Indian buffalo meat is exported as per global quality norms, says Apeda

India has claimed that consumers overseas could safely import Indian-origin frozen boneless buffalo meat as it is ready in accordance with OIE (worldwide) guidelines to prevent any possibility. 

“The (Indian) buffalo meat is ready and exported in accordance with OIE guidelines (worldwide guidelines) for any possibility mitigation. Only boneless buffalo meat is allowed for export from India which is risk-free and possibility-absolutely free,” the Agricultural and Processed Foodstuff Solutions Export Progress Authority (Apeda) claimed in a assertion on Thursday. 

Apeda, an arm of the Union Commerce Ministry, is the nodal company for selling and producing agricultural exports. Apeda claimed that many interventions have been manufactured by the Centre to handle and eradicate different livestock health conditions and thus buffalo meat was absolutely free of any possibility. 

“The launching of National Animal Disease Control Programme in June 2019, to handle Foot & Mouth Disease and Brucellosis by 2025 with vaccination and eradication of ailment by 2030, is one of the flagship techniques of the Government of India. In buy to fully comprise and eradicate the health conditions, one hundred per cent price of vaccine is borne by the Central Government for which an outlay of ₹13,343 crore has been manufactured,” it claimed.

Talks with China

In the meantime, India carries on to negotiate with China — one of the largest importers of meat — for a chunk of the Chinese industry. As per market estimates, India could export buffalo meat worth at the very least $2 billion each year if the industry opens up. On the other hand, India has preserved its buffalo meat exports at $3.17 billion in the 2020-21 fiscal, unchanged from the previous one, regardless of an general decline in merchandise exports in the pandemic-hit calendar year, according to government figures.

“Buffalo meat export from India is heading on smoothly and there are no hurdles in the provide chain. The affordably-priced buffalo meat is contributing to foods protection and foods cost inflation handle in the importing international locations,” the APEDA assertion claimed .The value realisation of buffalo meat has amplified to $2,921 per tonne from $2,754, the assertion included.

India, one of the largest exporters of buffalo meat in the environment, exports to 70 international locations throughout the world, like Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Philippines and UAE.