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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Veterinary office to conduct hygienic meat butchering and meat vendors training

by Irma A. Guhit

SORSOGON CITY, Jan 11 (PIA) -- The Sorsogon City Veterinary Office will conduct this Friday, January 13 the regular hygienic meat butchering and meat vendors’ training to ensure that meat sold in the city public market here undergoes the proper sanitary process and that measures on safekeeping the meat are properly handled.

Dr. Alex Destura, city veterinarian here, said that to assure the public that clean and safe meat will be sold to the public in the city market here, it is a must that butchers and vendors undergo the hygienic training which they will be conducting.

Destura explained that as part of the safety measure their office is implementing especially in the butchering and selling of meat, the one- day training will provide the meat vendors and butchers the know how on properly handling, cutting up, preparing, transporting, and selling meat.

The city veterinary office will soon see an upgraded class double A slaughter house here where meat for consumption within the city is reliably safe for consumption, handled properly and transported from the slaughter house to the market and to other outlets here within the city.

The training is also a must to all butchers and meat vendors as the activity is a prerequisite for the renewal of their license and business permit.

According to Dr. Destura, one of the objectives of the city is that no double dead meat or “botcha”will be sold here and that meat vendors and butchers alike will adhere to the safety inspection procedure of meat sold in the public markets.

He also explained that the city veterinary office has been strict in the implementation of all the precautionary measures and certain rules that had to be imposed as regards to cattle and hog butchering and meat handling.

He also have coordinated with all piggeries here selling hogs to follow also the set of standard set by their office so that the procedure and processes observed in slaughtering be followed as no home backyard slaughtering will be allowed for selling.

The meat shop operators here especially the big supermarkets get their supply of meat from trusted big company suppliers which are branded and have undergone the safe process of meat processing or packaging.

He also said that those who will engage in meat processing should also be guided properly and should be required to register so that the city veterinary office will be informed of the type of business they are into. (MAL/IAG-PIA Sorsogon)

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