A review on food safety and food hygiene studies in Ghana

Ababio, P. F. and Lovatt, P. (2015) A review on food safety and food hygiene studies in Ghana. Food Control, 47 . pp. 92-97. ISSN 0956-7135

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Food safety and hygiene in Ghana was studied using desk top literature review. Food research was highly concentrated in the capital city of the country and most research focus were on commercial food operations specifically street foods and microbiological safety with limited information from institutional catering and other forms of food hazards. The media currently serves as the main source for reporting of food borne diseases. Food establishments and other sources contributing to food borne diseases included restaurants, food joints, food vendors, schools and individual homes. Limited use of prerequisites measures and food safety management systems was identified. Recommendations on regulating the General Hygiene Principles, implementation of HACCP to strengthen the food sector, regular food safety and hygiene workshops and training for food handlers that commensurate with their roles were made. Government support for SMEs and food handler's health screening were made. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D620 Food Hygiene
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D610 Food Science
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
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