Profession halal slaughterer
Halal slaughterers slaughter animals and process carcasses of halal meat from cows and chickens for further processing and distribution. They slaughter animals as stated in Islamic law and ensure that the animals are fed, slaughtered and hung up accordingly.
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- Halal meat
The preparation and types of meat consumable according to Islamic laws such as chicken and cow meat. This also includes the preparation and types of meat that are not consumable according to this law, such as pork and certain parts of the animals' bodies like their hindquarters
- Halal slaughtering practices
The practices involved in the slaughtering of animals for food consumption according to Islamic law such as the animal's diet, method of slaughter and upside down storage of the carcass.
- Documentation concerning meat production
Understand legal identification documents and marks which cover animal movement, identification, and health status. Understand information in commercial books of meat production.
- Legislation about animal origin products
The applicable legal rules on temperature, waste materials, traceability, labelling, trading, and the transport of animal origin products.
- Animal anatomy for food production
The anatomy of animals, their organs and their functions, as well as the usage of these organs for food production after slaughtering.
- Warm blooded animal organs
The difference between white and red organs of warm blooded animals and their position in the body. A white organ can be the stomach, red organs can be the heart, the liver, or the lungs. The norms to treat these organs properly.
- Clean carcasses
Remove organs, fats sticking hole, spinal cord, and diaphragm from carcasses. Perform cleaning of the carcass following established procedures in order to obtain a final carcass presentation.
- Ensure sanitation
Keep workspaces and equipment free from dirt, infection, and disease by removing waste, trash and providing for appropriate cleaning.
- Deal with killing animals processes
Cope with the process of slaughtering and handling carcasses without distress.
- Slaughter animals
Sever the carotid artery or stab through the heart of an animal to kill it. Allow all the blood to drain from the animal. Collect blood for food, feed or other industrial purposes.
- Mark differences in colours
Identify differences between colours, such as shades of colour.
- Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages
Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.
- Control animals in distress
Control distressed or panicked animals safely and without harm to the animal to be slaughtered.
- Prepare meat products for shipping
Prepare carcasses, edible meat products, and non edible offal by weighing, packaging, labelling and loading on meat wagons for shipping.
- Handle knives used in slaughtering processes
Use various types of knives and cutters for slaughtering processes. Use techniques for the usage of the knives. Select the right knives for the job at hand. Care for the knives.
- Ensure animal welfare in slaughtering practices
Respect the needs of livestock and apply the regulations regarding animal welfare in the meat and meat products manufacturing sector. Respond correctly to animal issues from unloading until stunning of the animals.
- Process livestock organs
Process livestock organs and other byproducts for meat manufacturing processes. Remove organs from carcasses and perform activities such as cutting or dividing parts, washing organs, execute specific treatments, packaging, and labelling.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Handle meat processing equipment in cooling rooms
Push and put carcasses in and out the cooling room as specified. Use equipment specific to this room to handle meat and meat products.
- Monitor temperature in manufacturing process of food and beverages
Monitor and control required temperatures in the different phases of production until the product reaches suitable properties according to specifications.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Cope with blood
Cope with blood, organs, and other internal parts without feeling distressed.
- Monitor the identification of animals
Monitor the identification of animals that come in the slaughterhouse. Assure the correct procedures for legal, quality, and administrative procedures in order to maintain identification and traceability during the manufacturing process.
- Maintain cutting equipment
Maintenance of the cutting equipment (knives, cutters, and other elements).
- Skin animals
Skin animals in an appropriate manner considering the end purpose of the skin. Strip off the hide of an animal to prepare for processing the carcass, or to use the skin or fur. Use case skinning for smaller animals, where an incision is made around the feet and the skin stripped off like a sock. If a non-invasive slaughter method like gassing or beating was used on a fur animal, take care to ensure that the animal is dead prior to skinning. Use open skinning for large animals, where an incision is made along the abdomen. Use the required equipment for skinning.
- Split animal carcasses
Separate animal carcasses and organs into larger subsections such as head and limbs, debone and cut them.
- Slaughter livestock following cultural practices
Slaughter livestock complying with religious and cultural practices.
- Weigh animals for food manufacturing
Weigh and classify bodies of animals and assign the carcass to a slaughterhouse customer.
- Inspect animal carcasses
Inspect the animal carcasses for non conformities such abscesses or contamination, and correct them if possible. Takes samples for laboratory inspection. Makes registrations of non-conformities and/or findings.
- Cope with excrements
Cope with excrements, strong smells, and animal waste without feeling overwhelmed.
- Tolerate strong smells
Tolerate strong smells expelled by the goods being processed during the production of goods.
- Operate in slaughterhouse installations
Operate in slaughterhouse installations where skinning, opening, removing organs, splitting, and carcass processing are performed.
- Suspend animals
Suspend animals for food processing and move the carcasses around the slaughterhouse on an animal processing line.
Optional knowledge and skillswork in cold environments consider economic criteria in decision making label samples maintain personal hygiene standards food storage follow an environmental friendly policy while processing food liaise with colleagues dispose food waste keep inventory of goods in production work in a food processing team ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production follow hygienic procedures during food processing
Source: Sisyphus ODB