A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

International conference in South Africa features work from Safe Food, Fair Food project

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme of this years’ conference was “The livestock-human-wildlife interface” – Challenges in Animal Health and Production in urban/ peri-urban and extensive farming conservation systems. The GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Dairying / Food Safety / ILRI / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

International conference features risk assessment of raw milk consumption in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Sale of raw milk at Port-Bouët market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Sylvie Mireille Kouamé-Sina). Every day, some 652 consumers of raw milk in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire are exposed to the risk of gastro-intestinal infection caused by harmful milk-borne bacteria, a study has shown. The study was done under the…

Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in their paddock in Kitengela, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Brucellosis, also referred to as undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonotic disease caused by the microorganism Brucella which infects multiple animal species including cattle, sheep, pigs, small ruminants, camels, water buffaloes and yaks. Brucellosis affects…

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food, Fair Food study in Ethiopia calls for better quality control along the milk value chain

Recently published research by the Safe Food, Fair Food project calls for improved quality control and proper handling of milk sold in informal markets in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The study by Fanta Desissa and others, which was published on 2 August 2012 in the African Journal of Microbiology Research, showed that informally marketed milk in … Continue reading

A4NH / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food Fair Food at Tropentag 2012

On 19-21 September 2012, the annual Tropentag conference was held in Göttingen, Germany. The Safe Food Fair Food project was represented by a poster titled Raw milk consumption behaviour and assessment of its risk factors among dairy producers in urban and peri urban areas of Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia: Implication for public health (by Fanta Desissa and Delia Grace; presented … Continue reading