JANUARY 21, 2021, US Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA) is informing the community that the St. Croix Abattoir is being closed for maintenance as mandated by USDA Food Inspection Safety Service (FSIS).  Phase one of the Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Validation Period was successfully completed, and the necessary compliance documentation is being compiled for submission to the USDA Atlanta District Office.  We will continue to communicate directly to our customers, and we will be updating the community of the opening date shortly.

Once reopened, the chill room for the St. Croix Abattoir will be operational and we will be receiving cattle, goats, and sheep on Mondays and pigs on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will be reserved for slaughter overflows, shipping, and ongoing maintenance tasks.

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture thanks the community for their cooperation during this time. We look forward to serving you with increased slaughtering capacity in 2021.