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International Poultry Council recognizes poultry meat sector

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The International Poultry Council wants to wish the globe a happy World Poultry Day. The May 10 celebration is important to the council since poultry meat is the most consumed meat in the world. There’s also a growing global recognition towards the dedication and efforts made by everyone working across the poultry meat supply chains to provide quality food on every table.

“The global poultry meat sector is delighted to celebrate the 9th World Poultry Day today and takes pride in providing safe, affordable and nutritious food to billions of consumers in these challenging times,” Robin Horel, IPC president, said. “Our ongoing investment in safe, secure and resilient supply chains — alongside the valuable contribution of the ‘food heroes’ working within our sector — has enabled us to keep pace with the growing consumer demand and ensure no one is left behind.”

From producing food to high standards from farm to fork to creating good jobs for a diverse set of skills and talents, the global poultry meat sector plays as significant role in driving socioeconomic growth and delivering food security.

The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the crucial importance of access to food and reliable supply chains to 7.8 billion global consumers each day. In cooperation with global and national organizations, the poultry sector is working to address the growing issue of food insecurity for more than 690 million individuals as the future of our planet is becoming increasingly reliant on sustainable food security.

The increase in the world population combined with the need to optimize the available resources for affordable food production are some of the key challenges that need an urgent response, IPC added.

“Delivering sustainability, animal welfare, addressing antimicrobial resistance, protecting animal health and wellbeing, and increasing consumer trust are some of the core values embraced by the global poultry meat sector,” Horel said. “On World Poultry Day we celebrate our animals and the people who look after them every step of the way. Farmers, nutritionists, technicians, veterinarians, employees, operators and transporters, who are passionate about leaving no stone unturned in delivering safe, affordable and nutritious food to people across different cultures and nationalities. We are proud of our people and our poultry.”

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