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Table 4 Food safety perceptions on Fish

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

  Production Processing (Handling, storage, packaging) Health risk
Fish - Unverified sources, including whether fish was imported or produced locally;
- If imported, the consumer perception is that the product may be genetically modified, and referred to as “plastic fish” hence not safe
- Handling practices: e.g. deep frying -the oil may be recycled and hence not safe;
- Most fish is sold by roadside vendors where hygiene and cleanliness is seen as a key concern
-“Plastic fish” may have negative effects on health;
- Fish cooked with recycled oil/ fish that is not fresh may cause health problems