Meat News from Africa

Meat importers warned of temporary plant closures

  Last Updated: Monday 7th of February 2011 02:13:00 AM +0800HKT

Botswana meat importers are warning of potential supply disruption, following the temporary closure of two of the country’s processing facilities.

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Sunyani abattoir poses health risks

  Last Updated: Monday 7th of February 2011 01:02:00 AM +0800HKT

Butchers in Sunyani are refusing to move into a new abattoir, which was built two years ago.

Conditions at the old dilapidated abattoir are grim, with suggestions that meat processed there poses a health risk to consumers.

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Meat and milk processors trained in Rwanda

  Last Updated: Tuesday 1st of February 2011 09:08:00 PM +0800HKT

Rwanda is helping local firms involved in animal products business to enhance quality of their products to increase sales revenue.

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Selebi-Phikwe abattoir shutdown for maintenance

  Last Updated: Tuesday 18th of January 2011 08:49:00 PM +0800HKT

The Selebi-Phikwe Town Council (SPTC) has shutdown down the local abattoir for maintenance purposes. The abattoir will open on January 25th after its closure on the fifth. The facility suffered several shutdowns last year due to factors such as outbreak of measles, an attack by rats on carcasses and its failure to meet the Meat Industries Act.

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Nigerian abbattoirs in poor state

  Last Updated: Thursday 9th of December 2010 11:53:00 PM +0800HKT

The Nigerian of Private Veterinary Practitioners (NAPVP) has deplored the poor state of abattoirs in the country, especially the Port Harcourt abattoir in Rivers State as shown in a satellite television, Aljazeera.

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