Workshop Identifies Challenges, Strategies for Improving Food Safety
Livestock / ILRI / Food Safety / Zoonotic Diseases / A4NH / Animal Diseases

Workshop Identifies Challenges, Strategies for Improving Food Safety

The workshop “Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries,” hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), brought together policymakers, researchers, donors, and others to delve into the challenges impeding poor people’s access to safe foods throughout the world. Continue reading

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
Agri-Health / Animal Health / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Project / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

At the workshops, the project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health. Continue reading

A deep dive inside Vietnam’s pork foodshed to determine food safety issues and their practical resolutions
A4NH / Agri-Health / Agriculture / Food Safety / ILRI / Markets / Pigs / policy / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

A deep dive inside Vietnam’s pork foodshed to determine food safety issues and their practical resolutions

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Selling pork at a traditional ‘wet’ market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran). Pork meat sold in Vietnam has been found by researchers to commonly carry bacteria that could cause disease—but they also found that the risk of that meat sickening people is largely reduced due…

Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Food Safety / Pigs / policy / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t

Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the Sunday market in Sapa, northern Vietnam, women butcher hogs slaughtered outside of town but still steaming when they start working on them at the market (image via Flickr/Kurt Johnson). From ‘Background’ ‘Food-borne diseases and food poisonings are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam due to repeated episodes…

AHH / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Connecting the dots: Actionable recommendations towards safer pork and leafy vegetables in Vietnam

The World Bank and ILRI in collaboration with the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER)/Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) organized a workshop, on 27 July in Hanoi, to review, with government officials and other stakeholders, the findings and recommendations of the food safety risk management study. Continue reading

AHH / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Emerging Diseases / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Stepping up food safety training: Seminar for graduate students in Hanoi this week

Training the next-generation of food scientists in food-borne risks and diseases is one of the best ways of promoting food safety and nutritional security in developing countries.

On 28 July 2016, Vietnamese and international food safety experts from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) and Center for Public Health Research (CENPHER) will share their knowledge and expertise with students of food technology at the ‘Food microbial hazards and risks’ seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / Collaboration / Food Safety / ILRI / India / Partnerships / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

Tapping into potential partnerships: ILRI and Bihar Agricultural University discuss possible collaborations

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) recently discussed possibilities of collaboration on livestock research for development in Bihar, India.

In a meeting held 8-10 October 2015, the two institutes identified areas of mutual interest such as food safety, zoonotic diseases and animal nutrition as opportunities for developing joint proposals and projects.
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