Dubai Municipality opens Al Lusaili Abattoir

Facility has adopted several health and environmental control measures for the slaughter house

Dubai: Dawood Al Hajiri, director-general of Dubai Municipality on Thursday opened Al Lusaili abattoir, which is set up with advanced equipment and tools.

The Abattoir has the capacity to slaughter up to 120 small livestock and 20 large livestock per hour. The Public Health Department in Dubai Municipality informed that the working hours of Al Lusaili Abattoir are from 7am to 7pm from Saturdays to Thursdays and from 7am until 11am on Fridays.

The Al Lusaili abattoir is characterised by many modern features and standards, including compliance with the green building requirements approved by Dubai Municipality, the civic body said in a press release.

Environmental conservation systems were taken into account by reducing the thermal emission and a centralised system was followed for cleaning the slaughtering halls and thus reduced the use of cleaning equipment and materials in addition to reducing the effort of workers and water consumption.

The standards applied in the Abattoir include heating water using solar energy, which contributes to the rationalisation of the expenses required for heating the water used in the slaughter halls by burning the fuel.

There is a hand-sterilisation and shoe-cleaning station at the entrance to the hall equipped with sensors that do not allow workers to enter the hall without sterilising hands and cleaning shoes.

The Abattoir has containers for slaughtering cattle that have the advantage of calculating the number of animals slaughtered.

There is a special container for the slaughter of camels, which is used for the first time in the Middle East. These containers contribute to the full control of the health and safety of workers and the application of animal welfare standards and halal slaughter.

An automated line is installed to empty the viscera and transfer them automatically from the hall to the waste room without the intervention of workers.

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