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Himalayan yak gets food animal tag

Himalayan yak gets food animal tag The Himalayan yak, a multi-purpose bovine found in high-altitude areas of the Himalayan region, has been designated as a food animal by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) based on the recommendation from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD). National Research Centre on Yak (NRC­Y) based in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh, said his insti­tution had submitted a proposal to the FSSAI in 2021 for considering the yak as a food animal. The FSSAI’s recognition will help farmers rear the yak economically and open up several vistas of economic benefits for both farmers and food processors. About FSSAI  It is a statutory body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Formation - September 5, 2008  Chairperson - Rajesh Bhusan.