TimelineStart Date: 1 March 2010 | End Date: 1 September 2010
The World Bank is preparing an Integrated Animal and Human Health Management project for Nigeria. One of the four proposed components aims to address food safety through (a) upgrading biosecurity and meat hygiene in live-bird markets and (b) upgrading slaughter practices and meat handling hygiene in slaughter facilities and meat markets. Activities include upgrading live-bird markets, state and village-level slaughter facilities and slabs, and meat markets. Upgrading these links in the food safety chain will ensure that entire, integrated chains are developed, safeguarding meat quality from slaughter to consumer.
This study was commissioned by the Government of Nigeria to summarize and generate evidence on the impact of food-borne disease associated with animal source foods. The overall objective of this study is to assess the costs associated with consumption of poor quality meat in Nigeria.
Sub-objectives include assessment of:
- major hazards associated with meat;
- prevalence of meat-borne hazards in livestock, meat and humans;
- knowledge, attitudes and practice of meat value chain actors;
- health burden of meat-borne disease and other burdens;
- appropriate level of protection; and
- recommendation of possible approaches to improving meat safety in Nigeria.
- College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture Abeokuta (UNAAB)
- Cornell University