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What do meat, poultry and seafood process workers do?

  • process offal and tripe
  • move carcasses to chillers and freezers, pack boned and sliced meat into cartons and load meat products into trucks
  • stun and shackle poultry for killing and processing, sever jugular veins of poultry, and remove viscera, residual material, organs and glands, such as sweetbreads, livers, hearts and spleens
  • inspect and grade poultry, fish and shellfish for size and quality
  • operate machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb fish
  • clean and sanitise equipment and work areas

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