abattoir


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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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He said only three abattoirs - Farmers Choice, Quality Meat Packers and Neema, in Lucky summer meet the basic operation standards.
At the same time there are scores of unlicensed abattoirs.
The official said there was a dire need to construct an abattoir in the cantonment area.
This is the first Eid after the new abattoir opened some months ago.
Al Hammadi said that the abattoir has a men's lounge, a women's lounge, a refrigerator for cooling meat and ten sheds for storing livestock for traders before the slaughtering process.
The lawmakers who worked on the cross-party inquiry are proposing that surveillance cameras be required by law in 'all areas of abattoirs where live animals are handled', with funding provided for the devices at small plants.
63%) and buffaloes (5%) at public sector abattoirs than at private sector abattoirs, where prevalence of cysticercosiswas 1.
Different product cuts and pack-kaging require costly changes in abattoirs, to upgrade machinery, amend processes and train abattoir workers.
A shortage of skilled workers and the unwillingness of youngsters to take on family abattoirs are also highlighted by the study, carried out by Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), the Welsh meat marketing body.
The investment will enable Tatura Abattoirs to purchase technology and equipment that will enable it to automate and track lamb carcasses right through to the end of the grading process," Mr Ryan said.
An abattoir is also called a slaughter house or an industrial facility where animals are processed (properly) for consumption as food products.