African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 924

Article in Press

ASSESSMENT OF ABATTOIR AND PERSONAL HYGIENE PRACTICE OF BUTCHERS IN SELECTED CITIES IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

NDIE, E. C. and EZENDUKA, P. O

  •  Received: 29 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 21 October 2019
The study that aimed at determining the abattoir and personal hygiene of butchers in selected cities in South East Nigeria was done using survey research design. None participatory structured observation checklist was used to collect data on abattoir and butchers personal hygiene practices. The results showed that none of the abattoir in the area has designed slaughter house and only19.7% has concrete floor. Only 19% of the butchers covered their hair and only 7.5% put on clean apron. The results show that abattoir hygiene and personal hygiene practice of the butchers are inadequate which exposed the population to food infection. It was recommended that government of South Eastern States should build modern abattoirs in every Local Government Area to reduce food infections that may result from poor abattoir hygiene.

Keywords: Abattoir hygiene, personal hygiene, hygiene practice, butchers, Nigeria