Activities per year
Animals to be slaughtered are inspected before and after slaughter. In Finnish slaghterhouses, this is done by a certificated veterinarian.
The inspection aims to ensure that the meat from the animal is fit for consumption. In addition, veterinarians working in sloughterhouses monitor food and industrial hygiene as well as compliance with statutes on animal welfare.
The aim of the meat inspection studies is to acquaint the students with meat inspection, slaughterhouse hygiene, and the duties of an inspection veterinarian. The most important subject matters of teaching and research include statutory meat inspection methods, meat inspection microbiology, and monitoring of meat hygiene.