GNECS Champion Eggs Consumption For Women In Oti
Madam Comfort Kyerewa Acheampong,has urged pregnant women and nursing mother's to add eggs as part of the protein in the preparation of household meals
National Coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat [GNECS], Madam Comfort Kyerewa Acheampong, has urged pregnant women and nursing mothers to add eggs as part of the protein in the preparation of household meals.
Madam Acheampong made this call during a one-day training workshop for egg sellers, poultry farmers, and nutrition officers in Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region.
She dispelled rumors and myths surrounding the consumption of eggs adding that eggs could be added to prepare varieties of foods high in nutrition for good growth.
She dismissed the myth that consumption of eggs was associated with obesity, she said the consumption of eggs has nothing to do with obesity.
She emphasized that eggs are very good for the health of children and advised parents to add eggs to their meals since they help to build good brain functions.
Mr. Samuel Kwatia, of the Ghana Standard Authority [GSA], speaking on the general requirements for eggs, said eggs -in-shell should not be damaged and must not contain visible foreign material at candling.
He said eggs should not have a soiled shell except in a specific category, an odor, surface moisture, should not be musty and adulterated.
He said standardization was necessary for both poultry farmers and sellers to ensure consumer protection and satisfaction and offer the opportunity to producers to be rewarded for producing good quality products.
Mr. David Yentumi Afram and some beneficiaries expressed their thanks for the training on standards for edible eggs-in-shell which was organized by the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat [GNECS].
The forum was attended by stakeholders across the Oti region in the poultry production and supply value chain including feed Miller's, poultry farmers, eggs sellers, and input dealers