Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 21 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Amidst mounting concerns over the human transmission of Avian Influenza in India, theRamesh Khatri, President of the Poultry Federation of India and Supporter of the Right To Protein Initiative asserts, "While it is important to exercise caution, consumers should not believe myths and misconceptions doing the rounds, and reduce their protein intake. Consuming meat and eggs are safer when sourced from hygienic sources, i.e., from poultry owners and farms that rear poultry fed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, selenium and soy while maintaining proper biosecurity measures. Additionally, properly cooking meat and eggs at high temperatures using stove-top methods is a safe measure to kill the virus in areas with outbreaks. It is important to continue maintaining a fine balance of nutrition and make informed decisions around dietary changes during this time."According to various health organisations including AIIMS, WHO and USFDA, the risk of the virus on human health is low, and cases of virus spread in humans have been linked to home slaughter as well as handling of meat from infected birds before cooking. When it comes to human consumption of poultry, guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) (For consumers temporarily avoiding the consumption of poultry,Right To Protein recommends staying up to date with advisories issued by the Indian government and public health authorities.
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