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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 executive said the county only has 31 meat inspectors and four veterinary officers to man the 21 abattoirs across the city.
However, they should not be called abattoirs since they do not have proper conditions or follow health procedures.
Il a critique la lenteur dans la mise en oeuvre par les autorites concernees, du plan directeur de mise a niveau des abattoirs, prevu pour la periode 2010/2015, ajoutant que le decret gouvernemental nA360, en date du 1er mars 2010, qui stipule la creation de 9 nouveaux abattoirs conformes aux normes ainsi que la mise a niveau et la rehabilitation de 51 abattoirs, n'a pas ete applique apres 7 ans.
In the interest of public health and safety for all, he said, an integrated plan has been prepared to prevent illegal butchers and to streamline traffic to the cattle market and abattoirs during Eid days.
The new abattoir, open from 6am to 11pm, has a capacity for processing 1,500 small and 50 large animals daily," said Ali Al Hammadi, head of abattoir section in the municipality.
The L214 campaign prompted the agriculture ministry to order nationwide inspections of abattoirs in March.
Due to the increasing concern about chemical contamination of soil from abattoir, there is an increasing interest of the scientific community and international agencies for soil pollution monitoring and assessment.
A prospective study was conducted from November; 2012 to October 2013 to find out the prevalence of cysticercosis in cattle and buffaloes at different HACCP certified public and private abattoirs in Punjab, Pakistan.
Since 1990, Wales has lost 42 abattoirs, leaving just 22, and these are dominated by a handful of major players which account for almost 90% of industry throughput - estimated at 120,400 cattle, 3.
This was the second of two grants announced today at Tatura Abattoirs, with the Coalition Government investing $1.
But how sure am I anyway that animals are killed humanely in abattoirs up and down the country?
In Nigeria, abattoirs are distributed all over the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with the largest being the Lagos State owned abattoir complex in Oko-oba Agege Local Government Area of the State where about 90% of meat consumed in the state is slaughtered (News Watch, 2010).