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Virtual Session on Myths and Facts on Meat and Poultry Food Products in the Context of Covid-19

This is not new. These days there is no shortage of fake news. Whenever, there has been a health crisis, some section of the society start spreading confusing information on meat and poultry products.  Many people are therefore afraid of eating meat and meat products because of such misinformation and myths floating round.  To dispel off myths and to assert scientifically proven facts,  CII  and FACE in association with Consumer VOICE is organizing a virtual session on Myths and Facts on Meat and Poultry Food Products in the Context of Covid-19 on May 19th, 2020.

Date: 19th May (Tuesday)
Time: 3-5 pm

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Myths associated with meat and poultry products

Some of the common myths that need to be busted:

Myth#1

Coronavirus spreads through meat and poultry products

Myth#2

Chicken is not healthy and could be infected with virus

Myth#3

It doesn’t matter how you cook the meat

Myth#4

Meat industry is responsible for the spread of the virus

If you want facts checked and get these myths and doubts cleared for once and for all, then do join this Virtual Session on Myths and Facts on Meat and Poultry Food Products in the Context of Covid-19.

Agenda:

Best Practices on COVID 19 Prevention while Ensuring Smooth Operations: Presentation on Poultry Products.

Best Practices on COVID 19 Prevention while Ensuring Smooth Operations: Presentation on Meat Products

What can you expect from the program:

  • How the Meat and Poultry industry is operating in the COVID scenario to ensure safe products which will not have any adverse health impact, are being processed for consumers while also protecting the health of their employees.
  • There is a general scare that meat and poultry products must be avoided during this COVID 19 situation. These myths and facts will be discussed with simple scientifically proved inputs.

Panelists

  • Mr Arabind Das, Chairman, CII National Committee on Agriculture Allied Sectors
  • Mr Ashim Sanyal, COO, Consumer VOICE
  • Mr S Dave, Chairman, Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan
  • Dr B M Naveena, Principal Scientist, ICAR
  • Dr Rubeena Shaheen, Director Science and Standards, FSSAI

About the Organisers

The CII Jubilant Bhartia Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (CII-FACE) is charged with the mission to improve the competitiveness of India’s agriculture & food processing sector, by catalyzing innovation, building capacity and enhancing productivity across the agriculture and food value chain, ensuring food security and inclusive growth. FACE works closely with farmers, companies, developmental institutions, and the government. Comprising of an extensive team of domain experts across verticals FACE has evolved a robust services portfolio and has establish itself as a credible knowledge resource in the agriculture and food domain.

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Consumer VOICE is a Voluntary Action Group of Academicians, Professionals and Volunteers who work relentlessly to raise awareness amongst Indian consumers about their own Consumer Rights and the governing Consumer Laws. Established in 1983, Consumer VOICE has championed consumer education in the country ever since. Over the years, VOICE has been representing consumers and protecting their interests with policy-makers, the judiciary and statutory regulatory bodies.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process.CII works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. Founded in 1895 and celebrating 125 years in 2020, India's premier business association has more than 9100 members.

Divya Patwal

VOICE

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