Media role sought to ensure food safety in poultry sector

17th April, 2019 10:09:38 printer

RANGPUR: Livestock experts at a workshop on Wednesday sought media cooperation to ensure food safety governance in the poultry sector aiming to produce best quality poultry meat, reports BSS.

They made the call at the workshop styled ‘Role of Mass Media in Ensuring Food Safety in the Poultry Sector’ held at conference room of the district office of the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) in the city.

Rangpur unit of Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) under its Issue-based Project on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector Project organised the workshop with assistance of the DLS and other organisations.

Local journalists from the print and electronic media as well as poultry farm owners, poultry feed suppliers, poultry medicine traders, representatives of poultry medicine producers and poultry traders were present.

District Livestock Officer Dr. Md. Shah Jalal Khandker attended the workshop as the chief guest with President of Rangpur district unit of CAB Abdur Rahman in the chair.

Sadar Upazila Livestock Officer Dr Md Sarwar Hossain, Poultry Development Officer of the Government Poultry Farm at Rangpur Fazlul Karim, General Secretary of Rangpur district unit of CAB Ahsanul Haque Tuhin and President of district Poultry Owners’ Association Akbor Hossain addressed the workshop.

In his welcome speech, Abdur Rahman elaborately narrated goals of arranging the workshop with local journalists to seek their cooperation to ensure production and marketing of healthier and hygienic poultry birds.

Dr Sarwar Hossain discussed 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.

“Currently, the chicken eggs and meat are being produced in the district by adopting latest scientific technologies and maintaining maximum safety for human health to meet nutritional demand of the population,” he added.