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abattoir

a building for the slaughter of animals for human food. It may vary in size and sophistication depending on location and local government ordinance but it should contain the following facilities or have them close by: a slaughter area, an area for emergency slaughter, refrigeration area, condemned meat area and space for holding suspect meat, offal, gut and tripe area, hide and skin area, cutting room, despatch area, amenities for personnel, a veterinary officer's room, preferably including a laboratory, and accommodation for animals awaiting slaughter, called lairage. Called also slaughterhouse, meat packing plant.

abattoir fever
see q fever.
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The abattoir is then emailed the information automatically early in the morning before the pigs arrive.
We will be consulting with industry to ensure that CCTV becomes mandatory in all RSPCA standards and therefore Freedom Food-approved abattoirs, and are calling for all slaughterhouses in the country to follow suit.
This year the mobile abattoirs are containers so they are far more durable and they required time to set up to make sure electricity, water and the sewerage system have been set up properly," said Al Hammadi.
Ahmed Al Shammari, head of the Abattoir Section at the Department of Public Health of DM, said slaughterhouse guarantees a safe veterinarian checkup before and after the slaughtering of the animal to ensure the animal is fit for human consumption.
These factors were responsible for the equivalent loss of 681 lambs weighing 19kg at one Welsh abattoir in 12 months, costing producers around PS52,000.
In recent years sustainability has become a fashionable, OK-yah term, with small abattoirs said to be vital for low carbon food chains.
Abattoirs, processors and farm shops must be assured and registered with the Eblex Quality Standard scheme to take part, and farmers must be a member of a recognised farm assurance scheme.
Federal abattoirs are audited by Canada's trading partners internationally, so they must meet international requirements, according to Dr.
If those abattoirs were not there, their animals would be worthless," said Bob Salmon, food spokesman for the FPB, which represents 25,000 small-to-medium UK firms.
The Countryside Alliance argues that the Government's plan to rescue struggling rural communities, embodied in its Rural White Paper, started the year on a sour note for the small rural abattoirs upon which many rural businesses depend.
There seems to have been a lax attitude, especially towards smaller abattoirs.
The fact is that E-coli 0157 enters the food chain through faecal contaminators and this can occur in abattoirs.