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Zambo’s abattoir retains class ‘AA’ classification

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The slaughterhouse facility in San Roque, one of the city government’s economic enterprises, has retained its Class “AA” classification after passing the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit and accreditation evaluation by the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS), Meat Safety and Quality Assurance (MSQA) regional office, and the Accreditation and Enforcement Services (ARES) last July 17.

City Administrator Marie Angelique C. Go announced this at Monday’s press briefing, stressing that more hogs and cattle are being slaughtered at the city abattoir daily thus raising the facility’s revenue. Last week’s revenue was P109,833.00.

Under the rules and regulations governing the accreditation of meat establishments, the Class “AA” abattoir is complete with facilities and operational procedures sufficiently adequate to slaughter food animals, or premises to cut and pack carcasses or primal parts; or establishments to process and manufacture meat and meat products for inter-provincial distribution and sale in any meat market nationwide.

In the event that there is intra-provincial distribution of products, certification shall be done by the Provincial Veterinarian while inter-provincial distribution of products shall be certified by the NMIS and/or NMIS deputized officer. The application of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) program shall be required.

Meanwhile, Go said the city abattoir is undergoing maintenance and improvement activities like re-piping and repainting of steam line and waterline, rehabilitation of waste water treatment facilities.

Improvements are also being made for the entrance gate to hog section, steel barricades at the scalding tank and dehairing area, and the dehairing machine.-(Vic Larato)