Seminar to focus on poultry hygiene

ABU DHABI — In a move to spread awareness about safety precautions at poultry farms in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) yesterday organised a seminar titled “Biosecurity in the Poultry Farms.”

By Anwar Ahmad (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 8 Apr 2008, 9:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:47 PM

The authority intends to bring out quality products for consumers from the local poultry farms and protect the environment.

It has been observed that some poultry farms ignore the rules of hygiene which results in generating stench and diseases among chickens and other animals.

“With the current technology and methods of protection and its practices in the biosecurity, we intend to promote awareness among traders and investors in the poultry business as well as consumers,” said Ahmed Kulaib Al Taneiji, head of Veterinary Control Department at the ADFCA.

“Following the biosecurity methods in farms is mandatory for all. This is also very important for protecting the health of the society and preserving the environment as well. When we fail to adhere it, it harms both,” Al Taneiji said.

There is also a need to work together and focus on the modern safety and security elements. This will improve the reputation of their farms and provide quality products for consumers, he added.

Mohammed Jalal Al Reyaysa, ADFCA manager, said, “Basically, this is a discussion with the poultry farm operators in the Abu Dhabi emirate. Every year we include some new information in the veterinary section.”

Representatives of over 10 poultry farms in the emirate participated in the discussions.

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