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Vacancy for a researcher on quantitative microbiological risk assessment

We are looking for a researcher who is a motivated team player with a great interest in the quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA) and who has an affinity with behaviour of foodborne pathogens and cost-benefit analysis. This project is centred around the poultry and fresh vegetables chains in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia (ILRI-led Pull-Push-Project). For … Continue reading

Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia
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Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Principal food safety investigators conducted a press conference to launch four food safety programs in Ethiopia, 14–15 Feb 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Left to right): Frank Arestrup, of the Technical University of Denmark; Kristina Rösel, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Ashagri Zewdu, of Addis Ababa University; and…

Agrilinks hosts month-long focus on food safety
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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…

Workshop with German Partners to Mobilize Resources for Joint Research to Improve Animal and Human Health
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Workshop with German Partners to Mobilize Resources for Joint Research to Improve Animal and Human Health

Collaboration between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners dates back to the early days of ILRI’s predecessors: the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA). Since the 1980s, this joint research has focused on the control of trypanosomiasis in livestock (including camels) across … Continue reading

Collaboration between government and researchers to improve food safety in Cambodia
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Collaboration between government and researchers to improve food safety in Cambodia

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Expanding a ministerial-level food safety working group to influence food safety policy and enhancing collaboration between government and food safety researchers will help strengthen food safety in Cambodia. These were the views of animal health and food safety experts who gathered on 14 December 2017 in Phnom Penh to explore…

New project to strengthen food safety in Cambodia
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New project to strengthen food safety in Cambodia

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
A new initiative that will address growing food safety concerns in Cambodia was recently unveiled in the country. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (LSIL), the ‘Safe Food Fair Food for Cambodia’ (SFFF Cambodia) project kicked…

Hanoi workshop held on providing safer pork products in Vietnam
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Hanoi workshop held on providing safer pork products in Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A local pork vendor at the wet market sells her meat to two local women, Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen). This article is written by Chi Nguyen, communications officer for ILRI Asia. A two-day workshop, 7–8 Sep 2017, on the topic of ‘Improving food safety along…

Enhancing trust in the quality and safety of food in Vietnam
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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…

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