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Butcher spraying down a hanging sheep carcass after skinning in a Mobile Harvest Unit.

Handling Wastewater in a Small Meat Processing Plant

Meat harvest, fabrication, packaging, and sanitization generates waste byproducts: from bones to blood, heads, hides, inedibles, offal, and wastewater. In another blog post, we covered…

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Butchers cleaning beef cow with water after bleeding outside Friesla Mobile Meat Harvest Trailer.

Mobile Harvest Units: An Alternative to the Traditional Slaughter Floor

Designing, engineering, permitting, and constructing a new building can be costly and time-consuming. A meat processing plant is no exception. Meat producers may consider building…

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Beef half carcass tagged with lot and traceability number hanging in a cooler.

Explained: 4 Types of Inspection for Meat Processors

There are many steps to moving a finished animal from pasture or feedlot to steak on a plate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates…

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Friesla’s Founder and President interacting with BRK Meats’ butcher in the Primal Breaking Module of their Friesla Meat Processing System.

HACCP 101: Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance For Meat Processors

When U.S. consumers purchase steaks, ground beef, or a Thanksgiving turkey, they expect it to be safe to eat. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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