NMIS mechanizes city abattoir-A A +A
Monday, January 21, 2013
THE National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) of the Department of Agriculture vowed to upgrade the Iloilo City slaughterhouse facility located at Tacas, Jaro with modern equipment and tools that will enhance the state-of-the art mechanization of the Double A abattoir.
City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the NMIS will inspect the facility on January 29-31, 2013 to see the upgrading of slaughterhouse standards in providing safe and quality meat to consumers.
A training of some 60 slaughterhouse employees on the mechanization project will be conducted on January 22-24 to prepare the personnel to use the modern equipment and tools.
Construction and renovation of the slaughterhouse were completed in October 2012 and waiting for the equipment to arrive from NMIS Manila office.
Mabilog said the city is eyeing to upgrade and convert the slaughterhouse into Triple A standards with the placement of refrigeration facilities soon to process meat products for export to other cities in the country.
Similarly, the old slaughterhouse at Molo district will finally close on February 1, 2013 and all slaughtering of small and big animals for meat will be done at the upgraded slaughterhouse.
The slaughterhouse will be managed by the Local Economic Enterprise Office headed by Vincent de la Cruz.
The vacated old slaughterhouse site at Molo covering some half a hectare site will temporarily be utilized as an extension area of the city motor pool for the repair of city government owned vehicles.