food safety

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on food safety. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to food safety. See ILRI research on other subjects

A new paper describes and assesses the strength of a theory of change for how adoption of farm-level technologies and practices for aflatoxin mitigation can contribute to reductions in aflatoxin exposure among consumers in a market context. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jul/2015

To improve interventions in food systems of the urban poor, scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are investigating urban food and nutritional choices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Their aim is to develop interventions that help people make food choices that improve their nutrition while staying within their low household food budgets and access. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

A new ILRI study published in Food Control (6 July 2015)reports high levels of aflatoxin contamination of milk and dairy feeds in the Greater Addis Ababa milk shed.

AgHealth, Jul/2015

A new article published in Food Security (20 May 2015) discusses how agricultural research by CGIAR can reduce the health risks from aflatoxin exposure for poor consumers while increasing the opportunities for poor farmers.

AgHealth, Jun/2015

The 2014 annual report of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) features the ILRI-published book "Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa" that documents 10 years of food safety research in informal milk, meat and fish markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

AgHealth, Jun/2015

ILRI research on antimicrobial use in livestock production in developing countries was presented at a global conference on One Health held in Spain in May 2015.

AgHealth, Jun/2015

Aflatoxin research by the Finland-funded FoodAfrica program was showcased at Europe Day 2015 celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya.

AgHealth, May/2015

Last month, the ‘Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam’ or PigRisk project team and partners held a bi-annual planning meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The two-day workshop (26-27 April 2015), which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, discussed accomplishments of the project since the last team meeting in December 2014 and set project goals for the next two years. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, May/2015

An interesting, if scary, read is chapter 6 of the recently launched flagship report of IFPRI on reducing and managing food scares, co-written by Delia Grace at ILRI and John McDermott, who directs the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, led by IFPRI. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Kristina Roesel
Coordinator "Safe Food, Fair Food" project
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Sara Ahlberg
Associate Professional Officer (JPO)
Tezira Lore
Communication Specialist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

People working on food safety

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Kristina Roesel
Coordinator "Safe Food, Fair Food" project
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Sara Ahlberg
Associate Professional Officer (JPO)
Tezira Lore
Communication Specialist
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow