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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…

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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…

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Free e-version of book on food safety in informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa now available

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

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Safety of Egyptian farmed tilapia under scrutiny

A recent analysis showed that the aquaculture value chain in Egypt is mainly based on the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mullet (Mugil cephalus and Liza ramada). The value chain was found to be short with no post-harvest processing (Macfadyen et al. 2011). However, there is a wide spread perception among poor and rich … Continue reading