PAKISTAN - A delegation of veterinarians from Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture have undertaken a five-day visit to inspect abattoirs and slaughterhouses in the private sector in Pakistan to assess their ability to export meat to Egypt.
The delegation inspected 18 abattoirs in Karachi and Lahore with 11 from Punjab, according to a report in the Pakistan Observer.
The delegation studied how the meat processing units select healthy animals for slaughter and process as well as the hygiene standards in the slaughterhouses.
At present Egypt imports meat from Brazil, Uruguay and India as well as some live animals.
Being an Islamic country, the delegation was interested to see the Pakistan abattoirs and other facilities that meet international standards for the import of halal meat products from Pakistan.
Pakistan is already exporting Beef and Mutton to most of the Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman. Products are also being exported to Viet Nam.
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