Training Programme on Hygienic Meat Production and Processing concludes at Vet Varsit
Department of Livestock Products Technology (LPT) of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has organized three days training programme on “Hygienic Meat Production and Processing
for Value Added Meat Products” for the floor level workers of meat industry, butchers and small vendors with an intention to educate them about clean meat production practices, processing, packaging, value addition and quality assurance. This training programme was financially supported under RKVY-12-DR scheme ‘Enhancement of production and productivity potential of livestock, poultry and fisheries sector for socio-economic upliftment of the farmers of Punjab’. Dr. Manish Chatli HoD, Department of LPT was the course Director whereas Pavan Kumar & Nitin Mehta coordinated the programme. The training was attended by 17 participants including three women participants.
The trainees were provided hands-on-training basics of meat hygiene, preparation of chicken pickle, preparation of value added emulsion based meat products (meat ball, patties, nuggets, sausage) and meat snacks (meat samosa). The trainees visited
GADVASU Instructional Poultry Processing Plant and got acquaintance with all the machinery and equipment, live slaughtering and dressing operation of poultry. The experts also shared the information related with FSSAI, legislations for setting up a butcher’s shop, labeling requirements etc.
Dr J.P.S. Gill, Director Research, GADVASU applauded the efforts of the department and said that the trainings will help in the awareness of base level workers about hygiene and value addition, which will in turn improve the quality and food safety. Dr. Harish Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU also affirmed that processing and value addition is need of the hour. Dr A.S. Nanda, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU highlighted that the acquired scientific knowledge on the processing through this training programme will help in providing assured income to the farmers and certainty in marketing of meat animals. This will also provide the nutritional security to the people of Punjab. He applauded the efforts of the department and its faculty members.