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Report shows progress of inspection and inspection services for products of animal origin in Brazil

Posted by Marina

Continuing to monitor the impacts resulting from the pandemic of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Federal Inspection Service (SIF) released this Tuesday (16) its third activity report. Considered an essential activity, inspection and inspection services remain fully covered, ensuring the supply of products of animal origin in the country.

3,303 establishments of animal products are registered in the SIF in the areas of meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, honey and bee products, eggs and fish and their derivative products.

In May, the SIF met demands in an emergency that resulted in the authorization of 205 slaughter activities in shifts or additional days to the operational regularity of the slaughterhouses for poultry, cattle and swine. 27 extra shifts have already been scheduled and authorized for the month of June.

The number of birds slaughtered in April increased by about 1% compared to April 2019. Pork slaughterhouses, on the other hand, recorded practically the same number of pigs slaughtered in April 2019, with a reduction of less than 1%. In relation to beef slaughterhouses, the month of April recorded a 20% reduction in the number of slaughtered cattle, which represents approximately 388 thousand cattle that were no longer slaughtered compared to April 2019.

In addition, other activities had highlights such as analysis of 4,156 requests for registration of products of animal origin for human consumption inserted in the Agricultural Management Platform System of the Management Information System of the Federal Inspection Service (PGA-SIGSIF) from March to May. Regarding the registration of establishments, from January to May, 111 new establishments were registered with the SIF.

The Map has monitored, together with companies and representatives of the productive sector, the situation of Covid-19 cases in industrial units and the measures adopted to protect industrial workers and civil servants in the exercise of their activities. In May, 47 slaughterhouses under federal inspection paralyzed its activities, 39 of which were temporarily paralyzed for commercial reasons, unrelated to the transmission of the Coronavirus, and eight were due to temporary interdiction determined by external bodies (Secretariat of Health, Secretariat of Labor and Ministry Of Labor).

Check here the third activity report of the Federal Inspection Service

Source: Suinocultura Industrial