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Ras Al Khaimah abattoirs ready to receive customers during Eid

Ras Al Khaimah abattoirs ready to receive customers during Eid
11 Apr 2024 10:13

HUDA AL TUNAIJI (RAS AL KHAIMAH)

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has announced working hours of abattoirs in view of the expected rise in customer turnout during Eid Al Fitr.

The announcement came following preparations of designated abattoirs. These facilities were staffed with teams responsible for receiving, inspecting, and ensuring hygiene of meat products.

Working hours of the abattoirs during the first days of Eid Al Fitr will be as follows: Ras Al Khaimah slaughterhouse from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm; Al Ghail slaughterhouse from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm; and the central slaughterhouse (Al Falayah) from 7am until 12:00 pm.

Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Public Health Department at the municipality, said: “The abattoirs in the emirate have undergone periodic and annual maintenance works to enhance their efficiency and increase their capacity to accommodate the number of sacrificial animals.  Surveillance cameras have also been installed at the central slaughterhouse to ensure the smooth flow of work and to address any violations or complaints raised by customers.”

“It is worth noting that the number of sacrifices in the past two months reached 14,432. As for the livestock market, daily oversight is conducted under the supervision of the market veterinarian to monitor the movement of incoming and outgoing livestock. During the past two months, 18,941 sheep, goats, cows, and camels entered the market, in addition to 9,267 animals leaving the market for slaughter or sale,” he added.

The official noted that animals entering the market undergo external parasite treatment through spraying, in addition to a thorough inspection. Random samples are collected and analysed through laboratory tests. Any animals identified with illness are euthanised, he added, noting that no sick animals have been recorded in the past two months.

Health inspectors also conduct routing inspection visits to ensure compliance with all biosecurity measures at the market.

The newly installed surveillance cameras have significantly contributed to controlling the movement inside the market and ensuring compliance with biosecurity measures, as well as safety and security procedures, which have positively impacted the health and safety of animals offered for sale within the market.

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