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Table 3 Food safety perceptions on chicken and eggs

From: Consumer perceptions of food safety in animal source foods choice and consumption in Nairobi’s informal settlements



Processing (Handling, storage, packaging)

Health risk

Chicken and eggs

- Chicken are injected with antibiotics to fasten maturity;

- Broiler eggs are not naturally produced but contain antibiotics and growth boosters, harmful for human health.

- The commonly sold ‘kata kata’ (non choice cuts of parts of chicken including head, legs, wings, liver, skin, back and necks) may sometimes be meat from wild birds.

- It is difficult to verify the source of the chicken for quality checks, how they are slaughtered and handled.

- Excessive consumption is not good for human health;

- In young children, it can cause allergies.