Post mortem examination of meat


  • A careful postmortem inspection of the carcass and the parts thereof should be made at the time of slaughter.
  • Whole carcass and its parts found to be healthy, wholesome and fit for human consumption should be marked “Inspected” and passed.
  • Each carcass or parts, which is found to e unhealthy and unfit for human food should be marked “Inspected and condemned”.
  • Carcasses of animals in a well nourished condition showing uncomplicated localized lesions of actimomycosis, or actinobacillosis may be passed after the infected organ or parts have been removed and condemned.
  • As per the detailed list of the conditions on the basis of which the carcass is completely condemned (Anthrax generalized T.B).
  • Carcasses in following conditions should be condemned.
    • Carcasses showing generalized pigmentary deposits.
    • Carcasses of animals affected with mange, scab in advanced stages.
    • Carcasses showing any degree of icterus.
    • All carcasses of animals so affected that consumption of the products thereof may give rise to food poisoning (eg) Generalised inflammatory conditions septicemia or gangrenous conditions -Abscess.
    • Carcasses which give off pronounced odour of urine (or) of any medicinal or chemical substance.
    • Carcasses of all unborn and still born animal.
    • Carcasses of those animals, the meat of which give appearance of water soaked, flabby and tears easily.
    • Carcasses infested with parasites transmissible to man.
    • Carcasses of the animals affected with or showing lesions of any of the following diseases should be condemned except when recovery has occurred to the extent that only localized.
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