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|Title: ||Imported Chicken Value Chain in an Obesogenic Ghanaian Food Environment: Knowledge, Practices and Perceptions of Actors|
|Authors: ||Lorinda, O. T.|
Yankyera, K. O.
Annan, Reginald A.
Yamoah, F. A.
|Keywords: ||Imported chicken|
Value chain actors
|Issue Date: ||2020|
|Publisher: ||HSOA Journal of Food Science and Nutrition|
|Citation: ||HSOA Journal of Food Science and Nutrition; 2020, 6: 071; DOI: 10.24966/FSN-1076/100071|
|Abstract: ||In view of the critical role of food value chain stakeholders in the
public effort to prevent unhealthy practices that give rise to high incidence
of obesity and other health risks, this study examined imported
chicken value chain practices, knowledge and perceptions of
key actors. A combination of purposive and snowball sampling techniques
was adopted to select candidates for personal interviews.
The participants were twenty (20) wholesalers and thirty (30) food
vendors who use imported frozen chicken for food preparation. The
UNIDO framework was adopted to generate a comprehensive value
chain map for imported frozen chicken. The study revealed that the
imported chicken value chain is controlled by a few importers and
large scale distributors with cold storage facilities and distribution logistics.
Wholesaler and retailer stakeholders have good knowledge
about (un) healthy food cooking and handling practices. However, a
dichotomy exists between knowledge level and actual cooking and
handling practices, resulting in the high prevalence of unhealthy
practices. General indifference exists among food vendors about the contribution of their cooking and handling practices to the risk of
obesity. The results have implications for education and training
for food vendors and public health promotion to reduce the risk of
|Description: ||An article published in HSOA Journal of Food Science and Nutrition; 2020, 6: 071; DOI: 10.24966/FSN-1076/100071|
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