It will focus on awareness on new safety rules pertaining to food of animal origin and environmental issues.
By A Staff Writer
Bengaluru: Rules pertaining to safety of foods of animal origin are being increasingly enforced by the authorities. It is becoming important that people involved with trading and engaged in meat industry are made aware of the new rules and technologies that have entered the field. The Veterinary College here will be organizing a National Symposium on Safety of Food of Animal Origin (excluding fish) between February 9 and 13, at the Veterinary College at Hebbal in the city.
According to Prof. Nadeem Fairoz, organizing secretary of the Symposium, there will be a workshop on Laboratory Protocol for Food safety on Feb. 9 (Monday). A Brainstorming session will bring together vast range of officials. They include Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing; Chairman, Food Safety Authority of India; Chairman of the Agricultural Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Agriculture; President of Commonwealth Veterinary Association; President, Veterinary Council of India; and representatives from Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UNO; World Health Organisation; International Livestock Research Institute, Guwahati; and MLA Zulfiquar Ahmed Bhutto from Agra who runs a mechanized abattoir.
On February 11, there will be session on environmental health and waste treatment from animal and poultry farms and slaughter houses. It will bring an expert from the Netherlands who runs a bio-methanisation plant from animal waste.
It will be followed by a session for meat workers, butchers, caterers and all people connected with milk and meat industry.
Those desirous of participating can contact: Prof. Nadeem Fairoz, Ph: 99002-60661