As part of the USDA “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hosting two Web outreach seminars on mobile slaughter units.
Amidst heightened interest in building the capacity for slaughter in rural areas, the seminars are meant to educate small and very small operators of meat and poultry establishments about mobile slaughter units' economic potential.
Mobile slaughter units are self contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site. Typically, the units provide slaughter services to regional small producers at conveniently located host farms. FSIS-inspected mobile slaughter units provide a feasible option for small livestock producers wanting to provide safe, wholesome meat product to local and interstate consumer markets.
Each seminar will highlight inspection issues unique to both types of mobile slaughter units as presented by industry and Agency experts. To register and download the presentation before the meeting, go to www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events
Source: USDA – United States Department of Agriculture