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Fresh & Frozen Meat Surveyors

Consultants to the Food Industry

Food Standards, Food Industry Consultants, Meat Surveyor, Meat Expert, Food Law, Environmental Health & Hygiene, Trading Standards, Factory Management, Production & Food Processing, Fresh, Frozen, Chilled, Legal Advice

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Who am I?


  • A Meat Surveyor registered by the International Meat Traders Association Inc.
  • Recognized by The Law Society as an Expert in Legal Matters pertaining to Food
  • A Member of the Institute of Meat
  • A Member of the Royal Society of Health
  • A Freeman of the City of London
  • A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers of the City of London
  • A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers of the City of York
  • Member of the Society of Food Hygiene Technology
  • A Consultant in Meat Processing & Production in the UK and Europe on all aspects of Frozen, Chilled & Fresh Foods
  • A Consultant & Adviser with regard to -
    - Environmental Health & Hygiene
    - Trading Standards
    - Food Standards Agency
    - Production & Food Processing
    - Factory Management


After University, I operated in the Meat, Frozen and Chilled Food Sector covering all aspects from farm to consumer. In the early 1980s I set up my own Consultancy covering such areas as legal advice and representation as well as technical advice in food manufacture and machinery.


My clients and contacts range from small independents to international organisations and Government bodies. I believe in using detailed photography and non-technical language in order to demonstrate my philosophy to my clients.


If you have any sort of problem with food production; chilled, fresh or frozen goods, especially meat, I can -

  • Arbitrate between you and your supplier or customer with regard to quality, wholesomeness, integrity and fitness of ingredients or finished product.
  • Provide assistance with matters relating to Trading Standards Departments and Environmental Health Departments and the Food Standards Agency.
  • Advise on more efficient or cost effective manufacturing methods and factory layout - and as a practical person - I am well aware of the difference between desirability and affordability.
  • Supply new and second-hand food machinery - and tell you how to lay it out
  • Provide engineering assistance


Surveyors & Consultants in Food Processing,
Technology & Legislation

Peter Ferner M.R.S.H. M.inst.M MSOFHT


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