No major renovations done in major abattoirs

Fiji Meat Industry Board chief executive officer Steven Ting making his submission. Picture: ATU RASEA

THERE has been no major renovations done in the country’s two major abattoirs since the Fiji Meat Industry Board was established in 1974.

Board chief executive office Steven Ting revealed this while making submissions in Parliament yesterday.

He said the two abattoirs were located in Nakasi and Vuda in the Western Division.

“The main purpose of the slaughter houses to provide people with slaughtering facilities.Not only for butchers but also open to the public,” Mr Ting said.

“Since then there was no major renovations done on both abettors and we are having challenges with the Food Safety Act in place.”

“We have a plan and we working towards it, we have also asked Government for funding.”

Meanwhile, Mr Ting said they don’t receive any operation grant from Government.

“We need to renovate our abattoirs and make it of international standards because we are competing with overseas meat products from Australia.

“There are plans to make schemes to meet consumers demand for meat supply in Fiji.”

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