Vietnam launches report on better managing risks to food safety
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Vietnam launches report on better managing risks to food safety

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Cover of the new World Bank food safety in Vietnam report. This post is written by Chi Nguyen, communications officer for ILRI in East and Southeast Asia (c.nguyen [at] cgiar.org). A report launched this week on managing risks to food safety in Vietnam was prepared by the World Bank…

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

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ILRI holds planning workshop for Australia-funded pig project in Vietnam

Last month, the ‘Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam’ or PigRisk project team and partners held a bi-annual planning meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The two-day workshop (26-27 April 2015), which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, discussed accomplishments of the project since the last team meeting in December 2014 and set project goals for the next two years. Continue reading

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Reviewing pig-health research in Southeast Asia

In 2003, the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP) was established to be a regional information centre on food safety for food of animal origin in countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, the VPHCAP has provided considerable amounts of information for the region’s public health researchers. With the recent commencement of the … Continue reading

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Extending ILRI’s food safety and health risk focus on pigs in Vietnam

Participants from the inception workshop In Vietnam, pork accounts for 75 per cent of meat consumed, with its production delivering substantial benefits to the smallholders who supply 84 per cent of the market. However, as previous ILRI research has found, pork in Vietnam contains high levels of pathogens, an issue of growing concern among policy … Continue reading

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Connecting pig smallholders from East Africa to Southeast Asia

A stall owner watches over her pork and beef stock in a local wet market of Hanoi, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). Researchers and development actors from the pig sectors of South East Asia and East Africa gathered last week in Hanoi to discuss new developments in managing food safety and biosecurity in the informal … Continue reading