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Supreme Court forms committee to test chicken meat, feed

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered tests of chicken meat being sold in markets in Punjab to determine its quality. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, the three-judge bench, gave this order while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the sale of contaminated chicken meat at Lahore registry. The chief justice ordered that samples of chicken meat should be collected from different spots for testing to determine whether the meat hazardous to human health was being sold. He formed a…

Pakistan exploring new markets for export of meat, dairy products

ISLAMABAD: The Government is exploring new markets for export of meat and dairy products with focus on Global Halal Food Trade, official sources told Radio Pakistan on Sunday. Sources told the state radio that many Muslim countries are dependent on imported meat and Pakistan can significantly increase its exports by focusing on modern and hygienic slaughter houses that can meet international standards for frozen or chilled red meat. They said efforts are being made for market access in Russia, China, South Africa,…

Pakistan, Romania to enhance cooperation in halal meat, dairy production

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Romania on Friday agreed to form joint working groups in order to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of certified halal meat and dairy production. The Ambassador of Romania Nicolae Goia called on Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed issues of mutual interest and enhanced cooperation in agriculture sector development. The minister apprised the ambassador about the working and functions of the Ministry of National Food Security and its…

Cured meats linked to worsening asthma symptoms

PARIS: Eating large amounts of cured meats was linked to worse symptoms among asthma sufferers, a French study found. That was true even after taking obesity into account, the authors say. So-called cured meats have been preserved and flavored by the addition of various combinations of salt, nitrates, nitrites, and sugar. Examples of such processed meats include bacon, ham, prosciutto, corned beef, pastrami, and pepperoni. “Cured meat intake, a typical food in industrialized societies, has been associated with many…