‘Pri­va­tize abat­toir’

NMIS sees im­proved ser­vice if city gives up slaugh­ter­house

Panay News - - MAJOR STORIES -  By Glenda Solog

ILOILO City – The Na­tional Meat In­spec­tion Ser­vice ( NMIS) has rec­om­mended the pri­va­ti­za­tion of this city’s slaugh­ter­house in Barangay Ta­cas, Jaro dis­trict to im­prove its ser­vice.

NMIS re­cently sub­mit­ted to Mayor Jed Pa­trick Ma­bilog the re­sult of its eval­u­a­tion on the slaugh­ter­house con­ducted early this month.

It was only in Novem­ber last year when the abat­toir started slaugh­ter­ing hogs again. For months, it stopped do­ing so be­cause its boiler got bro­ken. Two new boil­ers were

as toa pur­chased.

Boil­ers are where slaugh­tered hogs are im­mersed in hot wa­ter be­fore they are dressed.

The city govern­ment will study the rec­om­men­da­tion, ac­cord­ing to City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Her­nando Galvez.

NMIS also rec­om­mended that the city govern­ment em­ploy com­pe­tent per­son­nel to main­tain the slaugh­ter­house’s equip­ment.

The Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture-at­tached agency also rec­om­mended re­pairs.

“We wel­come t hese rec­om­men­da­tions,” said Galvez.

The city govern­ment wanted the slaugh­ter­house to be clas­si­fied as an AA or AAA meat pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity but for years it was hob­bled with poor fa­cil­i­ties. Some meat ven­dors told

they re­sorted to back­yard slaugh­ter­ing Panay News af­ter the abat­toir stopped ac­com­mo­dat­ing hogs.

GALVEZ

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