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.
Last reviewed: 13/3/2009