Implementation of code of practices (CoP) in selected poultry farms of Bangladesh

Authors

  • AHM Taslima Akhter Food Safety Unit, Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • SK Shaheenur Islam Department of Livestock Services, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
  • Md Abu Sufian Department of Livestock Services, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
  • Monowar Hossain Food Safety Unit, Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • Shah Md Mahfuzur Rahman Food Safety Unit, Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • SM Lutful Kabir Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • Md Gias Uddin Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shah Monir Hossin Food Safety Unit, Institute of Public Health, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • Md Mehedi Hossain Department of Livestock Services, Krishi Khamar Sarak, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v2i2.55911

Keywords:

food safety; poultry value chain; code of practices; Bangladesh

Abstract

The overuse of antibiotics, chemicals and as well as lack of farm biosecurity and good hygiene practices in poultry production are considered to be contributors for occurring foodborne illness and many significant public health threats reported in both developed and developing countries nowadays. Considering the above, a piloted food safety activity was implemented jointly by the Department of Livestock Services and FAO-Food Safety program, Bangladesh in twenty-five selected poultry (broiler) dense subdistricts of the country. Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) related five (microbial) plus five (chemical) Code of Practices (CoP) were adopted at the farm level (N=500) through farmers’ motivation and intensive participatory training program. It was found that average production cost reduces, the feed conversion ratio decreases and mortality rate decreases that convince increase farm profitability in the best-practiced farms (n=81). In conclusion, Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) through certifying key control measures can increase profitability in broiler farming and CoP adapted farms found to be less public health hazardous than non-CoP farms in light of food safety and public health grounds.

Asian Australas. J. Food Saf. Secur. 2018, 2(2), 45-55

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Published

2018-11-29

How to Cite

Akhter, A. T. ., Islam, S. S. ., Sufian, M. A. ., Hossain, M. ., Rahman, S. M. M., Kabir, S. L. ., Uddin, M. G. ., Hossin, S. M. ., & Hossain, M. M. . (2018). Implementation of code of practices (CoP) in selected poultry farms of Bangladesh. Asian-Australasian Journal of Food Safety and Security, 2(2), 45–55. https://doi.org/10.3329/aajfss.v2i2.55911

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