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International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2022)

Contamination in meat: A review


Muhammad Umair Sajid


Meat is an flesh of animal that’s eaten as a food. Meat has an unprecedented source of energy. Human eat meat of different animals like camels, goats, cow, chicken, fish etc. Meat has some major parts including water, carbohydrates, proteins fats and minor components like vitamins.
(Vitamin A and B) and minerals (Iron, Zinc, selenium). Selenium is a mineral that’s play a vital role in metabolism and thyroid function of the body. All of these things are required for human body growth. Due to increases in population of this world, requirement of meat increases day by day. Many factors involve in the contamination of meat. So, contamination of the meat is also increasing, and this factor may be intentionally or unintentionally. Chemical contamination like aflatoxin, pesticides (transfer through forage) and heavy metals (transfer through water, environment, and forage) etc. These types of contamination may can unfit the meat for human body and will cause serious infection. Microbial activity is also a major issue in meat. This activity may can deteriorate the meat. Physical contamination is also a major problem and that may have done during slaughtering, transportation, and storage etc. All these factors have adverse effect on the meat quality. And when these material transfer in human body through meat then they can cause constipation, diarrhea, and many other diseases. This article will help people to getting info about different ways through meat can contaminate.

Pages: 136-140  |  341 Views  87 Downloads

International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Umair Sajid. Contamination in meat: A review. Int. J. Agric. Food Sci. 2022;4(2):136-140. DOI: 10.33545/2664844X.2022.v4.i2b.106
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