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

The BecA-ILRI Hub aflatoxin platform hosts state-of-the-art nutritional and aflatoxin analysis facilities and a range of research projects working to ensure safe food and feed in Africa.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

As reported last week in a scientific paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals, worldwide antimicrobial consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 67% between 2010 and 2030. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

The 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report by IFPRI features a chapter on food safety, an issue of global concern.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

A regional conference on zoonoses in eastern Africa held on 9-12 March 2015 featured a keynote presentation by ILRI on the role of CGIAR research in contributing to healthy people, animals and ecosystems.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Danilo Pezo of ILRI engages project staff and partners at the handover of a biogas plant at Wambizzi (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma). Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda is located in Nalukolongo, west of Kampala city and handles up to 150 pigs a day. It…

Safe Food Fair Food, Mar/2015

On 25 February 2015, a newly-constructed biogas plant was handed over to the Wambizzi cooperative as one of the outputs of the smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda. Construction of the plant was funded by Irish Aid through the ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’ project and by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) through the Safe Food, Fair Food project, both or which are implemented by ILRI in collaboration with Makerere University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

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

Generating biogas from organic waste could provide two important benefits addressing public health challenges: it can generate clean power (methane for cooking and electricity) as well as reduce the pathogen burden at the slaughter house premises leading to less cross-contamination and rendering slaughter waste into a product safe to use as fertilizer or even animal feeds. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, 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

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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