7511-Butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers
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Job Description: 
Butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers slaughter animals, clean, cut and dress meat and fish, remove bones and prepare related food items or preserve meat, fish and other foods and food products by drying, salting or smoking.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) slaughtering animals
  • (b) flaying and trimming carcasses
  • (c) boning, cutting and dressing meat and fish for sale or further processing
  • (d) preparing ingredients and making sausages and similar products using chopping, mixing and shaping machines
  • (e) curing meat, fish and other foods
  • (f) operating smokehouses or ovens to smoke meat, fish and other foodstuffs (g) cooking or in other ways preparing meat, fish and related food items for sale
  • (h) selling meat or fish to customers, including wrapping, weighing and labelling products, and receiving payment.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Butcher
- Fish filleter
- Fishmonger
- Slaughterer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Shop keeper - 5221
- Meat processing machine operator?8160
- Fish processing machine operator?8160

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