Provincial Condemnation Rates

 
 
 
Reasons for whole and partial carcass condemnations and their associated rates are monitored by the Chief Veterinary Office (CVO)/Animal Health and Welfare Branch and the Food Safety and Inpection (FSI) Branch.

Whole Carcass Condemnations
Partial Carcass Condemnations


Manitoba's Meat Hygiene Inspection Program, at the province's abattoirs, contributes to the surveillance of key food safety, animal health and animal welfare issues in provincial livestock and poultry populations.

All animals and carcasses at provincially permitted abattoirs are inspected. All reasons a live animal, whole carcass or parts of a carcass are considered unfit for human consumption are recorded. Whole carcasses are condemned when the entire product (carcass and all contents) is deemed unfit for human consumption. Carcasses can be partially condemned when specific body parts are deemed unfit for human consumption and removed, however, the remaining carcass (and its contents) is still safe for human consumption. The rate of these condemnations for the main species involved are also recorded.

The Animal Health and Welfare Branch analyzes the records on a quarterly basis to determine the most common reasons for condemnation and whether significant changes in the number and types of condemnations have occurred. Data is shared with key stakeholders, including abattoirs, producers and veterinarians and used to develop programs that target important issues.

Reasons for whole and partial carcass condemnations are outlined in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures. This manual is used by all federal and provincial Manitoba meat hygiene inspectors.
 
 

Whole Carcass Condemnations

  
Table 1 The top five reasons for whole carcass condemnations for swine, chicken and cattle slaughtered in provincially-inspected abattoirs in Manitoba in a rolling 12-month average from April 2018 to March 2019.

1 Enteritis differs from enteritis (proctitis) in hogs as it is the sole condition with no secondary complications.  
2 Others conditions include cannibalism, odour, pericarditis, peritonitis and toxemia in chickens.
3 Subcutaneous conditions include cellulitis and sternal bursitis in chickens. 
4 Skin conditions include avian kerato-acanthoma and dermatitis in chickens.
 
  
Table 2 The top five reasons for whole carcass condemnations for swine, chicken and cattle slaughtered in provincially-inspected abattoirs in Manitoba for the current quarter from January to March 2019.

1Miscellaneous conditions in swine include necrosis (unknown cause) and other unknown causes
2Enteritis differs from enteritis (proctitis) in hogs as it is the sole condition with no secondary complications.
3Others conditions include cannibalism, odour, pericarditis, peritonitis and toxemia in chickens. 
4Skin conditions include avian kerato-acanthoma and dermatitis in chickens.
5Subcutaneous conditions include cellulitis and sternal bursitis in chickens.
 
 

 

Partial Carcass Condemnations

 
 
Table 3 Partial carcass condemnations greater than 1% for swine and cattle slaughtered in provincially-inspected abattoirs in Manitoba in a rolling 12-month average from April 2018 to March 2019.

1 Miscellaneous conditions include necrosis (unknown cause) and other unknown causes.
 
 
 
Table 4 Partial carcass condemnations greater than 1% for swine and cattle slaughtered in provincially-inspected abattoirs in Manitoba for the current quarter from January to March 2019.

1
Miscellaneous conditions includes necrosis (unknown cause) and other unknown causes.

 

 
 

Contact

 
For more information, please contact the CVO.