1. Animal Husbandry

Training Programme on Hygienic Meat Production and Processing for Value Added Meat Products Concludes

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
GADVASU

Department of Livestock Products Technology (LPT), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized a five daystraining programme on “Hygienic Meat Production and Processing for Value Added Meat Products” for the meat industry personnel and entrepreneurs belonging to SC/ST categories with an intention to educate them about clean meatproduction practices, preparation of value added meat products and entrepreneurshipdevelopment.

Dr. Narinder Singh Sharma,HoD, Department of LPT was the CourseDirector and Dr.Pavan Kumar and Dr.Nitin Mehta acted as course coordinators and Dr. SimranjeetKaur as Technical coordinator. Dr O. P. Malav and Dr Rajesh V. Wagh actively organized different activities in the training programme.

On the conclusion of the training Dr. Sharma informed that this trainingprogramme was financially supported by RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojna-12-DEE, DEE-Enhancement of production and productivity potential of livestock, poultry and fisheries sector for socio-economicupliftment of the farmers of Punjab.

The course content of trainingprogramme included basics of meat hygiene, visit to poultry processing plant and acquaintance with the machinery andequipments, slaughtering and dressing operation of poultry, sheep, goat and pig.Trainees acquired knowledge about FSSAI norms and other legislations for setting up a butcher’s shop.

Experts trained them through practical demonstration of preparation of chicken pickle, preparation of value added emulsion based meat products (meat ball, patties, nuggets, sausage) and meat snacks like meat samosa.

Total 13trainees belonging to local meat shops, butchers and meat industry attended the trainingprogramme. Theparticipants have actively participated in hands on training Program.

Dr J.P.S. Gill, Director Research, GADVASU emphasized that the demand of processed food is continuously increasing and value addition and packaging is first step for getting more outputs in terms of money as well as quality and safety. Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director Extension Education, GADVASU congratulated theorganizers for organizing trainingprogramme and affirmed that processing and value addition is need of the hour.

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