MEAT BOARD PREPARES ZAMBEZI ABATTOIR FOR AUDIT
22 May 2020
Following a successful trial slaughter, the ZAMBEZI abattoir needs to be audited and certified by the Directorate Veterinary Services to export beef south of the Veterinary Cordon Fence.
A process which the MBN is now busy leading. As soon as the Covid-19 Lockdown measures have been relaxed, trial cattle will be slaughtered to verify compliance with the HACCP meat quality system, Commodity Based Trade verification and finally a DVS audit.
ZAMCO, as operator, and Meatco have drafted an Agreement whereby Meatco would be assisting ZAMCO during the initial startup process. Once DVS certification has been achieved, the MBN role has been completed, a date set for the end May 2020.