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 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated actively in the African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE2014), the theme of which was 'Developing livestock value chains and improving livelihood in Africa', held at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre, in Kampala, Uganda, 18–20 June 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute have published a report of a risk assessment to determine the threat of the deadly Ebola virus in the pig value chain in Uganda.

AgHealth, Jul/2014

The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project is promoting food safety in informal markets through the application of risk-based approaches. In Uganda, the project is aligned with work on developing smallholder pig value chains (SPVCD). Assessments conducted in 2012-13 by the International Research Institute (ILRI) and partners showed that the pig industry in Uganda is … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Apr/2014

Ayele and Amarch recently started lucrative vegetable production by irrigation, making a net profit of more than a hundred thousand birr (5,000 USD) in a very short time. Their case shows that smallholder farmers can transform themselves to a more market-oriented production system, with proper extension services to build their capacities and foster market linkages.
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LIVES, Jun/2014

Four university students and three laboratory technicians from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania successfully completed a week-long training workshop on microbiological assessment of milk quality and safety. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jun/2014

In May, an international conference on building resilience for food and nutrition security featured scientists from ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses program talking about food safety.

AgHealth, Jun/2014

Joseph Erume, a researcher at Makerere University, has been awarded a three-month cooperation visit to the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany starting 10 June 2014. Through this visit, he will continue his research work on seroprevalence and molecular characterization of Brucella suis in pigs in central Uganda which he started under the Safe Food, Fair Food and Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development projects. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jun/2014

From 15-17 April 2014, the Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project partners came together for their annual progress and planning meeting at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia. The objectives of the meeting were to report back on food safety risk assessment results in four selected livestock value chains and to identify interventions on priority issues identified during these assessments. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Apr/2014

Aflatoxins are toxic chemicals produced as by-products by fungi (moulds) that grow on maize, groundnuts and other food crops. These toxins also affect feedstuffs, which then contaminate milk, meat and eggs. The toxins occur everywhere in the world, but pose particularly high risks in tropical developing countries where certain staple foods, such as maize and sorghum, comprise a large part of the diets of the poor. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2014

More than 6 out of 10 human infectious diseases are zoonotic (can be passed from animals to people). Southeast Asia is considered one of the hotspot areas for the emergence of zoonotic diseases. The rapid growth of economies and human populations have led to livestock intensification, land use changes and disruption in wildlife habitats, all […]

AgHealth, Apr/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

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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