Filipinos eating better, safer meat with new slaughterhouse
The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) said meat quality is now better for retail and consumption following setting up of more improved slaughterhouses.
The study was done by the Infoshare Management Systems (IFMS) in 31 local government units and commissioned by the NMIS.
This means, the study said, there is now less backyard slaughtering which endangers meat quality and safety.
Meat-retail shops and meat trading have also increased in some areas, which meant more jobs and income.
Livestock growers, traders, retailers and consumers benefited from the improved meat establishment program, with hog raisers getting the highest net income per kilogram at P48.65.
Businessmirror reported that about 28 percent of the slaughterhouses constructed are accredited as AA facilities, while 44 percent are locally registered meat establishments.
The study the improved slaughterhouses also benefited the LGUs in terms of income which they could use to fund other projects for their constituents.