Entries by sfoodfee

Call for experts for the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) on nitrogen to protein conversion factors for soy-based and milk-based ingredients used in infant formulas and follow-up formulas

Deadline for submission: 1 March 2019 Background The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) was established in 2012 to provide scientific advice to the committees of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme (i.e. Codex Alimentarius) or Member Countries. JEMNU aims to provide relevant scientific advice in an independent and cost-effective manner; therefore, the Meetings […]

KENYA REPORTS AFLATOXIN IN UGALI, MILK and MEAT

Kenya has been mapped as an aflatoxin hotspot, a leading cause of liver cancer, hiding in grains like maize and animal food products. Findings of a study released last month by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) showed a large amount of milk and grains consumed by Kenyans have aflatoxin levels exceeding internationally accepted limit. […]

MYCOTOXIN SCARE—-MOLDCID TO THE RESCUE ?????

Moldcid, an intervention by a German company is reported to be able to prevent mould growth on crops in store. It has as ia component , propionic acid, which is common preservative that is GRAS and constitute no danger to human health. The acid comes as a salt and so has no corrosive ability For […]

Celebrating our star member—-Funmilola Asani

The Safe Food and Feed Foundation celebrates our star member Miss Funmilola Asani. As a young lawyer, she display a strong passion for volunteering and in a short time , made herself visible in the Foundation. She was a strategic player and organizer who made it possible for the ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop held early […]

Strategies for fighting aflatoxin—-

An award winning writer,Charles W. Schmidt, discussed the latest biological control measure aimed at fighting toxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus, that produces aflatoxn. He discussed the collaboration between Dr Cotty and Dr Bandyophadyay For more , visit https://en.engormix.com/mycotoxins/articles/breaking-mold-new-strategies-t42751.htm?utm_source=campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0-0-0 DF 2018

NIGERIAN NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY POLICY–HOW FAR ON IMPLEMENTATION ???

In 2014 there was a National Food Safety policy published by the Federal Ministry of Health. The document highlighted the risk associated with unwholesome food consumption and designed a road map for intervention. Nigerians were then reminded that ‘governments need to give food safety just as much attention as they devote to quality and safety […]

SFFF MARKS 2018 DAY AGAINST EXTREME POVERTY

On Thursday 18 October, 2018 the Safe Food and Feed Foundation held a Train the Trainers workshop. It was to mark the International Day against Extreme Poverty, which was a day earlier, Oct 17. The consumption of unwholesome food is a form of malnutrition, which is an emblem of poverty The one-hour event featured a […]