Animal Welfare and Meat Inspection

Workers in this part of the food industry are operating in a highly regulated area. Some of the qualifications in this suite support the legislation that exists to protect animal welfare and meat safety standards.

The qualifications cover four key areas:
• WATOK (Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing)
• Poultry and Meat Inspection
• Safe use of knives in food operations
• Manual handling

Abattoir workers , poultry and meat inspectors are required to obtain specific qualifications. FDQ’s qualification specifications set out the legislative requirements for each of these roles.
Food businesses have responsibilities for ensuring workers know how to carry out safe manual handling in the workplace and are trained use knives safely.

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