Promoting food safety governance in poultry sector stressed

Experts at an assessment meeting have stressed on strictly following the laws and business regulations concerned to promote production of hygienic and healthier poultry birds, eggs and meat for meeting nutrition of population, reports BSS.  They laid significance on providing training, latest technology and assistance to poultry bird farm owners, farmers and common people for accelerating hygienic growth of the poultry sector also to cut poverty. 

They viewed this at the “Food Safety in the Poultry Sector and Complain Management Affairs Assessment Meeting’ held at conference room of Rangpur divisional office of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection on Thursday afternoon.  Rangpur district unit of Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) with the assistance of the divisional office of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection organised the event. 

Assistant Deputy Directors of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection from all eight districts of Rangpur division, poultry bird farm owners and feed suppliers, representatives of poultry medicine producers and traders and poultry traders took part the meeting.  Director General of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection Bablu Kumar Saha attended the meeting as the chief guest with

President of Rangpur district unit of CAB Abdur Rahman in the chair.  Deputy Director of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection for Rangpur division Khondker Mohammad Nurul Amin, its Deputy Directors Md. Jahangir Alam and Masum Pervin and Rangpur Sadar Upazila Livestock Officer Dr. ASM Sadekur Rahman addressed as special guests. 

Project Coordinator of the Issue-based Project on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector of CAB Rezaul Karim discussed the ongoing project activities to ensure production and marketing of healthier and hygienic poultry birds. 

The experts discussed the latest technologies for proper rearing and feeding of poultry birds, supplying poultry medicines and poultry feeds, combating diseases, vaccination, caring eggs during breeding of chicks and marketing of poultry products. 

The chief guest said the poultry sector has achieved laudable success in producing hygienic chicken eggs and meat adopting latest scientific technologies and maintaining maximum safety to meet nutritional demand of the population. 

“The Department of Livestock Services, Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection and district administrations should make the people aware of the Consumers’ Right Protection Act, 2009 and Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act, 2010,” he said. 

He urged all stakeholders concerned for properly following the related laws and business regulations to promote safe food governance in the poultry sector.