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Chicken back on airlines menu

The step was taken following Govt assurance that bird flu cannot be transmitted through cooked food.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 15:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Major airlines in the country are putting chicken and egg back on their flight menu, following assurance from the government that bird flu cannot be transmitted to humans through properly cooked food.

State-owned carrier Indian has already re-introduced chicken and egg on the flight menu for non-vegetarians from Monday, a spokesperson of the airlines said.

India's biggest carrier, Jet Airways also said it would be putting chicken and egg in the flight menu from Wednesday.

"Jet Airways has taken this step following a directive from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare," the airlines said, adding the chicken and egg non-vegetarian options would now be available on all flights across its network.

It had temporarily discontinued chicken and egg products in all of its flights as a "precautionary measure".

As per WHO, there is no epedemiological data to suggest that the disease can be transmitted to humans through properly prepared food using conventional methods of cooking with temperatures at or above 70 degree celsius, it said.

First Published: Mar 08, 2006 12:28 IST