Food safety knowledge and practices of abattoir and butchery shops and the microbial profile of meat in Mekelle City, Ethiopia.

@article{Haileselassie2013FoodSK,
  title={Food safety knowledge and practices of abattoir and butchery shops and the microbial profile of meat in Mekelle City, Ethiopia.},
  author={Mekonnen Haileselassie and Habtamu Taddele and Kelali Adhana and Shewit T. Kalayou},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={407-12}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the food safety knowledge and practices in meat handling, and to determine microbial load and pathogenic organisms in meat at Mekelle city. METHODS A descriptive survey design was used to answer questions concerning the current status of food hygiene and sanitation practiced in the abattoir and butcher shops. Workers from the abattoir and butcher shops were interviewed through a structured questionnaire to assess their food safety knowledge. Bacterial load was assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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