TABUK CITY, Kalinga – When the Double A butcher facility is fully operational sometime next year, the City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) claims backyard slaughtering will no longer be tolerated.
OIC City Veterinarian Dr. Carmen Wanas, at today’s orientation of slaughterhouse operation and management said, as livestock must be inspected first before being slaughtered for consumption.
Wanas made it plain to the audience of butchers and meat vendors in public markets that backyard slaughtering prohibits adequate inspection for the safety and quality of meat and meat products, and that the newly built slaughterhouse should be fully exploited.
With representatives from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS)-CAR and Region 2 present, she stated that pre and post mortem inspection of animals is the only way the public can be assured that the meat is safe to eat once sold in markets.
As previously observed, home slaughtering is still common in the city to avoid the city government’s slaughtering fee.
By the end of the training, the butchers and meat dealers have agreed to support the CVSO’s appeal to end backyard slaughtering. By Darwin S. Serion