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Enhancing food safety research in pork value chains: Strengthening skills through veterinary officer training in Vietnam

A recent training initiative in Vietnam aimed to enhance food safety research within the pork value chains by equipping 12 veterinary officers from various provinces with advanced skills. The training, jointly organized by the Vietnam National Institute of Veterinary Research (NIVR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), focused on Salmonella isolation methods and microbiological sampling techniques at pig slaughterhouses and pork shops. This effort is part of the CGIAR Initiative on One Health, a project spanning from 2022 to 2024 that seeks to address the interconnections between human, animal, and environmental health. 

By harmonizing laboratory techniques and bolstering knowledge, the training ensures standardized and dependable results for crucial food safety endeavors. The participating veterinary officers, drawn from partner institutions of the CGIAR Initiative on One Health, gained both theoretical insights and practical experience, fostering their ability to contribute effectively to food safety research in Vietnam's pork industry.

Read the original post on CGIAR webpage at https://www.cgiar.org/news-events/news/veterinary-officers-in-vietnam-gain-new-skills-to-combat-foodborne-pathogens/