Singapore Slaughterhouses in Bird Flu Culling Exercise18 July 2013
SINGAPORE - In Singapore, which is considered free from avian influenza, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) held a poultry-culling exercise at a slaughterhouse for the first time, involving 500 chickens.
The chickens are culled by electrocution, which the AVA said is humane and globally approved.
Soonly Food Processing Industries, one of 14 poultry slaughterhouses in Singapore, which slaughters 165,000 chickens and ducks daily, have been given regular training to prepare them for emergencies.
The latest exercise this week saw some workers going through the drills that would kick-in during an outbreak.
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