All animals entering an abattoir must be inspected before slaughter during the ante-mortem inspection as well as after slaughter during the primary meat inspection. Primary meat inspection determines the suitability of a carcass or part thereof for consumption and the meat inspector is required to make a judgment in this regard. The judgment may be; approved, conditionally approved, total condemnation and partial condemnation. Secondary meat inspection only takes place if a carcass is not passed after the primary meat inspection. Meat inspection may only be performed by a registered meat inspector.