Over Lm400,000 invested in Marsa slaughterhouse
Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Francis Agius has stated
that over Lm400,000 (€933,985 ) will be invested in the Marsa slaughterhouse
Slaughterhouse has undergone various investments Since 2000 and a new
procedure for the slaughtering of pigs began in 2004. According to the Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Francis Agius
, this procedure
allows pork products to be processed through the highest hygiene standards under
veterinary surveillance, while ensuring that the product delivered to consumers
is in tip-top condition.
Agius explained how the government has appointed a veterinary
consultant and a slaughterhouse engineer to prepare a plan addressing all the
required practices that require upgrading, including those concerning hygiene.
â€œThis does not mean that the current practices are not good enough, but there is
always room for modernisation and betterment,â€ he said.
Discussions are also underway to change practices concerning the
transportation of animals towards the slaughterhouse to ensure their protection.
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