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Why foodborne disease is becoming a development priority—and is a solvable problem
Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Why foodborne disease is becoming a development priority—and is a solvable problem

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The huge economic burden of foodborne disease is driven by public health not trade. This opinion piece is written by Delia Grace Randolph, joint leader of the Animal and Human Health program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and leader of the Food Safety flagship of the CGIAR Research…

Recruitment of Scientist Epidemiology for food safety risk assessment and management in informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / CRPs / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Impact Assessment / poultry / Regions / West Africa

Recruitment of Scientist Epidemiology for food safety risk assessment and management in informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Scientist – Epidemiology to support ILRI’s growing activities in food safety risk assessment and risk management in informal markets and value chains in sub-Saharan Africa as well as improving control of transboundary animal diseases. For details visit: https://www.ilri.org/jobs?jid=28580-scientist-epidemiology Deadline: 7 December 2018 Continue reading

Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Dairying / East Africa / Fish / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Regions / South East Asia / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

New World Bank report says food-borne illnesses cost US$ 110 billion per year in low- and middle-income countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Rinsing fresh fish in Accra, Ghana (photo credit: ILRI/Kennedy Bomfeh). A new World Bank study finds that the impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about US$ 110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. Yet a large proportion of these costs could be avoided by adopting…

Evidence, Interventions and Impact: Building Informal Market Food Safety Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / Southern Africa / West Africa

Evidence, Interventions and Impact: Building Informal Market Food Safety Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by Janet M. Hodur, Communication Specialist CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Food systems are evolving rapidly throughout low and middle-income countries, and value chains are becoming longer in the process. Foodborne disease risks occur along these increasingly complex value chains, while consumer demand for safe food is growing. In areas such as sub-Saharan … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / CRPs / Food Safety / Health (human) / zoonotic diseases

‘Is my food safe?’ – the state of current research on food safety

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Pork on sale in a local wet market in Hanoi, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). “Is my food safe?” This question voices a fundamental consumer concern – regardless of where they live, what their income level is, or where they purchase their food. The demand for information on food safety, meanwhile,…

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Agrilinks hosts month-long focus on food safety

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Fish market in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (photo credit: WorldFish/Jamie Oliver). Agrilinks is an online community for food security and agricultural development practitioners. During the month of March 2018, Agrilinks shines the spotlight on the topic of food safety, with a series of feature articles and resources by food safety experts on…