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offal

(of′fel)
Animal parts discarded during the process of butchering or slaughtering, typically including the brain, viscera, skin, hooves, and blood. These by-products have been implicated in the transmission of some infectious illnesses, like mad cow disease.

offal

1. nonmeat edible products from animal slaughter. Includes brains, thymus, pancreas, liver, heart, kidney, tripes, sausage casings, chitterlings, crackling rind.
2. by-product of milling, called also weatlings, middlings. A high-protein supplement for herbivores.

specified bovine offal
the term used in the UK to denote tissues that can be infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), namely brain and spinal cord, spinal ganglia, retina, and terminal small intestine.
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Supplies of beef, pork, poultry, pork offal and poultry meats.
MWMC Managing Director, Ahmed Sheharyar while talking to reporter said that 1800 sanitary workers performed duty to collect animals' offal across the city and dumped it in 100-feet ditch in Habiba Sial landfill site.
RWMC Managing Director Irfan Qureshi said that 4,000 tonnes waste and offal were likely to be disposed of on the first day of Eidul Azha, 2,000 tonnes on the second day and 1,500 tonnes on the third day.
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries has also issued a ministerial decision to ban the import of live birds, their products, their derivatives and offal from the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of South Korea, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of North Korea, and the state of Kerala in Republic of India, until the demise of the reason for the ban and the issuance of a decision in this regard.
The temporary ban includes all kinds of domesticated, wild and ornamental living birds, and all their products and offal.
Attitudes towards offal vary greatly by culture and country.
A NUMBER of meat products sold in the UK have been found to include unlabelled offal and blood, according to an independent study.
Volume of production of meat and edible offal of cattle was 7,731 tons in January 2013.
This study was, therefore, designed to determine the economic and other benefits of the optimal inclusion levels of sorghum offal in the diets of growing rabbits.
Sea Shepherd Australia chairman Bob Brown said: "There's blood all over the place, meat being carted around on this factory ship deck, offal and innards being dumped in the ocean.
Held only three times a year, the official Offal lunch tooK place at the Lower Royal George, Scammonden.
The animals' hides and skins, besides offal, horns and hooves also stir tens of billions of rupees into business.