Meat Processing Operations

"Meat processing operations" means operations of any of the following descriptions:

  1. The slaughter of cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  2. The catching of domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  3. The division (including cutting or boning) sorting, packaging (including vacuum packaging), rewrapping or branding of, or the application of any other similar process to, the carcasses or any part of the carcasses (including meat) of slaughtered cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  4. The application of methods of preservation (including cold storage) to the carcasses or any part of the carcasses (including meat) of slaughtered cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  5. The loading or unloading of the carcasses or part of the carcasses (including meat) of slaughtered cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese at any establishment where any of the operations referred to in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) are carried on;
  6. The haulage of the carcasses or any part of the carcasses (including meat) of slaughtered cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese from any establishment where any of the operations referred to in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) are carried on;
    • The rendering of the carcasses or any part of the carcasses of slaughtered cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  7. The cleaning down of any establishment where any of the operations referred to in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) are carried on;
  8. The grading, sexing and transport of day-old chicks of domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese;
  9. The haulage for hire of cattle, sheep, pigs, domestic fowl, turkeys, guinea-fowl, ducks or geese or of any of the materials, machinery or plant for use, whether used or not, in any of the operations referred to in paragraphs (a) to (h).

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