Event Title

Meat Industry and its Impact on Food Safety in Kosovo

Session

Food Science and Technology

Description

In Kosovo there are 43 slaughterhouses and 51 licensed meat processing factories, whereas, most of the meat produced is consumed directly by rural households, as most of the cattle are slaughtered on the farm and unlicensed and informal operators posing a risk to the health of consumers. The study included 11 slaughterhouses and 12 meat processors throughout the territory of the Republic of Kosovo through standard questionnaires and straightforward surveys and some results have been produced. In the surveyed factories, it turns out that 50 percent of them have slaughterhouses themselves, 41.7 percent import cattle (Serbia, Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania) and slaughter them in their slaughterhouses, 75% import mainly meat from Brazil, Spain and the EU. The products they sell are: fresh meat (34.6%), sausage (29.5%), salami (15.8%) and the rest are bacon, hot dog, kebab, burger, pate. 66.7 percent of them are certified with ISO 22000 and 9001. An unresolved problem remains being slaughtered outside the slaughterhouse, without confirmation of the veterinarian, especially in rural areas where slaughter is done only for household purposes, risking to a high degree the food safety in Kosovo and not certification of a large number of operators in the meat industry.

Keywords:

Meat Industry, Meat Products, Food Safety, Certification, ISO

Session Chair

Xhavit Bytyqi

Session Co-Chair

Violeta Lajqi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 4:45 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.176

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Meat Industry and its Impact on Food Safety in Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

In Kosovo there are 43 slaughterhouses and 51 licensed meat processing factories, whereas, most of the meat produced is consumed directly by rural households, as most of the cattle are slaughtered on the farm and unlicensed and informal operators posing a risk to the health of consumers. The study included 11 slaughterhouses and 12 meat processors throughout the territory of the Republic of Kosovo through standard questionnaires and straightforward surveys and some results have been produced. In the surveyed factories, it turns out that 50 percent of them have slaughterhouses themselves, 41.7 percent import cattle (Serbia, Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania) and slaughter them in their slaughterhouses, 75% import mainly meat from Brazil, Spain and the EU. The products they sell are: fresh meat (34.6%), sausage (29.5%), salami (15.8%) and the rest are bacon, hot dog, kebab, burger, pate. 66.7 percent of them are certified with ISO 22000 and 9001. An unresolved problem remains being slaughtered outside the slaughterhouse, without confirmation of the veterinarian, especially in rural areas where slaughter is done only for household purposes, risking to a high degree the food safety in Kosovo and not certification of a large number of operators in the meat industry.