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U.S. interested in Indian poultry

by 5m Editor
13 January 2006, at 12:00am

INDIA - Avian flu in East Asia and China is creating opportunities for the Indian poultry players. After Japan, U.S. has also shown interest in sourcing Indian chicken and other poultry products. U.S. has asked the Export Inspection Council (EIC) to modify its standard of certification to meet the American requirements. Director of EIC Shashi Sarin said the council is in talks with U.S. on the issue. She said it would not have any problem to meet the U.S. standard. Japan has already recognised EIC certification for poultry products with effect from October 13, 2005. Japan&#39;s specifications for the certification are quite stringent, like in EU and U.S.. However, U.S. is not an importer of poultry products. But, its recognition to EIC certification would give a boost to the poultry industry. It will also open the gateway for other markets. Indian poultry industry is considered to be much more advance and modern compared to that in countries like China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, where it is done in backyard farms in unhygenic conditions. In India, it is a full-fledged industry, which follows a scientific method. <i>Source: tmcnet</i>

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