The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is hosting two Web outreach seminars on mobile slaughter units. The seminars are meant to educate small and very small operators of meat and poultry establishments about mobile slaughter units' economic potential. Mobile slaughter units are self contained slaughter facilities that can travel from site to site, providing slaughter services to regional small producers at conveniently located host farms.
FSIS-inspected mobile slaughter units provide a feasible option for small livestock producers wanting to provide safe, wholesome meat product to local and interstate consumer markets. Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Jerold Mande says the Web seminars will better prepare small and local producers who operate these units to receive the federal mark of inspection and ensure the safety of their product.