INDIA - The Tamil Nadu government has called on the poultry industry to focus on the modernisation of slaughterhouses and thorough ante-mortem examinations.
The poultry industry should focus on modernisation of slaughter houses and proper anti-mortem examination of animals prior to slaughter that will support efforts of the government in ensuring safe foods to consumers, Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Additional Director, R. Pandian said.
Times of India reports that he was speaking at Meat Tech 2014, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai.
"The state government has been taking efforts in preventing and controlling meat adulteration and invited participatory approach of farmers, meat processors and scientists to user in livestock revolution," a CII release quoted him as saying.
Suguna Foods Managing Director, G.B. Sundararajan said the meat and poultry sector was expected to grow in double digit over the next few years.
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