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Humane Slaughtering

04 February 2010

US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued two Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange (HIKE) scenarios to provide workers with tips for the humane handling and slaughtering of animals.

The first HIKE scenario provides instruction on how to verify humane stunning operations, which focuses on minimising 'double knocking'.

To view the first scenario click here.

The second scenario provides instruction on how to verify that an establishment is:

  • maintaining facilities to prevent injuries, slips and falls.
  • handling animals with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.
  • not excessively using driving implements, especially electric prods, in order to minimise excitement and injury.
To view the second scenario click here .

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