Mobile abattoirs: the BC experience - Sustain Ontario

Mobile abattoirs: the BC experience - Sustain Ontario

Mobile abattoirs: the BC experience 2005-2012 For Sustain Ontario mobile abattoirs webinar 30 October 2012 Presenter: Kathleen Gibson Former Manager of Meat Programs for the BC Food Processors Association Regulatory context Pre 2004: limited meat inspection areas

2004 Meat Inspection Regulation under Food Safety Act: licences, facility upgrades required for all slaughter for meat for human food 2005-12: programs in place to assist with licensing and related costs 2010: addition of D and E licences 2011-present: prep for provincial inspection after 2013 BCs graduated licensing system Industry impact

Pre 2004, 300+ operations? A/B only option 2004: 11 A/B 2012: 59 A/B (43 A, 16 B) and 69 D/E Significant cost to build/upgrade A/B (< $1M) Mobiles may only be A or B

Still concern in some areas about facility requirements for A/B, or lack of E Still uncertainty about inspection post 2013 BCs poultry mobiles 1/2 Passmore Pluckers, Slocan North Okanagan Poultry Processors, Armstrong Salt Spring Island facility

Okanagan Poultry Processing, Kelowna BCs poultry mobiles 2/2 BC status Oct 2012: 8 licensed mobile units - 6 active, 1 stationary, 1 inactive Cariboo-Central Interior Poultry Producers Association unit at docking station 1, Quesnel Red meat mobiles BC status Oct 2012: 1 licensed mobile unit (inactive); 1 nearly licensed; 3 under construction LEFT: BCs Gate to Plate unit 1, Fort St. John

ABOVE: Island Grown Farmers Co-op unit 1, Washington State BCs mobiles: lessons learned Not simple as hoped e.g. move unit not animal o Licence is for unit + approved docking station o Each DS has to address potable water, waste, chilling, other issues (non-trivial!) o Two types docking station: community or individual farm Mobiles generally less cost-effective per carcass than fixed units: o Trailerable models cheaper to manufacture and operate than 53 reefer type units o Seem to work if start out debt free o Volume is restricted

o Time and cost for setup including ice-making o Down time when unit moving from site to site o Crew time and travel costs; or train more crews o Biosecurity of unit is a major consideration for farm-based docking stations Operational logistics issues: o Road access limits size; cramped quarters slow the process o Work flow is a key planning issue o Difficult to chill on site o Where to store carcasses if not on site? Red meat especially o Scheduling: everyone wants service at same times, challenge coordinating with inspectors

BCs mobiles verdict so far? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 6 active mobile poultry units; 0 active red meat units Business case needs total cost accounting

Manoeuverability vs. workflow limitations Mobilization has to be well thought out, and limited (its still cheaper to move animals short distances) Invest in producer-processor relationships, build trust through education, celebrate successes Emphasize pre-planning from birth to death of animals Provide online support for scheduling, education etc. Ask advice from/network with operators of active units For further information: Abattoir licensing and inspection in BC:

BC mobiles business case spreadsheets, Salt Spring Island multi-use project: Murray Coates, [email protected] North Okanagan Poultry Processors group and unit: Andrea Gunner, [email protected]

Recently Viewed Presentations


    Program: Printing a Pun (Revisited) When a function has no parameters, the word void is placed in parentheses after the function's name: void print_pun(void) ... When it encounters the definition of average later in the program, the compiler notices that...
  • Place Based Development Group - NHS Gloucestershire CCG

    Place Based Development Group - NHS Gloucestershire CCG

    Stoke Road Surgery. Completed and open in June 2018. ... Assumed a new surgery would be built on the west of Stonehouse as part of the new housing development led by Regent Street surgery for around 7,000 to 10,000 patients...
  • Is the Bible Inspired? (Part 1) - Franklin Church of Christ

    Is the Bible Inspired? (Part 1) - Franklin Church of Christ

    The Bible Is Inspired by God. ... in no other religion in the world has prophecy been fulfilled so completely and so accurately as that recorded in the Bible." Story, Dan (1997). Defending your faith (page 46) Fulfilled Prophecy. NOTE:...
  • Calibration Methods - La Salle University

    Calibration Methods - La Salle University

    * * * * Instrumental Analysis The course is designed to introduce the student to modern methods of instrumental analysis In modern analytical chemistry.
  • Unit Six - Welcome to Biology!

    Unit Six - Welcome to Biology!

    Six Kingdoms ... Ex. Ants following a trail. Brain and advanced sensory organs Major groups of animals cont. Amphibians: Vertebrates (chordates) that live part of their life in water and part on land Ectothermic =cold blooded Closed Circulatory System powered...
  • Chapter 1 2 To explain the workings of

    Chapter 1 2 To explain the workings of

    Chapter 1 * * To explain the workings of government To enable students to evaluate policy decisions and relationships Politics at home and abroad Individual freedoms vs. personal security Individual freedom vs. social equality * Concept of government has evolved...
  • MLA Citation: Book with One Author

    MLA Citation: Book with One Author

    MLA Citation: Book with One Author. Last Name, First Name. Title.City of Publication: Publisher, Year. But where do I find this information?
  • The Legal Framework of Public Education

    The Legal Framework of Public Education

    president nj department of education commissioner of education 1. appointed by governor with a&c of the senate 2. 4 yr term with governor 3. chief education officer of the state 4. a judge in disputes can be overruled by state...