Veterinarian warns to beware of barbaric pigs Impact on Thai people’s health
Doctors care about consumer health. Warning to buy pork from reliable sources. Observe the pork to have a good appearance without the risk of expiration. Emphasize the consumption of cooked pork for good hygiene
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattawut Rattanawanitroj Former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Kasetsart University said that illegal pork or smuggled pork looks like boxed pork. That continues to be the news of arrests continuously at this time which is difficult to examine the quality of illegal pigs If it comes out to be sold to consumers This will put consumers at risk of being harmed by toxic residues and contaminants.
Because the pork industry in many countries such as the United States, Brazil still allow the use of red meat accelerators. especially ractopamine type (Ractopamine) if illegal pigs come from that country. In addition to affecting consumers directly. It also affects the credibility in the Thai pig farming industry.
The Thai pig industry has very high standards. Which has canceled the use of red meat accelerators for more than 20 years, in accordance with the announcement in the Ministerial Regulation of Agriculture and Cooperatives BE 2545 “Absolutely prohibit the use of red meat accelerators in pig farming” Anyone who illegally uses it is considered illegal and will be severely punished. both remember and adjust Build confidence among consumers in the production standards and safety of Thai pork.
There are studies that the use of red meat accelerators can cause harm and side effects to consumers. from eating offal Especially pork liver that has a large accumulation of red meat accelerators. Consumers with heart disease if ingested may cause side effects in the respiratory system.
For restaurant entrepreneurs, shabu restaurants, pork pans, although cost is important. because of the high cost of raw materials As a result, the competitiveness of the store is reduced. But entrepreneurs should be wary of pork that is so cheap that it is at risk of becoming illegal. Don’t just see cheap prices to reduce costs. In addition to being harmful to consumers Importantly, pork that uses red meat accelerators is illegal. If detected, there will be heavy penalties for both imprisonment and fines.
“Consumer side must consider the color of the pork It’s not green, dark, or expired. Must choose to buy from a store that has certified the origin of pork from a reliable source. or choose from standardized manufacturers and distributors It is certified by the Department of Livestock Development. More importantly, consumers must consume cooked pork. for good hygiene Reduce the risk of germs,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattawut.
while the Department of Livestock Development responsible for checking meat quality, contaminants already, asking consumers and entrepreneurs to keep an eye on them. If a suspicious source is found unreliable can notify the relevant authorities as well as not supporting pork that is unusually cheap and suspected to be illegal pork.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattawut reiterates that good quality pork is the food security of Thailand. because Thailand is a food producer made Thailand the status of the world’s kitchen which Thailand has good production standards high security Free from red meat accelerators While illegal pork is a threat to food security in Thailand. Including confidence in the safety of Thai pigs.
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