Ramzi Schumann, general manager, Sohar Poultry Company SAOG said that there is no risk in consuming poultry meat in Oman .
Oman is free from avian influenza. Experts in poultry diseases and poultry meat as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said that there is no risk of catching bird flu from consuming poultry meat in Oman.
Schumann said that the main aim of the company is to provide consumers with the best quality of frozen as well fresh poultry meat to contribute to a healthy diet of their families.
Dr Issam T. Kadim, an Associate Professor in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) said that the H5N1 virus is sensitive to heat and the temperatures used for cooking meat kills the virus.
Dr Kadim, PhD in meat science from the University of New Zealand is an expert in poultry and meat products.
He said that before consumption the meat has to be fully cooked with no pink parts and that the eggs also should be properly cooked. Statistics shows that in the last decade poultry meat consumption has increased significantly because of the high quality of amino acids, vitamins and minerals with low fat.
It is termed as the best source of protein. The Sohar poultry farms is situated in Barka which maintains strict hygiene measures to ensure that the chicken sold to thousands across Oman is of high quality and is very safe.
The chickens are raised in closed modern houses, which ensure that they are raised in the best conditions, and are not exposed to disease carried by wild birds. The different steps in the production process are under Sohar Poultry Company's control.
The company has a dedicated department for quality control having its own laboratory with specialists who carry out a full battery of tests at every stage of the production process.
The Sohar poultry farm chicken are truly fresh available at the best price with a highest quality. Sohar Poultry Company sells its products in Oman, and in UAE.