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Transport of live animals to the slaughterhouse

Food business operators transporting live animals to slaughterhouses must ensure compliance with the following requirements.

  • During collection and transport, animals must be handled carefully without causing unnecessary distress.
  • Animals showing symptoms of disease or originating in flocks known to be contaminated with agents of public health importance may only be transported to the slaughterhouse when permitted by the e competent authority.
  • Crates for delivering animals to the slaughterhouse and modules, where used, must be made of non-corrodible material and be easy to clean and disinfect. Immediately after emptying and, if necessary, before re-use, all equipment used for collecting and delivering live animals must be cleaned, washed and disinfected.