Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

ABSTRACT

In Ghana, as in most countries in the world, there are legal frameworks, institutions and agencies at every level of government for food safety management. In spite of these regulatory structure, Cape Coast in the Central Region continues to grapple with foodborne related diseases, thus being identified as a hotspot area among Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions of Ghana for foodborne related outbreaks. The Metropolis appears to experience foodborne related issues such as typhoid and cholera on an annual basis. This study therefore sought to explore how food safety regulations are enforced and complied with, limitations in implementing the food safety regulation, the relational dynamics among the major stakeholders and the experiences of food service providers in their engagement with the law enforcement agencies. The purposive sampling technique was used in selecting food safety regulators while food service operators were selected using the accidental and snowball sampling methods. The study revealed amongst other things that weak institutional capacity, weak collaboration among the major stakeholders and insufficient regulator–food service operator contact have translated into ineffective food safety management and regulation in the Metropolis. The study recommends the provision of stronger institutional capacity building, effective collaboration among stakeholders, sufficient regulatorfood service operator contacts and an impartation of effective education on the specific requirements of the laws before food service operators are given the permit to operate their business. 

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APA

OHENE-DARKO, S (2021). Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-governance-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana

MLA 8th

OHENE-DARKO, SOPHIA "Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-governance-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

OHENE-DARKO, SOPHIA . "Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-governance-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana >.

Chicago

OHENE-DARKO, SOPHIA . "Food Safety Governance In The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-governance-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-ghana