Last Update: 4 Jan 2022.
6.3 Sticking & bleeding
Pig Welfare, Slaughter and Biosecurity / Pig Slaughter
6.3.1 The sticking process shall be severing the major blood vessels to create a good free-flowing bleed out.
6.3.2 A daily documented check shall be carried out to confirm that the minimum uninterrupted bleed out time is not less than 90 secs.
6.3.3 To avoid cross-contamination due to the significant bunching of carcases in the bleed area shall be avoided.
Visual inspection of the process. Review bleed out records. Record sample of pigs bleeding time.