Awareness of the Presence of Antimicrobial Residues in Foodstuff Among People in Taif Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Antimicrobial, Food, Meat Eggs, Resistance, Bacteria
Authors:
Hayajneh, Firas Mahmoud Faleh
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
2
Number:
1
Pages:
5-7
Month:
Jan.-Feb.
ISSN:
2348- –
Note:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Abstract:
Antimicrobial drugs are widely used in farm animals to promote the growth and to increase the productivity, this is justified by the increased demand by the growing populations all over the world, but it has been proven by many studies that the misuse of these chemicals can cause diseases in humans which may include bacterial resistance and other disorders if misused, this study has been designed to evaluate the knowledge of the consumers in Taif region of the danger hidden behind this misuse, and to show there is a real need to educate the public on the danger hidden behind and inside our delicious, protein rich meals. 28% of the sample tested don’t know that the presence of antimicroblal residues in food is harmful to their health, while 28% don’t know that these chemicals could reach their bodies through the food the consume.
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