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MANY CASES OF LIVER CANCER TRACEABLE TO AFLATOXIN CONSUMPTION IN FOOD AND FEED

Many cases of liver cancer  are traceable  to consumption of aflatoxin contaminated  foods. This was made known by the Managing Director, HarvestField Industries, Martins Awofisayo, at a one-day workshop on ‘Scaling Solutions to Control Aflatoxin in Nigeria’s Crop Value Chain-Test Results under the CBN-ABP 2020 Wet Season Project’held in Abuja. Speaking on the health and […]

EDIBLE INSECTS AS ANOTHER SAFE OPTION AT THE DINING TABLE

The economic importance   of  insects, ranging from their use as animal feed, human food and to a critical resource in environmental sustainability has increased the interest in them of recent.   Many insects, like grasshoppers,  not considered edible in a region is widely accepted in other parts of the world. The FAO  of the United Nations […]

FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCES USA 2021-23

Here is a list of some relevant meetings in United States of America,  for your attention. Happy reading April, 2021 Apr 22 International Conference on Food Safety, Hygiene and Health (ICFSH) – New York, United States Apr 22 International Conference on Applied Toxicology and Food Safety (ICATFS) – Boston, United States Apr 22 International Conference […]

FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCES IN CANADA 2021-22

Dear Readers Kindly find  below a list of Food Safety meetings holding up to 2022. Sure you will find it useful May, 2021 May 20 International Conference on Food Safety and Toxic Components (ICFCTC) – Vancouver, Canada May 20 International Conference on Food Safety, Control and Toxic Components (ICFSCTC) – Vancouver, Canada May 20 International […]

FOOD SAFETY, AN EMERGING CULTURE IN AFRICA?

There is hardly a healthy report from the European Union concerning the status of contaminants in agric products exported from African countries . Lack of awareness and economic challenge are some of the risk factors that have opened the window for consumption of unwholesome food and feed . Credit mu8st be given to continental interventions […]

SAFE FOOD PRACTICES, some relevant WEBSITES

AgriSafe Network, www.agrisafe.org American Agronomic Stewardship Alliance, aginspect.com National Agronomic Environmental Health and Safety School, www.naehss.org National Ag Safety Database, www.nasdonline.org National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, www.necasag.org OSHA Agricultural Operations Resources, www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/agriculturaloperations/generalresources.html Pesticide Safety Education Program, www.extension.org/2017/12/07/pesticide-safety-education-grant-application-system-is-live The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance, tpsalliance.org Source=https://www.syngenta-us.com/thrive/community/stay-safe-in-agriculture.html accessed 28, March 2021 Dele Fapohunda

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WEBINARS IN NEXT FEW DAYS == MARCH 2021

Date Activity Language Presenter Details Registration link Wed, 11 March 2021 Importance of transparency for brands EN Anteja Africa (African Agribusiness Transparency Initiative) 11 AM (EAT) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/importance-of-transparency-for-brands-tickets-144645493565 Wed, 17 March 2021 How Transparency can improve the Market Position of your Agribusiness EN Anteja Africa (African Transparency Initiative) 11 AM (ET) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-transparency-can-improve-the-market-position-of-your-agribusiness-tickets-144607182977