In 2018, the United Nations established World Food Safety Day to raise awareness on food safety and inspire action to help prevent and manage foodborne risks thereby contributing to human health, food and nutrition security, economic prosperity, market access and sustainable development.
This year, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) joins the rest of the world to mark World Food Safety Day on Tuesday 7 June 2022 under the theme Safer food, better health.
On this page, we showcase ILRI’s long-standing collaborative research on food safety in low- and middle-income countries. Better management of foodborne diseases could save nearly half a million lives a year and safeguard the livelihoods of over one billion small-scale livestock producers.
Our approach to food safety research is based on risk analysis. We identify the hazards in food and build the capacity of policymakers to understand risk-based approaches. Policy will be more effective and efficient if based on actual risk to human health rather than the presence of hazards. We generate evidence and develop solutions to improve the safety of animal products in informal food markets.