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Cooperation Improves Food Safety in Johor Baru

by 5m Editor
22 March 2010, at 9:32a.m.

JOHOR BARU, MALAYSIA - Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has become the first local authority in the country to work closely with a slaughterhouse under a pilot project to ensure clean, quality products for consumers.

The Star of Malaysia reports that the facility’s administrative manager M. Nazir Harasad said that MBJB was working closely on monitoring operations at the Pandan Poultry Plant owned by Triton Worldwide.

The reason for the action was to ensure the quality and cleanliness of the poultry, he said.

Mr Harasad said: "Many stalls at night markets and pasar borong are selling dirty and illegally slaughtered poultry that could be harmful when consumed.

"They sell the meat cheaply and members of public could not be sure of the slaughter methods."

Other than hygienic methods, he said the plant ensured each chicken had a tag on its wing after the process ended.

Mr Harasad added: "We make sure each chicken has a tag with a barcode identifying the date on which it was slaughtered.

"What we are giving the public is hygienic and halal poultry they can consume without worry."

He said that a recent inspection at a pasar borong found four out of twelve stalls selling illegal poultry. According to The Star, there are 32 registered slaughterhouses and seven legal chicken suppliers under MBJB's jurisdiction.