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butcher

noun
(1) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
(2) A person who kills people in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty.

verb To murder or kill, usually in a barbarous manner.
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NFU livestock board chairman Alistair Mackintosh said: "I realise that the official meat controls provide assurances that slaughterhouses, meat cutting plants and game handling establishments produce meat for human consumption that is safe and that animal health and welfare requirements at slaughter are met.
The procurement, slaughtering and meat cutting personnel of Liha-Pouttu Oy will move to the service of Atria, the company added.
Earlier this week, Mr Raw-Rees, said his plant was "a simple meat cutting operation who have been drawn into this horse meat feeding-frenzy".
The cutbacks, reported by the online edition of the regional newspaper Gotlands Tidningar, follow Swedish Meats' decision to end the meat cutting operations at the plant, and affect both meat cutters and butchers.
The aim of this substantial volume is to define standardised patterns of meat cutting and ethnic variations, to provide a ready-reference to the main-stream muscle foods available commercially or being developed scientifically around the world and to help to explain the properties of different meat cuts and muscle foods in terms of meat quality.
His moves proved worth the effort last month when he won a spot in the semifinal round of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Challenge.
Danish meat producer Danish Crown announced on Thursday (20 November) plans to close its meat cutting plant in Slagelse, Denmark and to transfer the activities to Boizenburg in Germany.
Their robots can be equipped with accessories to perform a variety of tasks, such as meat cutting, printing identification details on products or end-of-line packaging.