Veterinarian-Academic Suggested consumption of cooked chicken Buy from a standardized source Confidently safe from avian influenza

Veterinarians reveal that Thailand has yet to find any patients infected with avian influenza. along with recommendations for safety practices The academics emphasized eating cooked chicken and eggs. Buy from a reputable, standardized supply store, avoiding contact with sick or dead birds. be assured that it is safe According to the latest avian influenza epidemic situation in China, H3N8 avian influenza cases were found and H5N1 avian influenza cases were detected in Colorado. united states The Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has been continually suffering from severe strains in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, as well as in neighboring Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos since 2021.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kriengkrai Witoon Sathien Department of Veterinary Medicine and Resources Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Kasetsart University provides information that the poultry farming and production industry in Thailand has standards. Safety throughout the production chain from animal feed ingredients to the process of raising chickens in a closed system farm Adhere to Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) standards or guidelines on agricultural good practice for poultry farms. and animal welfare principles For standardized poultry farms, there will be a Biosecurity System and Disease Surveillance System standards as an important part in laying out the disease prevention system. and especially to prevent avian influenza. In addition, the Department of Livestock Development also cooperates with entrepreneurs and farmers to use “Compartment system” to help control and prevent disease. This compact system has been a factor supporting Thailand to be free from bird flu for more than 10 years, reinforcing the safety of the management of chicken farming in Thailand. For safety, contact with unknown poultry should be avoided. record have symptoms or suspected illness including the droppings and secretions from those birds as well. If touching is necessary, use soap to wash your hands immediately after handling or caring for these animals.

However, chicken meat is a valuable source of protein. and inexpensive consistent with that Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kitipong Asarakul, Department of Food Technology Faculty of Science Chulalongkorn University stated that the important protein source that Thai people often think of is chicken meat. It is a food that is rich in good quality protein or complete protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids. In addition, chicken meat also contains minerals and vitamins. Which is important for maintaining the balance of various systems in the body. Protein is a substance that is important to the body because it is a component of cells, tissues and muscles. including as a component of hair and skin Another important role of proteins of interest Is the creation of immune cells and various immune substances. That helps prevent germs from the environment into the body.

In addition, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kitipong Asarakul further suggested that Should buy chicken meat from a reliable source. Especially stores or manufacturers with hygienic production standards that are important to consume cooked chicken meat. or through heat at a temperature not lower than 70 degrees Celsius for at least 5 minutes to avoid pathogenic microorganisms Reduce the risk of disease in poultry And if food has been cooked but left for more than 3 hours, it should be reheated before eating. used in food preparation Selection of raw materials that are clean and standardized and washing hands regularly

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