Since its inception, BLC has carried out many initiatives to improve and upgrade the facilities to comply with Bahrain Government’s regulatory requirements. This is continuing on an ongoing basis and we are very proud to be one of the ESCAS approved entities certified by Australian Government Regulators. Over several years of operation, the company has received several recognitions and awards from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
Our team of trained and highly experienced employees is in charge of all activities of the company including feeding and care of live animals and maintaining the feedlot in accordance with internationally recognized animal welfare regulations. At the slaughterhouse facility, we operate under strict hygiene regulations supervised by BLC’s own employed veterinarian and subject to official monitoring and controls by the Bahrain Government. All slaughtering at the abattoir is performed with strict adherence to Islamic Sharia laws and in accordance with internationally recognized standards.
All livestock and meat imported into Bahrain and distributed by BLC are halal certified. BLC works with the Halal accreditation organizations of the countries where meat and livestock are imported from, to ensure that all the Sharia’ principles related to Halal standards are implemented at all points of supply chain, processing and delivery.
ESCAS (Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System)
In 2011 the Australian Government introduced a regulatory framework for the live export trade that covers the entire supply chain in overseas market places from the point of disembarkation to the point of slaughter. The Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) places responsibility on Australian exporters to maintain control and ensure measurable animal welfare outcomes in-market. The livestock export industry has developed a portfolio of research to assist the industry implement ESCAS and the recommendations of the Independent Review of Australia’s Livestock Export Trade, also known as the Farmer Review.