PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Slaughterhouse inaugurated in Bugallonby Alex Romeo R. Fernandez
BUGALLON, Pangasinan, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- This agricultural town inaugurated on Thursday a modern slaughterhouse in Sitio Socony, Barangay Salasa.
The structure, which comprises an office, inspection, stunning, scalding, dispatch, de-hairing, bleeding areas and an offal section, was designed to comply with the requirements of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
Mayor Ricardo Orduña said in an interview that the slaughterhouse cost about P10 million and took more than two years to construct.
The abattoir, he said, will operate as soon as the town council has already given its approval and has already secured permit from the NMIS.
Once operational, the slaughterhouse will employ meat inspectors, collection officers, janitors and butchers who will undergo training and medical checkups to qualify, he said.
Orduña added that other municipalities and some businessmen have already expressed willingness to avail the service of the new slaughterhouse.
The inauguration of the slaughterhouse was held to coincide with the commemoration of the birthday of local hero, Gen. Jose Torres Bugallon, after whom this town was named 17 years ago. (ANL/ARRF-PIA 1 Pangasinan)