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Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse back to work on Monday

2022-03-06 HKT 22:28
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  • The supply of live pigs is expected to return to normal levels from Tuesday. Photo: RTHK
    The supply of live pigs is expected to return to normal levels from Tuesday. Photo: RTHK
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on Sunday said the Sheng Shui Slaughterhouse will resume services on Monday and live pig supply will return to normal levels from Tuesday.

The abattoir has been closed for more than a week since February 26, after a number of workers there came down with Covid.

The department said local and mainland live pigs will be supplied to the slaughterhouse as usual from Monday, and auctions will be held.

It said the slaughtering of live pigs will resume on Tuesday at midnight, and the supply of live pigs is expected to return to normal levels from then on.

A spokesman for the department said the abattoir has been thoroughly disinfected and workers must provide negative Covid test results to enter.

The department also thanked mainland authorities for sending staff to help support the slaughtering of livestock, adding that they will be subject to “closed-loop” management to reduce their risk of infection.

It also thanked the industry for boosting its supply of chilled and frozen meat during the closure of the slaughterhouse, saying the supply of chilled pork from the mainland was 1.7 to 1.9 times higher than usual over the past week.