Thursday, February 5, 2015

New GMP for raw unclean EBN

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Federation of Bird’s Nest Farmers of Malaysia (GPWM) not happy over a regulation by the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) that allegedly affects the export of raw edible bird’s nest from Malaysia.

Its president, Allan Ho, said the issue was in regards to regulations governing the export of raw uncleaned bird’s nest.

Exported raw bird’s nest falls under two categories, cleaned or uncleaned, with the latter forming the bulk of exports to Malaysia’s most lucrative bird’s nest market, China.

He said early last year, the Department of Standards Malaysia had been directed to draw up new standards for raw uncleaned bird’s nest, with the final draft displayed for public viewing until Oct 19 last year.

However, Ho said, DVS also drafted the “Good Manufacturing Practice for Raw Unclean Edible Bird’s Nest” code, which was allegedly similar to an earlier code.

“China has noted that both categories (cleaned and uncleaned bird’s nest) had been placed under one category, despite being different.”

He said it was quite difficult the raw uncleaned bird’s nest to meet the microbiological and chemical parameter requirements under a single specification.

“This will affect the export of raw uncleaned bird’s nest from Malaysia, which will harm the financial position of more than 60,000 farmers.”

Ho said since the uproar, the farmers had been waiting for the green light to export raw uncleaned bird’s nest from China adding that “since last year, only raw clean bird’s nest has been allowed to be exported to China by CNCA.

He said this was worrying, as 95 per cent of the country’s bird’s nest products comprised raw uncleaned bird’s nest. The new regulations set by China he said, made it difficult for the goods to be exported.

The Department of Standards Malaysia and DVS could not be reached for comment.

NSTP

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Efforts to develop swiftlet farming continues: Minister

PUTRAJAYA: Efforts to develop the swiftlet farming industry continue despite the arising issues which threaten the overseas market of Malaysian bird's nests, especially to China.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said among the issues or problems faced was restricted sales of the product which affected returns on investment in the industry and which also caused falling market price of the product.

"However, the Government is not doing nothing and but has directly taken the initiative to address the problems through high-level discussions and negotiations," he said at the opening of the Edible Bird's Nest Industry Conference 2014, here, Tuesday.

His speech text was read out by the ministry's Deputy Secretary-General Datuk Raihan Sharif.

The Minister said that through such efforts, Malaysian bird's nests could be exported again to China through eight local companies which had been certified by the authorities in China.

He said the second batch comprised 15 companies which had been audited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) and were expected to receive the audit results soon, he said.

Ismail Sabri said the Veterinary Services Department (VSD) had also sent in applications to the CNCA for the third group involving nine more companies to export swiftlet bird's nests to China.

"The VSD is still receiving many applications from companies which are keen to export bird's nests to China.

The issue of bird's nest export from Malaysia to China arose in July 2011 after the media in China questioned the quality of the product.

Inspections carried out found that the red bird's nests contained nitrates that exceeded 1,000ppm, which could pose a risk to the consumers' health.

China, however, reportedly withdrew the import ban on Malaysian swiftlet bird's nests from last Dec 25.

Ismail Sabri said the VSD had organised courses related to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for those involved in processing bird's nests so as to meet the CNCA's audit quality requirements.

The Minister said Malaysia had exported 120 tonnes of bird's nests worth RM114 million in the first 10 months of this year and the volume was expected to increase to 150 tonnes by the year-end.

He said the bird's nest industry was a high-impact entry point project (EPP) with a targeted export of 870 tonnes worth RM5.2 billion by 2020. – Bernama







Sunday, December 14, 2014

Quality edible bird'nest

To improve raw nest quality, these are the few major points:
1. Internal cleanliness of house.
2. Proper ventilation
3. Correct humidity and temperature.

The above are basic but fundamental condition to get high quality nest.
Optimum humidity = 80% - 85%
Optimum temperature = 28 - 30 degree Celsius. 

If you can manage the above 2 conditions chances are you will get good quality nest. But on top of that,  cleanliness inside the house is of utmost importance.









Friday, November 21, 2014

Edible Bird' Nest Industry Conference 2014

 HEBAHAN PERSIDANGAN

Persidangan Kebangsaan Industri Sarang Burung Walit 2014 (EBNIC2014) anjuran DVS & UPM kini kembali !! 

Tarikh   : 25-26 Nov 2014
tempat  : Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya
                 
Penyertaan masih dibuka. 

Dato/Datin/Dr/Tuan/Puan dijemput hadir bersama menyertai persidangan, pameran, iklan, ataupun menghantar poster berkaitan INDUSTRI SARANG BURUNG WALIT bg memeriahkan lagi persidangan kali ini !! 

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Jika berminat, YH Dato/YM Tengku Dato/Datin/Dr/Tuan/Puan boleh menghubungi  dibawah  untuk pertanyaan lanjut

URUSETIA : 03-8609 3971 / ebnic2014@gmail.com

www.vet.upm.edu.my/ebnic2#ebnic2

Yuran pendaftaran:
 Peserta: RM450 shj
 Pelajar: RM350 shj
Mohon wakil negeri, menjemput pengusaha-pengusaha walit di negeri masing-masing untuk menyertai persidangan ini..







Thursday, November 13, 2014

Persidangan Kebangsaan Industri Sarang Burung Walit 2014 (EBNIC2014)

 HEBAHAN PERSIDANGAN

Persidangan Kebangsaan Industri Sarang Burung Walit 2014 (EBNIC2014) anjuran DVS & UPM kini kembali !! 

Tarikh   : 25-26 Nov 2014
tempat  : Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya
                 
Penyertaan masih dibuka. 

Dato/Datin/Dr/Tuan/Puan dijemput hadir bersama menyertai persidangan, pameran, iklan, ataupun menghantar poster berkaitan INDUSTRI SARANG BURUNG WALIT bg memeriahkan lagi persidangan kali ini !! 

........................................................

Jika berminat, YH Dato/YM Tengku Dato/Datin/Dr/Tuan/Puan boleh menghubungi  dibawah  untuk pertanyaan lanjut

URUSETIA : 03-8609 3971 / ebnic2014@gmail.com

www.vet.upm.edu.my/ebnic2#ebnic2

Yuran pendaftaran:
 Peserta: RM450 shj
 Pelajar: RM350 shj
Mohon wakil negeri, menjemput pengusaha-pengusaha walit di negeri masing-masing untuk menyertai persidangan ini..



Friday, November 7, 2014

Makluman Program Perdana Industri Sarang Burung Walit

Dimaklumkan DVS akan mengadakan Program Perdana Industri Sarang Burung Walit (SBW) pada 29.11.14 (Sabtu) sempena MAHA International bermula 10.30pg-1.30ptg di MAEPS Serdang, Selangor. Aktiviti yg akn diadakan ialah Success Story of Bird House on swiftlet Ranching, EBN Processing, Product development dan Pelancaran Persatuan Burung Walit Bumiputera. Oleh itu mohon luaskan sebaran kepada pengusaha SBW bumiputera. Jualan Lelongan SBW (terbuka kepada penjual & pembeli SBW-hubungi en.max 0126129748 ) dan Demo Masakan SBW. 

Semua dijemput hadir. Sila berikan maklum balas kehadiran kepada Puan Jufazlina melalui email ctyukari@yahoo.com atau hubungi 03-88702200/2454. Terima kasih.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Code of Veterinary Practice Good Manufacturing Practice for Raw-Unclean Edible-Birdnest (EBN)

Code of Veterinary Practice
Good Manufacturing Practice for Raw-Unclean Edible-Birdnest (EBN)This Code of Veterinary Practice (CoVP) prescribes GMP and requirements of raw-unclean EBN harvested from caves or ranches in the production of quality and safe raw-unclean EBN which may include but not limiting to sorting, pre-cleaning, drying, weighing, packing and labelling activities; specification of raw-unclean EBN which determines the quality, physical, and grading requirement of raw-unclean EBN.