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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.
see q fever.