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…

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

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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

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One Health to feature at international conference on tropical veterinary medicine

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The holistic concept of ‘One World-One Health’ in disease prevention and control will be among the topics of discussion at the first joint international conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) which is scheduled to place on 4-8 September…

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Ugandan project student continues work on multi-resistant Salmonella isolates at German partners’ labs

From August to October 2015, Dickson Ndoboli, an ILRI graduate fellow in the GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project, was hosted by project partners at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, to continue his research on antibiotic resistance and plasmid profile analysis of Salmonella strains from Uganda. Resistance to antiinfective drugs can develop naturally in bacteria, … Continue reading

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New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Danilo Pezo of ILRI engages project staff and partners at the handover of a biogas plant at Wambizzi (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma). Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda is located in Nalukolongo, west of Kampala city and handles up to 150 pigs a day. It…

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Biogas production takes off at Wambizzi abattoir in Kampala

Generating biogas from organic waste could provide two important benefits addressing public health challenges: it can generate clean power (methane for cooking and electricity) as well as reduce the pathogen burden at the slaughter house premises leading to less cross-contamination and rendering slaughter waste into a product safe to use as fertilizer or even animal feeds. Continue reading