The Association was formed in 1980 by the amalgamation of the former Meat Inspectors Association (1947)(Scotland): the Association of Meat Inspectors(1964) and the Federation of Poultry Inspectors (1978) to bring together the “Authorized Officers” engaged in meat and poultry inspection.
The Association is multi-disciplined in that it has within the membership apart from actual meat inspectors veterinarians, environmental health officers, college lecturers and suitably qualified trade employees.
OBJECTIVES OF THE A.M.I
Promote, encourage and improve standards of inspection, hygiene and animal welfare.
Publicize the importance of inspection.
Promote technical and scientific research.
Facilitate the exchange of such information
Promote and improve the status of the inspector
ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
There are sub committees within Council which deal with such various matters as:
Education & Training.
Liaising with the Colleges and the Royal Society for Public Health up dating examination syllabus etc.
Legal & Parliamentary liaising with DEFRA on enforcement.
Liaison groups with the B.V.A, IEHO, M.L.C, H.S.A, F.S.A, and meat trade organizations.
Unison, sharing areas of common interest.
The Association is a member of the E.W.F.C
Members are allocated to one of seven geographically organized Divisions, which are autonomous, electing their officers and representatives to the National Council which deals with the principal business of the Association.
MEAT INSPECTION VIDEO
The Association has produced a highly successful video about meat inspection and will soon be developing a fully interactive CD ROM