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Enhancing trust in the quality and safety of food in Vietnam
A4NH / Agri-Health / Countries / Food Safety / Health (human) / South East Asia / Vietnam

Enhancing trust in the quality and safety of food in Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Food safety is a key public concern in Vietnam. Incidents of food contamination and foodborne illness have diminished consumer trust in food quality. It has also increase mistrust between the value chain actors, with particularly negative consequences for smallholder farmers. A group of organizations in Vietnam has set about trying…

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / CRPs / Dairying / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / zoonotic diseases

Workshop identifies strategies to improve food safety in low and middle income countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Selling agricultural produce at Chimbiya Market, near Dedza in central Malawi (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). ? On 24 May 2017, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine hosted policymakers, researchers and donors at a workshop in Belgium under the…

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) expands cooperation with Africa to improve food safety
Agri-Health / AHH / Countries / Food Safety / Germany / Health (human) / ILRI / zoonotic diseases

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) expands cooperation with Africa to improve food safety

At the beginning of May 2017, Dieter Schillinger, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, visited the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin. The two institutes signed a cooperation agreement back in November of last year. ILRI has been investigating diseases of livestock in developing countries for … Continue reading

Bacteria pose bigger risk than chemical contamination of Vietnamese pork—New research
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Countries / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Regions / South East Asia / Vietnam

Bacteria pose bigger risk than chemical contamination of Vietnamese pork—New research

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Selling pork at a traditional ‘wet’ market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran). ‘Forty eight out of 108 (44 per cent) cut pork meat samples collected at wet markets in Hưng Yên Province were found to contain the disease-causing bacteria Salmonella. . . . ‘The researchers determined…

Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t
Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Regions / South East Asia / Vietnam / zoonotic diseases

Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t

Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the Sunday market in Sapa, northern Vietnam, women butcher hogs slaughtered outside of town but still steaming when they start working on them at the market (image via Flickr/Kurt Johnson). From ‘Background’ ‘Food-borne diseases and food poisonings are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam due to repeated episodes…

A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Safe Food, Fair Food project research presented at tropical veterinary medicine conference

Research from the Safe Food, Fair Food project featured during the first joint conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine held in Berlin, Germany on 4-8 September 2016. Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Dairying / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Research on local technologies to improve dairy hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire presented at international conference

Sylvain Traoré, a postdoctoral scientist at Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques in Côte d’Ivoire, presented his research on local dairy fermentation technologies at the European Food Safety Authority Second Scientific Conference. Continue reading