December 15, 2016

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Over three-month frozen chicken to be destroyed

A package of imported frozen chicken. Photo: Myawady
A package of imported frozen chicken. Photo: Myawady

Imported frozen chicken will be destroyed if they are found to have been frozen for over three months, according to an announcement by the Livestock and Treatment Department.
According to the announcement, the samples of imported frozen chicken will be tested at Animal Quarantine Station to check if the chicken have been frozen for over three months. Those overdue frozen chicken will be destroyed without the breeders being compensated.
Yangon regional chief minister made this decision when he met the chicken breeders and Myanmar C.P Livestock Company on 24 June, encouraging them to reduce down to 50 per cent of prevailing market price. He will proceed to submit this matter to the union government for approval.
The import licence issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the certificates bearing production date, initial storage date and expiry date and the certificate for freedom from infectious diseases are required to import the chicken.
Those poultry will be tested at the laboratory to ensure them they do not have the pesticides and the chemicals injected. The authorities will also find out the breeding farms, the slaughter houses and the packaging are in accord with the health.
Our department is drawing the procedures in regard to this matter to ensure the consumers are harmless, said an officer from the Livestock and Treatment Department.
It was already uploaded onto the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigations in 2013 that Ks290 is levied per tonne of frozen chicken and livestock.—200

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