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

Contributed by Martin Heilmann Flies are attracted to meat – especially pork. And they aren’t the only ones to have this craving: Most people in Uganda really like pork – as is evidenced by Uganda’s having the highest pork consumption per person of all East-African countries (FAO, 2011). This relationship spurred a research project in … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Oct/2014

Scientists from ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses program presented at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 October 2014.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

The district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone, bordering Guinea, is home to this 88-bed largest Ebola treatment and isolation centre set up by Médecins Sans Frontières (photo on Flickr by ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre). This opinion piece is written by Eliza Smith ‘By now, it seems we’ve heard everything there is to hear about the mysterious … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

In this short film (1:17 mins), Hung Nguyen, a food safety scientist with ILRI in Vietnam, reflects on a recent discussion at a regional workshop on livestock and One Health that identified research priorities in Southeast Asia for the next 40 years. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Communities in Tanzania and the region could unknowingly be exposing themselves to potential health problems as a result of consuming foods that are contaminated with high levels of mycotoxins – poisonous chemicals that are produced by certain types of fungi and which are harmful to both humans and livestock. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

The problem of slaughter waste management and its relevance to public health in Uganda has not yet been described in the literature. Zoonotic pathogens on contaminated carcasses such as E. coli, Salmonella and Cryptosporidium can be directly transmitted to meat handlers and consumers; but they can also have an indirect impact. Diseases can also be … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2014

Tropentag is a major annual conference on tropical agriculture in Central Europe. This year, to mark 40 years of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a side event at the conference to showcase its work. A poster on the Safe Food, Fair Food project was presented during a special ILRI poster … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2014

This presentation gives an overview of the global burden of zoonotic and food-borne diseases and some research-based interventions that can be used to prevent and control these diseases.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

Hmong butchers selling pig meat from the indigenous Hmong black pig, recognizable from its thick layer of fat below the skin, Bac Ha, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Jo Cadilhon). The July 2014 issue of Partners Magazine, the flagship publication of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), features an article on an … Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Sep/2014

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings of a situation analysis of animal health and its implication on food safety in Kenya and Tanzania.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

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Eric Fevre
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Kristina Roesel
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
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