x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Abu Dhabi slaughterhouses ready for Ramadan rush

Slaughterhouses in Abu Dhabi are now ready for the Holy Month of Ramadan, the municipality announced.

Slaughterhouses in Abu Dhabi are now ready for the Holy Month of Ramadan, the municipality announced today.

The abattoirs are expected to run from 6am to 6pm seven days a week throughout the holy month to cater to residents' needs.

"It has been decided to introduce a third night shift in Abu Dhabi abattoirs in a bid to alleviate the suffering of fasting customers and avoid congestion in a way that serves the community," said Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, the municipality's director of public health.

An inspection was carried out on all equipment and tools to ensure a healthy environment for visitors. A vet will also inspect all animals in the livestock market and ensure all butchers have undergone training in food safety.

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