Odigos Ritual

Odigos Ritual Technology

The ODIGOS Ritual Fixation system™ is based on a completely new technical principle of positioning and shackling birds in poultry processing.

This system is the only method in the world which meets the strict Halal slaughter regulations enabling advanced poultry slaughter companies to broaden their scope of activities into Islamic regions.

Scientific research has proven that this procedure ensures that the animals remain calm and display no stress or excitement. The birds are kept in a cone shaped holder which prevents them – before killing takes place – from experiencing any type of stray current or other sensations which could cause unnecessary stress and pain.

This principle of the system is based on natural poultry behavior. The heads, of both larger and smaller birds, are positioned in such a way that they are accessible by the butcher. The slaughter shackle runs parallel behind the cone in order to be prepared for the moment when shackling needs to take place and also simplifies the shackling.

During the positioning the legs will reach an opening in the shackle so that the bird is not yet attached to the shackle to prevent unnecessary pain. The birds arrive at the ODIGOS Halal System via a carousel, containers, crates, or conveyor belts and are put in the cones in a gentle, animal friendly way. The transport rail takes them to the point where killing takes place.

The time span between positioning and killing can be adjusted in order to be in compliance with government rules and regulation. This ensures a high flexibility in operation. After the birds leave the ODIGOS Ritual Fixation system™ they continue the normal slaughter process and the next step will be to go through the correct bleed-out process.

Odigos Ritual Economic Benefits

The advantages of the Odigos Ritual Fixation System™ are:

All birds recover 100 % to consciousness in case stunning (optional) is required!
Minimum product damage
Excellent quality characteristics of poultry carcasses
No shackling before killing and/or stunning
High efficiency
Excellent alternative for water bath and gas stunning
Suitable restraining during killing
Animals remain calm without any stress during restraining in cone
Easy to integrate in existing slaughter lines
Compatible with all overhead conveyor systems and slaughter shackles
System is Halal certified