Friday, September 16, 2011

1,271 registered swiftlet operators in Johor

NUSAJAYA: There are 1,271 registered swiftlet operators in Johor with the bulk of them in the state capital.
State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the registered operators had exported about RM27.09mil worth of bird's nest products last year alone.

“This includes RM14.22mil of processed edible bird's nest (EBN) and RM12.87mil of unprocessed EBN.
“We are also ensuring that newly registered operators are equipped with Radio Frequency Identification Technology tracking devices to certify the quality of their products,” he said during the state assembly meeting here yesterday.

Abdul Aziz said swiftlet operators were also advised to adhere to breeding regulations, monitor diseases and the quality of bird's nest produced and attend courses on animal husbandry practices to improve production standards.

The Star

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