14m bonus

Article by Andrew Forgrave in the Daily Post on 18 May 2010

Trials of Video Image Analysis (VIA) show the machines are more accurate than human operators, who are instructed to give farmers the benefit of doubt in an estimated 6% of cases.

The National Beef Association is calling for compensation for affected farmers to cover the £14 million that may be lost if VIA is introduced.

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