Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sirim Is Preparing Malaysian Swiftlet Raw Nests Malaysian Standard !!!
A very interesting happening today September 30th 2014.
A group discussion was held at Sirim office to discuss about the Sirim Standard for Malaysian Raw Nests.
I was told that about 30 delegates representing a number of swiftlet farming association from all the states in Malaysia attended the meeting today.
No details was obtained but their discussion was about the said standard.
What worry me most is how can we human set a standard on something which the birds who are responsible in building the nests.
What they consumed will in some way effect the saliva quality.
The amount of feathers which they plugged on their bodies and lay on their nests cannot be dictated by us.
Maybe the color and the nitrite might be within human control.
However if we human wanted to set our standard on them we must first know how to talk to these wild birds.
Maybe someone like Dr Ed can do so.
According to my source the discussion was still in a preliminary stage but on the long run these standards will be thrown to all swiftlet ranchers.
Maybe SIRIM should get directly involved in explaining to all swiftlet ranchers on what are these standards for and how swiftlet ranchers can meet the standard.
There must be logical method that are proven to achieve the required standard.
Anyway why do the standard came into the picture right now?
Are the Chinese from mainland China wanted raw nests to be exported to them?
If the export will help to improve the raw nest value we should support these moves.