Enhancing trust in the quality and safety of food in Vietnam
A4NH / Agri-Health / Countries / Food Safety / Health (human) / South East Asia / Vietnam

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…

Bacteria pose bigger risk than chemical contamination of Vietnamese pork—New research
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Countries / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Regions / South East Asia / Vietnam

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
Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Regions / South East Asia / Vietnam / zoonotic diseases

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…

A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

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

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Dairying / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Research on local technologies to improve dairy hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire presented at international conference

Sylvain Traoré, a postdoctoral scientist at Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques in Côte d’Ivoire, presented his research on local dairy fermentation technologies at the European Food Safety Authority Second Scientific Conference. Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Health / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Pigs / Uganda

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

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Germany / Kenya / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Safe Food, Fair Food project partners meet in Germany to take stock of achievements and discuss future collaborations

On 14-16 September 2015, the Safe Food, Fair Food project partners held their final synthesis meeting in Berlin, Germany to share and compile the progress on the pilot intervention studies to improve food safety in livestock and fish value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. We also reflected on the overall achievements of the project and constraints … Continue reading