Published: Sunday July 29, 2012 MYT 1:55:00 PM
Ministry to ensure adequate supply of poultry, meat for Raya
JITRA: There is sufficient supply of meat, chicken and eggs for the Aidilfitri celebration, said Deputy Agriculture and Agrobased Industry Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom.
He said the Veterinary Department and Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry were monitoring the supply of meat, chicken and egg, as well as other daily essentials.
He said the ministry had taken proactive measures with the expected increase in the demand for the food items.
He advised those wanting to slaughter cows, buffaloes and goats to obtain permits from the Veterinary Department to ensure that the animals were free of the hand, foot and mouth disease.
He also advised the public to get their food supply, like fish, meat, vegetables and fruits at the 475 farmers' markets nationwide as their prices were five to 30% lower than the market price.
The Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (Fama), he said, would hold special festive season sale at 98 selected farmers' markets in the country. - Bernama