On August 5th, Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway, head of animal welfare at JBS, discussed the successes, challenges, and areas for continued improvement of cattle handling throughout their meat processing plants. Successes Audit standards for animal handling are in place at meat processing plants and most company programs are based off of the North American Meat Institute animal handling and auditing guidelines. There are several different parameters that are measured at a meat processing plant to ensure good animal handling such as, stunning efficiency, electric prod usage and vocalization to name a few....
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