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 Unhygienic dressed meat being sold in JK?

SRINAGAR, Feb 27: The government on Wednesday constituted a  committee to verify/inspect the functioning/facilities of poultry dressing units and menace of import of unhygienic dressed poultry meat into the state.

The committee is headed by Commissioner, Food Safety, J&K while Director Animal Husbandry of both Kashmir and Jammu, Director of Industries and Commerce besides various senior officers are its members.

As per an order, the committee has to randomly inspect the facilities infrastructure of poultry dressing units in the state.

“Verify processing capacity and mode of disposal of final product of poultry dressing units all records related to it. Interact with poultry farmers of the state and shall verify the allegations that poultry dressing unit holders are selling live birds in the market after exemption of tax. Collect details of dressed poultry meat imported into the state traders/agencies involved in importation of dressed poultry meat and shall randomly check hygiene of imported dressed poultry meat, mode of transportation and hygiene of retail outlets, maintenance of cold chain, firms agencies from where poultry meat is imported. Verify/collect the records of poultry/poultry products imported into the state from Lakhanpur check point  and Zig check point. The Veterinary \ doctors posted at two check points shall assist the committee in this regard,” the order reads.

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