Addressing Food Safety in Animal Source Foods for Improved Nutrition (Event Resources)

  • Date Posted: February 7, 2017
  • Authors: Hung Nguyen-Viet, Silvia Alons, Dennis Karamuzi
  • Organizations: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

What are the key food safety issues related to livestock production and animal source foods, and what are their potential impacts on human health and nutrition? 

In this joint Agrilinks and Microlinks webinar, experts shared effective approaches to improving food safety and quality related to livestock production. 

Attendees learned about improving food safety and quality throughout the livestock value chain including production methods, processing and storage technologies, risk assessments, policy impacts, opportunities for the private sector and consumer education. 

  • Hung Nguyen-Viet paid particular attention to the relationship between animal source foods and the impact of foodborne disease, while also considering how traditional and gender roles in livestock and fish value chains can impact exposure and risk.
  • Dennis Karamuzi outlined the steps taken by the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and RDCPII in increasing the supply of clean milk for both rural and urban consumers. 
  • Silvia Alonso presented over 10 years of data from a project that certified raw milk vendors operating in urban and peri-urban towns across Kenya and how ILRI identified barriers to sustainability. 

Presenters discussed new actions taking place in development that help provide clean, safe and affordable animal source foods to poor urban and rural households. In addition, presenters illustrated the role of animal source foods in the global burden of food-borne disease and why food safety related to animal source foods plays an important role in food security.