ArmInfo. "The producers of poultry meat in Armenia do not use antibiotics, hormones, as well as bird food, supplied with artificial proteins." If we use antibiotics, we use antibiotics only," the chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Armenia Sergey Stepanyan stated at a press conference on December 23.
Stepanyan noted that the bird market in Armenia has recently become very competitive, and the volumes of domestic avian meat supplied to the shelves in recent years have grown approximately 4-5 times. The chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders also stated that all Armenian producers are doing a very good job of the task, the only thing is that this rearmament is needed to improve our products in order to reduce the risk of bird diseases. "Our producers send fresh meat to the counters, while the situation with imported meat is different. We recently made an unofficial examination of meat imported from Saratov, and found that it contains a higher percentage of water than allowed by the accepted standards. microbes are multiplying, "Stepanyan explained, adding that on the border, the poultry meat is subjected to examination only if this production causes fear for one reason or another. "If there is no fear, the meat is sent directly to our counters," he said, emphasizing that frozen meat is much more harmful and dangerous than fresh produce of domestic producers.
On December 14 in the press there was information that in the Armenian market of 9 examples of chicken 5 were unsuitable for use in food, and in some, Salmonella was found. Totally 35 tons of infectious birds were found on Armenian counters as a result of bacteriological examination. However, these data did not concern local producers, but importers. In particular, we are talking about whole chicken, wings, brisket of Brazilian, Ukrainian, and Russian production.