The prerequisite programs focus on the administration of the scheme at the abattoir. The focus areas of this objective include:
There are only two focus areas under this objective. The first focus area is that abattoirs should ensure that their water supply conforms to SANS 241: Class II. The second focus area is that they should wash and disinfect vehicles.
Under this objective, some of the important requirements include that the abattoir should have an approved hygiene management program in place and that the abattoir should also have an effective pest plan in place.
The pre-slaughter management objective consists out of two focus areas namely the management of the cold- and freezer rooms and then also the welfare of animals up to the point of death.
Slaughter management addresses specific requirements for a few focus areas. The critical focus area is stunning management which addresses humane handling and stunning of pigs. Carcass quality as affected by pH and chilling also forms an integral part of slaughter management.