National Processing Board Set up in India

INDIA - The National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB) has been set up to ensure meat and poultrymeat is safe and that its production does not harm the environment.
calendar icon 20 February 2009
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The vision of the new National Meat and Poultry Processing Board (NMPPB) is a focused approached and intensive efforts are required to address the issues related to:

  • Production of hygienic, safe and wholesome meat/meat products
  • Harmonization of domestic standards with international standards
  • Develop uniform and effective meat quality testing systems in the country, and
  • To address the environmental pollution issue arising out of the present conditions in the meat industry.

There are lacks of facilities in the country for utilizing animal waste materials for processing into by-products and turn it into value added products. Improper disposal of these wastes create a public nuisance and often pose a serious threat of environmental pollution and health hazards. If by-products/rendering plants are established in major cities as part of abattoirs, it can generate revenue and can tackle the problem of pollution and waste disposal.

The key areas of work for NMPPB will be:

  • Helping the industry in setting up/modernization of abattoirs by providing technical consultancy for production of hygienic meat and meat products and for utilization of slaughterhouse wastes to prepare animal by-products with value addition
  • Setting up quality control laboratories and analytical laboratories for meat and meat products to meet the required domestic and international market standards
  • Promoting and training of meat producers and entrepreneurs to adopt Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), ISO-22000 in meat production
  • Setting up a mechanism for implementation of the existing regulations and laws in India on meat and meat production, processing and marketing
  • To undertake market surveys and help the industry to create market intelligence, data base and its dissemination on regular basis for improvement of the meat sector
  • To provide help for research and for setting up training institutions to train workers, technicians, managers in meat and meat processing industry
  • To help industry to establish infrastructure for backward and forward linkages for trace-ability of meat/poultry meat processing sector of India
  • Work as a Central/National hub to address issues related to Meat and Poultry processing sector for its systematic and proper development.

The NMPPB would be set up under Societies Registration Act, 1860 to ensure accountability, scrutiny and audit. It is proposed that Board may consist 19 members.

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