USGC organises session on poultry processing and food safety
US Grains Council (USGC) organised a five-day
interactive session on poultry processing and food safety in India at Mumbai,
Kolkata and New Delhi for the benefit of poultry processors and value added
In the wake of a drop in consumption of poultry products due to the Avian
Influenza and as the industry is moving forward to value added products, USGC
Official Dr James Denton advised the industry to make a road map with steps
outlining specific goals to reach the final goal, safe food for
Denton pointed out that the industry needs to learn lessons from
other countries that have retained their consumers in spite of these
It is also necessary to regulate the live markets and take
steps to ensure that a bad product does not reach the consumer, and in case that
happens there is a recall system in place.
Denton emphasised the need
for consumer awareness and making products as per the needs of the
In order to regain the lost ground by the industry with
regard to consumption, he advised that it is necessary to make the consumer
aware about a few things, specially the difference between bacteria that is a
safety hazard, and that which causes food spoilage.
consumers also need to understand the value of cleanliness and take some steps
at their end to keep the products safe, he added.
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