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Gutting chickens

As gutting or evisceration , hunting break is called a preparation process in food production.

In a figurative sense, it also means to take advantage of someone financially.


When gutting, one removes the entrails or the sheaths of animals such as slaughter animals , game , poultry and fish .

The removal is always carried out in such a way that the organs to be removed are not injured or damaged. On the one hand, certain organs can still be processed into food, on the other hand, damage to z. B. The stomach and intestines lead to the contamination of muscle meat (as food) with pathogens.

The extraction of muscle meat, on the other hand, is referred to as releasing (hunting for chopping ).

In medicine, this process is also known as exenteration .


Individual evidence

  1. Haseder, p. 50
  2. Haseder, p. 957