Microbial Infections Transmission through Meat Intake in Pakistan

  • Anam Javed Department of Zoology, University of Sargodha (RCS, Sub campus), Narowal, 51750, Pakistan
  • Amina Zulfiqar Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat (Sub campus), 1-KM Daska road, Sialkot, 51310, Pakistan
  • Tazeen Irum Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat (Sub campus), 1-KM Daska road, Sialkot, 51310, Pakistan
  • Tayyeba Asalm Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat (Sub campus), 1-KM Daska road, Sialkot, 51310, Pakistan
Keywords: Meat, foodborne diseases, meat processing, dose optimization, meat handling, public awareness


Meat is one of the most consuming food items around the globe and also serves as vector for broad spectrum foodborne diseases. The occurrence of such ailments in developed countries is lower than the developed countries where overall conditions are not hygienic and up to the mark, from animal farming to meat processing and packing level. Likewise, in Pakistan, although poultry, dairy farming and fisheries departments are much established still improper slaughtering and meat handling, inappropriate ways of preservation and cooking along with poor shelf life are major issues. Parallel to these, lack of dose optimization either of vaccines and antibiotics also affect the meat quality. That’s why; implementation of preventive measures regarding animals and their meat handling and its preservation should be ensured. This target can be achieved by spreading general public awareness. In future, researchers should try to introduce such cost effective ways and methods which facilitate the farmers and other economically constraints facing people and also professional training sessions should be offered to those who are usually involved in poultry, animal and fish farming, meat handling, processing and transportation.


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