The Raw Materials Research and Development Council of the Nigerian government has unveiled a new technology to enhance hygienic handling and processing of meat in the country.
Its director-general, Hussaini Ibrahim, made this known during a book launch titled: “Opportunities and challenges in traditional African meat products development.
Ibrahim who is also a co-author of the book said the council collaborated with the University of Benin to develop a ‘kilishi’ processing technology and further explained that the book provides guidelines on how to produce quality meat for consumption for major stakeholders in the meat industry.
Ibrahim added that the book aimed to tackle the challenges of meat processing in the African traditional way to meet international standard.
In addition, the chief launcher and president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Engr. Mansur Ahmed stressed that the technology to enhance meat production was an opportunity to enhance the manufacturing industry and the research and development sector.
He noted that for development to take place, there must be a lot of investment in research and development.