A Review of the Safety and Food Quality Implications of Utilizing Maggot Meal in Poultry Diets

  • Idachaba, C. U.
  • Abdullahi, I.
  • Adeniyi, A. K.
  • Kurdor, P.N.
Keywords: Review, Safety and quality implication, Maggot meal, Poultry Diet


The utilization of maggot meal as a sustainable protein source in poultry diets has gained attention in recent years. Ensuring the safety and quality of poultry products when incorporating maggot meal is crucial. Safety considerations encompass the prevention of the transfer of contaminants from substrate or rearing environment into the final poultry products. Regulatory and consumer perspectives to the use of maggot meal in poultry production should also be considered. They include an overview of relevant regulations, guidelines, and labeling requirements. Consumer perceptions, acceptance, and potential barriers to the adoption of maggot meal-based poultry products are also important considerations to its utilization. Emphasis on the significance of addressing safety concerns and conducting thorough quality assessments when incorporating maggot meal in poultry diets are discussed in this review. By understanding and mitigating potential risks, the safe and high-quality production of poultry products can be guaranteed to support the sustainable utilization of maggot meal in the poultry industry. This literature review aims to comprehensively address safety concerns and assess the impact of maggot meal inclusion in poultry diets on the quality and safety of poultry products.


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Idachaba, C. U., Abdullahi, I., Adeniyi, A. K., & Kurdor, P.N. (2024). A Review of the Safety and Food Quality Implications of Utilizing Maggot Meal in Poultry Diets. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST), 6(4), 18 -28. Retrieved from http://njast.com.ng/index.php/home/article/view/284