New Requirements For Abu Dhabi Mobile Slaughter Units

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 09 August 2022
New Requirements For Abu Dhabi Mobile Slaughter Units
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Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), has issued a new resolution to organise the operation of Mobile Slaughter Units in Abu Dhabi.

According to the resolution, MSU operators should get a commercial license from the competent authority and a no-objection certificate from ADAFSA before running their business

The MSUs’ layout should ensure separation of operations before, during and after slaughtering.

There must be designated facilities for the storage of waste and meat declared unfit for human consumption to be disposed of safely.

The MSU should apply animal welfare requirements in terms of facilitating animal movement, providing power and potable water sources. The MSUs must have adequate pens to facilitate ante-mortem inspections. In addition, the MSUs should comprise a small refrigerator or cork iceboxes to store meat before being delivered to customers.

Workers should always use personal protective equipment when handling animals, including protective clothing, gloves and masks. They also must receive training on health practices and ways to regularly dispose of waste without affecting the surrounding space.