The morning of the kill each pen is inspected again by our staff as well as the Alberta Agriculture meat inspector on duty. This is done to ensure that the animals are in good condition and are under minimal stress.
The meat inspector oversees the humane handling portion of the slaughter as well as the inspection of each carcass to ensure that the meat passes all the necessary criteria so that it may move into the food chain. If there is something the meat inspector believes in unfit for consumption, it is immediately disposed of and all necessary documentation is completed.
Since our facility is limited by the quantity of animals that it can process during a slaughter day, our staff and the inspector have ample time to thoroughly inspect the carcass as well as all the procedures which are occurring on the kill floor.