Meat Handling Knowledge Attitude and Practice among Meat Producers in the Savelugu


Academic Paper, 2023

36 Pages


Abstract or Introduction

The purpose of this study is to determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practices towards meat hygiene among butchers in Savelugu in the Savelugu Municipality of the Northern region of Ghana.

Ghana's livestock industry is essential to the country's development and progress economically, as seen by the over 3 million animals sent there each year. Also, the industry contributes to 60% of new job possibilities while also making up 40% and 80% of Ghana's GDP and foreign exchange profits, respectively.

Meat hygiene is most simply defined as the conditions and actions required to guarantee the appropriateness and safety of meat at all points in the supply chain for meat and goods associated to it. The majority of meat inspectors in underdeveloped nations and rural abattoirs lack the necessary skills, expertise, and information to properly assess the hygienic conditions of the organs, meat, and corpses of the killed animals. Although meat contains a high percentage of nutrients, it is frequently contaminated, which can cause food-related ailments in consumers.

In addition, inappropriate handling of food is the main contributor to outbreaks of food-related diseases, including food poisoning. Raw meat is particularly susceptible to contamination. Most often, contamination occurs when food that doesn't need to be cooked, such salad, is prepared on a surface that was previously used to prepare raw meat without being properly cleaned.

Before an animal is killed, it must be carefully examined, and there must be an inspection procedure going on as the animal is being killed. These efforts are very important for preventing animal-related diseases and making sure that the public receives nutritious meat. Many developing nations' slaughterhouses lack sufficient slaughtering and processing equipment, clean water sources, effective sewage or waste disposal systems, and refrigerated facilities. For instance, in Ghana, this has resulted in contaminated meat and inadequate waste disposal practises.

Details

Title
Meat Handling Knowledge Attitude and Practice among Meat Producers in the Savelugu
Author
Year
2023
Pages
36
Catalog Number
V1436849
ISBN (eBook)
9783346992697
ISBN (Book)
9783346992703
Language
English
Keywords
Meat, Handling, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Butchers, Salvelugu Municipalit
Quote paper
Mubarik Mahamud (Author), 2023, Meat Handling Knowledge Attitude and Practice among Meat Producers in the Savelugu, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1436849

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