Abattoirs Act, 1988

Regulations relating to abattoirs.

20.—(1) The Minister may, in relation to abattoirs, make Regulations in respect of all or any of the following matters—

(a) the reception of, and the manner in which, animals are to be assembled, penned and rested prior to slaughter, and restrained for slaughter;

(b) the washing and disinfecting of vehicles used in connection with the transport of animals to abattoirs;

(c) the times at which slaughterings may take place;

(d) the manner of the slaughter and evisceration of animals and the dressing, cleaning, hanging, cooling, vacuum wrapping, storing, cutting-up, processing, weighing and loading of meat;

(e) the retention, identification and presentation for the purpose of inspection by a veterinary inspector of animals, carcases, offals and viscera;

(f) the hygiene (including operational hygiene) and maintenance of premises and equipment and the hygiene and health of the staff;

(g) the storage and disposal of offals, hides and waste products.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of Regulations made under this section shall be guilty of an offence.