More on why outright banning of ‘wet markets’ (while ‘giving virologists the heebie-jeebies’) won’t work
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More on why outright banning of ‘wet markets’ (while ‘giving virologists the heebie-jeebies’) won’t work

Reposted from ILRI News, written by Susan MacMillan Liam Taylor, a reporter for The Economist, recently interviewed Uganda-based food safety experts at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and at Uganda’s premiere university, Makerere, in development of an article about whether wet markets will be banned in the wake of COVID-19. Continue reading

Experts call on African countries to prioritize food safety in urban food markets
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Experts call on African countries to prioritize food safety in urban food markets

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa launched its 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report during the African Green Revolution Forum virtual summit hosted in Kigali, Rwanda on 8-11 September 2020. This year’s report focuses on the challenges of feeding Africa’s cities and the opportunities available to smallholder farmers and agribusinesses to meet the needs … Continue reading

Wildlife markets in the pandemic: Prohibit or preserve them? Ban or promote them?
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Wildlife markets in the pandemic: Prohibit or preserve them? Ban or promote them?

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is suspected to have originated in a bat or other wild animal, calls are increasing for bans on consuming game meat or selling it in the traditional fresh markets ubiquitous in low- and middle-income countries, also known as ‘informal’ or ‘wet’ markets. … Continue reading

Why food safety in Africa’s informal markets must be driven by consumers
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Why food safety in Africa’s informal markets must be driven by consumers

Opinion piece by Arie Havelaar, University of Florida and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis, Addis Ababa University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article published on #WorldFoodSafetyDay. @gatesfoundation, @DFIDAgResearch and @DFID_Research. Listeria in processed meat products from South Africa, E. Coli in romaine lettuce in the US, Salmonella in … Continue reading

Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day
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Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day

Written by Kirsten Romaguera, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide, the United Nations General Council last … Continue reading

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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…

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

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

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‘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,…