COHEART trained 98 Food Safety Officers, Designated Officers and Vets in Slaughter houses

“Centre for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training” of the Veterinary University is a unique and pioneer educational attempt on implementing One Health practice in India. Two batches of three day training programme on “Quality Assurance of Foods of Animal Origin with Special Reference to Hygienic Meat Production”concluded today. The training is intended to enlighten the participants on the current trends on the safety and quality management of foods of animal origin and clean meat production. A total of 98 officials from diverse field’s viz., Food safety officers, Designated officers, Assistant Commissioner from Commissionerate of Food Safety and Veterinarians working in slaughter houses had participated. The Registrar of KVASU, Prof. K. P. Sreekumar, launched the new website of the centre www.coheart.ac.in. During his valedictory address he elaborated the need for espousing One Health concept to face food safety challenges and proposed for a paradigm shift in approach to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Prof. M. R. Saseendranath, Director of Academics and Research, delivered the presidential address and spoke on the need for Physicians, veterinarians, other health scientists and various government departments including the office of food safety commisionarate to work jointly. This exploration of interconnectedness will be rightly addressed in the new PG course on One Health which will be offered by the university in the present academic year, he added. Shri. D. Sivakumar, food safety enforcement assistant commissioner, during the feedback session congratulated the centre for organizing the training and wished that the sagacious One Health venture of KVASU opens the floodgate of opportunities leading to prosperity and wellbeing of everybody’s health. Dr. Subramanian, Dean, CVAS spoke on universities role in food safety issues in Kerala. Dr. B. Sunil, Head, Dept. of Veterinary Public Health delivered the welcome address and Dr. Prejit, Officer-in-charge of COHEART proposed vote of thanks.

Venue of training: Hotel Wayanad Gate

Dates: 05-07 May 2014 and 12-14 May 2014

 

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