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 gender perspective to food safety research is important for understanding and improving informal food markets.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

A new book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, presents a review of food safety in informal markets and 25 case studies of the meat, milk and fish sectors in eight countries in East, West and southern Africa.

AgHealth, Feb/2015

Growing up in the remote village of Itiryo near the Kenya-Tanzania border, Chacha Nyangi could not have imagined his present life as a young Tanzanian scientist who is confronting the challenges facing smallholder farmers in the country and beyond. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

'. . . According to studies by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), informal markets . . . provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution," Delia Grace, ILRI's program leader for food Safety and Zoonoses, said during the launch of the study in Nairobi on Tuesday. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Simple food safety training for informal vendors can limit the spread of SARS, avian influenza, tuberculosis and pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, said the book, "Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan Africa". Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty — while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub capacity building program, which is also known as the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF), is seeking applications for short- to medium-term research projects that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

The Africa RISING program in Mali is looking to recruit two MSc Candidates from West Africa to join the team and contribute to ongoing activities. The program is currently working on establishing two research hubs (in Bougouni and Koutiala) in an effort to integrate multiple activities to achieve the overall objectives of the research program. Natural … Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which turned 40 years old in 2014, organized a series of events with old and new colleagues, partners and friends, and with them looked back on what we have accomplished in the past 40 years and fleshed out ideas for the next 40. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

In case you missed it, here is the gist of a keynote presentation on 'one-health' made by Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health, held in Montreal, Canada, 11−15 Aug 2014. Smith's presentation was titled: 'Healthy people, animals and ecosystems for global food and nutritional security'. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Kristina Roesel
Principal Investigator/ Project coordinator/ Graduate Fellow
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

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People working on food safety

Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Kristina Roesel
Principal Investigator/ Project coordinator/ Graduate Fellow
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