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Banham abattoir suspended for unauthorised slaughter of horses is wound up

A Banham abattoir suspended for the unauthorised slaughter of horses has been wound up

Norfolk Meat Traders Ltd, which is based at Manor Farm Abattoir, The Moor, Banham, had its licence suspended two years ago by the Food Standards Authority because it was carrying out the unauthorised slaughter of horses.

The suspension was overturned, however, last August.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) later brought a petition against the company - which was compulsorily wound up at London’s High Court this morning.

Village sign in Banham
Village sign in Banham

The regulator’s barrister told insolvency Judge Clive Jones that FSA was a creditor of the company and was seeking a compulsory winding up petition in respect of an unpaid debt.

The amount of debt or what it was for was not disclosed in court.

The FSA suspended the company’s licence for the unauthorised slaughter of horses on the farm in March 2017.

The company’s affairs will now be handed over to an Official Receiver to ensure any debts are paid off by selling assets available and then bringing the business to a close.

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