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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…

Collaboration between government and researchers to improve food safety in Cambodia
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Collaboration between government and researchers to improve food safety in Cambodia

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Expanding a ministerial-level food safety working group to influence food safety policy and enhancing collaboration between government and food safety researchers will help strengthen food safety in Cambodia. These were the views of animal health and food safety experts who gathered on 14 December 2017 in Phnom Penh to explore…

New project to strengthen food safety in Cambodia
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New project to strengthen food safety in Cambodia

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
A new initiative that will address growing food safety concerns in Cambodia was recently unveiled in the country. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (LSIL), the ‘Safe Food Fair Food for Cambodia’ (SFFF Cambodia) project kicked…

Hanoi workshop held on providing safer pork products in Vietnam
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Hanoi workshop held on providing safer pork products in Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A local pork vendor at the wet market sells her meat to two local women, Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen). This article is written by Chi Nguyen, communications officer for ILRI Asia. A two-day workshop, 7–8 Sep 2017, on the topic of ‘Improving food safety along…

Enhancing trust in the quality and safety of food in Vietnam
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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
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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…