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Collective efforts to ensure compliance in poultry sector stressed

Experts at a discussion here have stressed

the need for collective efforts of all government, non-government and public

representatives to ensure compliance in the poultry sector for the sake of a

sound public health.

They identically mentioned that manufacturing, producing and marketing of

safe poultry feed is the precondition to good poultry farming and that can be

the effective means of getting good poultry meat.

They made the observation while addressing a workshop titled Role and

Duties of Professional Leaders and Public Representatives in Safe Food Good

Governance in Poultry Sector in Paba Upazila Parishad Hall room in the

district on Monday.

Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) organized the workshop in

association with UKaid and British Council. An Issue-based project on Food

Safety Governance in Poultry Sector in Bangladesh supported the programme.

Chaired by CAB local unit General Secretary Golam Mostofa Mamun, the

meeting was addressed, among others, by Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jahid Newaz

and its Vice-chairman Ashraful Haque,

District Livestock Officer Dr Zulfikar Akhter Hossain, assistant director

of Department of National Consumers Rights Protection Hassan Al Maruf and

Upazila Livestock Officer Ismail Hossain.

Besides, CAB Project Field Officers Mohidul Hassan and Mozammel Haque

spoke as focal persons.

Dr Zulfikar Akhter mentioned that manufacturing and marketing of safe

poultry feed is very important for ensuring best practices of poultry

farming, adding that all concerned government and non-government bodies

should come forward and work together to this end.

He told the meeting that time-fitting measures are being taken to bring

all the poultry farmers, traders, feed manufactures, sellers and others

concerned under necessary training to enhance their knowledge in this field.

During his concept paper presentation, Agriculturist Mohidul Hassan gave

an overview of the country's poultry sector.

He puts forward a set of recommendations on how to make the poultry sector

safe and hygienic.

Using overrated antibiotic in poultry feed is harmful to public health.

So, time has come to look into the matter with utmost sincerity. We have to

ensure safe poultry feed and good poultry farming management, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)