Why home-makers would like to visit malls and arcades for shopping and� send their drivers and servants to buy meat, fish and pork? It is in search of an answer to this question that has made the Union government to seriously think of ushering in cleanliness, hygiene and food safety by going in for modern abattoirs as well as create awareness among the people involved in meat industry. �
The urgency for undertaking this awareness has become all the more acute with the WHO issuing guidelines to all the member countries to raise the level of hygiene in meat and related industry to international standards by enforcing the law as well as creating awareness among the stakeholders. �
Giving an insight into the concept, Dr Nadeem Mohammed Fairoze, Professor and Head of the Department of Livestock Technology, Veterinary College, told Express that the Union Ministry of Food Processing has set up National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPP) to create a training module for creating awareness as well as oversee the awareness programme to be taken up throughout the country.
The Expert’s Thought: Hygiene is an important aspect of any food Industry. Proper Hygiene will prevent cross contamination and thus will decrease the levels of Food Poisoning.