Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Rapid food safety risk assessment of the Egyptian aquaculture value chain

Considered the leader in aquaculture in Africa, Egypt produced a staggering 986,820 tonnes of farmed fish in 2011, around three times as much as it produced 10 years earlier. Almost all that fish is consumed within the country, meaning that aquaculture now produces around two-thirds of the fish eaten in Egypt. Postharvest losses are reported … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Countries / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Mali / Regions / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Safe Food Fair Food writeshop

Hosted by the colleagues from the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS), a 10-member team from East, West and Southern Africa came to Grand Bassam near Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire for a writeshop from 5 to 9 November 2012. The main objective of the writeshop was to review and finalize a series of publications that are … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food, Fair Food study in Ethiopia calls for better quality control along the milk value chain

Recently published research by the Safe Food, Fair Food project calls for improved quality control and proper handling of milk sold in informal markets in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The study by Fanta Desissa and others, which was published on 2 August 2012 in the African Journal of Microbiology Research, showed that informally marketed milk in … Continue reading

A4NH / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food Fair Food at Tropentag 2012

On 19-21 September 2012, the annual Tropentag conference was held in Göttingen, Germany. The Safe Food Fair Food project was represented by a poster titled Raw milk consumption behaviour and assessment of its risk factors among dairy producers in urban and peri urban areas of Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia: Implication for public health (by Fanta Desissa and Delia Grace; presented … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / ILRI / Mali / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa

Safe Food Fair Food – July 2012 update

Congratulations to Professor Tano-Debrah and his students in Ghana (SFFF1): Kennedy Bomfeh in Ghana was awarded his M.Phil. in Food Science in July 2012 and Joy Appiah has just submitted his thesis. The soft copies will soon be posted in our ILRI repository. Ethiopia: In July and early August, Dr Girma Zewde participated in two … Continue reading