El Salvador: Guidelines for Construction of Slaughterhouses

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has presented a guide on the technical criteria for the design and construction of butchers and slaughterhouses and the management of wastewater and solid waste.

Friday, November 28, 2014

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment (MARN):

Slaughterhouses are the first link in the meat industry, because it is in them that meat for human consumption is obtained, therefore they need to operate using quality standards and all facilities must meet the requirements of proper operation, in order to ensure the health of the population and environmental protection.

The guide arises in order to meet the need to unify and have technical criteria for the design of butchers or slaughterhouses in order to provide guidelines for their siting and construction, wastewater management, management of solid waste which is a byproduct of butchering, and the process to followed for obtaining permits for new projects and / or operational butchers.

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