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Will you keep off chicken and eggs? Tell us

February 20, 2006

'Eat chicken, there's no need to panic,'is the adviceUnion Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss gave late on Sunday night as he maintained that the situation following the outbreak of bird flu in Navapur, Maharashtra, was totally under control.

"People need not panic. It is safe to eat a chicken after heating it for 20 minutes or 70 degree centigrade," Ramadoss said.

But the poultry industry is already bracing for a hit as it fears consumers may swear off chicken and eggs despite the government's assurances. Not just neighbouring nations, even other states have barred poultry from Maharashtra in the wake of the outbreak.

Will the disease affect your food habits? Will you stay off chicken and eggs too? Or, do you think it is safe to eat chicken and eggs? Tell us!

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Number of User Comments: 114

Sub: its not safe

We all know the Indian Ministers make statement without proper valid reasons. Even it may be safe of eating chicken, to be safe side i ...

Posted by dev

Sub: eating chicken

i do not take the idea of eating chicken at this moment. lots of chicks are dying because of the disease. even previously one was ...

Posted by kunal

Sub: funny!!

so if people still want to eat chicken, some poor souls will have to handle the sick birds? the people who eat it, will be ...

Posted by anjali

Sub: eat chicken if you are 200%sure that its not infected!

I m thankful to media for giving us regular updates of the entire scenario. As was reported,that the existence of bird flu infection accidently came ...

Posted by maahi

Sub: Yes I will go ahead and eat chicken

Well I am from Kolkata which is as far away from Maharasta as brobably Poland is away from France. So when bird flu erupted in ...

Posted by dhriti



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