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Bird Flu in India: Properly cooked poultry Chicken, eggs safe to eat- FSSAI

There is an atmosphere of fear and apprehension about eating eggs and chicken due to bird flu in the country. In such a situation, FSSAI has released a directory that says how to make and eat poultry chicken and eggs.

Yogita S.

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Published on 24 Jan 2021 7:31 AM GMT

Bird Flu in India: Properly cooked poultry Chicken, eggs safe to eat- FSSAI
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New Delhi: The National Food Authority has issued a necessary directive amidst cases of bird flu coming in the country. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has said that there is no risk of poultry chicken and eggs being cooked properly.

Chicken is safe to eat:

The authority has said that the bird flu virus gets neutralized after cooking. There is an atmosphere of fear and apprehension about eating eggs and chicken due to bird flu in the country. In such a situation, FSSAI has released a directory that says how to make and eat poultry chicken and eggs.

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Bird Flu effect:

It has been said in the directory that when the eggs and chicken are cooked properly. The bird flu virus present in it becomes inactive. It has also been said that chicken and eggs of poultry in areas affected by bird flu should not be eaten raw or undercooked.

According to the government, bird flu cases have been reported in 9 states of the country. According to the central government, bird flu has spread to birds of poultry farms in nine states of the country so far, while the disease has spread to crows, migratory birds and wild birds in 12 states.

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The Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy said in a statement that bird flu (avian influenza) in birds of poultry farms in nine states - Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, till 23 January ] Has been confirmed. At the same time, avian influenza has been confirmed in crows, migratory birds and wild birds in 12 states of the country.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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