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see abattoirabattoir
[Fr.], building for butchering. The abattoir houses facilities to slaughter animals; dress, cut and inspect meats; and refrigerate, cure, and manufacture byproducts. The largest abattoirs are those of the meatpacking industry.
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or meat-processing,
wholesale business of buying and slaughtering animals and then processing and distributing their carcasses to retailers. The livestock industry is among the largest in the world.
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(in Russian, uboinyipunkt), an enterprise where livestock is butchered for meat. Slaughterhouses are found in settlements not serviced by meat-packing plants. A slaughterhouse has a stockyard, a slaughter room, rooms for handling meat by-products, fat products, and entrails, a hide-salting room, and a room for processing wastes. A refrigeration room is used to store perishable products. Slaughterhouses process meat, meat by-products, melted food fats, entrails, preserved hides, industrial fats, and boiled animal feeds. All processes are based on simple technology and must comply with hygienic and sanitary standards. Veterinary workers supervise the reception and slaughter of animals, as well as the processing and marketing of food and industrial products.

Industrial livestock-raising complexes, large cattle farms, sovkhozes, kolkhozes, and other agricultural enterprises have slaughterhouses for the slaughter of diseased livestock when this is determined necessary by veterinarians.

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Director Sunico urged local government units (LGUs) which still do have their own slaughter house to coordinate with the NMIS for the necessary procedures and for possible access of government interventions.
People should buy meat from licenced slaughter house, so they don't get any meat that is unsuitable for consumption.
Under the directives of Director General of the Fujairah Municipality Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, slaughter houses in Fujairah and Al Taween have been instructed to improve services, specially during the holiday period.
Demonstration to budding Veterinarians on operations of slaughter house shall also be conducted in the facility.
Officials of Iranian Consulate, members of Turk delegation, elected representatives, Secretaries of Livestock and Health and a large number of citizens participated the inaugural function of the slaughter house which was completed in a record period of 10 months.
Some traders buy live boilers and slaughter them at a traditional slaughter house in the traditional market or near market.
Even though the EU survey showed the majority of slaughter houses to be "close to perfect", the Green Party criticise the authorities for not releasing information relating to the contaminated samples.
PLANS to build a slaughter house in Warwickshire were rejected last night as protesters staged a rally outside Rugby Town Hall.
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