FG to pass meat hygienic law to regulate operations of abattoirs and slaughter slabs
7 March 2017 National
The Federal Government says it has commenced the process of enacting a `Meat Hygienic Act’ in order to regulate the operations of abattoirs and slaughter slabs in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued today in Abuja by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Tony Ohaeri.
According to the statement, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Doctor Shehu Ahmed, stated this while handing-over the rehabilitated Lafia modern abattoir to the Nasarawa State Government.
He explained that the move would ensure the supply of healthy meat and other livestock products for public consumption.