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

PAEPARD [the Platform for Africa-European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development] is organising with the Directorate General Sante of the European Commission and the East African Farmer Federation (EAFF), and in collaboration with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) and the African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM), a roundtable meeting of key aflatoxin experts (not only research experts) on the mitigation of aflatoxin in food and feed in Africa on Monday 25th January 2015 in Brussels (by invitation only). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

A review paper in Trends in Parasitology (Jan 2016) examines the threat of microsporidia, a group of emerging foodborne parasites.

AgHealth, Jan/2016

A few of the top livestock slide presentations made by ILRI staff in 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Links to some of ILRI's top stories of 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

The Urban Zoo project is visiting 99 households across Nairobi, rich and poor, with livestock and without. They’re taking samples from people, their animals, and whatever wildlife they can find nearby (and catch): storks, mice, bats, et cetera. They’re sampling the ground around homes, yards and livestock pens with white paper booties. 'The aim, says University of Liverpool veterinarian Judy Bettridge, is “to try and understand on a small scale how those bacteria are shared” among each household’s people, livestock and environment. “And then when we scale it up, are the bacteria here being shared with the household that’s 50 meters over there? Or 100 meters over there? So, how far can they actually spread?” . . . Continue reading ...

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

After nine years, the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has produced the first global assessment of food-borne disease. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

A World Health Organization group of experts presents its findings on estimates of the global foodborne disease burden at a symposium on 15-16 Dec 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

AgHealth, Dec/2015

On 14-16 September 2015, the Safe Food, Fair Food project partners held their final synthesis meeting in Berlin, Germany to share and compile the progress on the pilot intervention studies to improve food safety in livestock and fish value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. We also reflected on the overall achievements of the project and constraints … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2015

From August to October 2015, Dickson Ndoboli, an ILRI graduate fellow in the GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project, was hosted by project partners at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, to continue his research on antibiotic resistance and plasmid profile analysis of Salmonella strains from Uganda. Resistance to antiinfective drugs can develop naturally in bacteria, … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Oct/2015

Informal markets are at the heart of many developing country economies, but how can authorities work with the informal sector? A training and certification scheme for Kenya's informal dairy sector provides valuable policy lessons.

AgHealth, Nov/2015

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