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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…

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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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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Safe Food, Fair Food project trains Tanzanian students and lab technicians on milk quality testing

Four university students and three laboratory technicians from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania successfully completed a week-long training workshop on microbiological assessment of milk quality and safety. Continue reading

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Safe and fair poultry in Mozambique

Contributed by Saskia Hendrickx On 29 November 2013, ILRI Mozambique hosted a one-day meeting in Maputo to present the results of the study “Pre-requisites for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points in small-scale poultry production and processing in Maputo, Mozambique” by Anabela dos Muchangos (Safe Food, Fair Food 2008-2011); discuss the recommendations of the study and … Continue reading

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1st African Regional Conference of the International Association on Ecology and Health

Don’t miss the first-ever joint conference dedicated to improve public health and ecology from 1 to 5 October 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire! It is co-organized by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS), Safe Food, Fair Food project partner in West Africa. The objective of this meeting is to contribute to the … Continue reading