Government Policy

Experts for promoting food safety governance in poultry sector

Experts at a workshop have stressed on

strictly following the business regulation to promote food safety governance

in the poultry sector to produce healthier poultry birds and meet nutrition

of the population.

They put importance on providing adequate training, technology and

assistance to poultry bird farm owners, farmers and common people for

accelerating hygienic growth of the poultry sector to cut poverty and

strengthen national economy.

They came up with the opinion on Thursday afternoon at the views-sharing

workshop on 'Business Regulation to Promote Food Safety Governance in Poultry

Sector' held at Public Library hall room in the city.

Rangpur Sadar unit of Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) with

assistance of the Department of Livestock Services, European Union, British

Council, Ukaid and Promoting Knowledge for Accountable Systems organised the

workshop.

Government and NGO officials, poultry bird farm owners, entrepreneurs,

poultry feed suppliers, poultry medicine traders, representatives of poultry

medicine producers, poultry traders and civil society members participated.

Deputy Director (Local Government) Ruhul Amin Mian attended the event as

the chief guest with President of Rangpur district unit of CAB Abdur Rahman

in the chair.

District Livestock Officer Dr Mahbub Alam, Poultry Development Officer

Fazlul Karim and Sadar Upazila Livestock Officer Dr Sinchita Rahman delivered

presentations as resource persons.

General Secretary of Rangpur district unit of CAB Ahsanul Haque Tuhin

delivered welcome speech narrating goals and objectives of the workshop

arranged to ensure production and marketing of healthier and hygienic poultry

birds.

Karim discussed technologies for proper rearing and feeding of poultry

birds, poultry medicines, poultry feeds, combating diseases, vaccination,

caring eggs during breeding of chicks and marketing of poultry products.

Dr Alam said chicken eggs and meat are being produced by adopting latest

scientific technologies and maintaining maximum safety for human health to

meet nutritional demand of the population.

During the next 10 years, Rangpur region might lead the country's

poultry industry as the private sector entrepreneurs are setting up

modernised feed mills, hatcheries and poultry farms in the region more than

other regions, he said.

The chief guest urged concerned stakeholders for properly following the

business regulation to promote safe food governance in the poultry sector for

achieving more success in flourishing the poultry sector.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)