FIRST WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY JUNE 7, 2019

The First ever World Food Safety Day was observed throughout the globe yesterday June 7, 2019. According to the UN the theme is  “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. WHO, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to facilitate Member States effort to celebrate the World Food Safety Day this year and in coming years.

Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Foodborne diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade. With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases annually – almost 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated – food safety is an increasing threat to human health. Children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the foodborne disease burden with 125 000 deaths every year.
Food safety is key to achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals and is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health. Through the World Food Safety Day, WHO pursues its efforts to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.

In Nigeria and sub saharan Africa, leaders are expected to focus more on this issue of human concern

 

Source=https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2019/06/07/default-calendar/celebration-of-world-food-safety-day

COVENANT UNIVERSITY TO HOST MSN IN 2019

The Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria will host its annual conference at Covenant University , Otta, Ogun state . The date will be fixed later.The event normally welcomes farmers, academics and enthusiasts in the foood safety field, exporters , feedmillers, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders
Current President is Dr Folasade Oluwabamiwo, a Director at NAFDAC

Please stay on this site for further development

Dele Fapp
March 21m 2019

SFFF attends Japanese workshop

The Japanese embassy in Nigeria invited notable NGOs to a workshop in Abuja on Tuesday 19 March 2019. The workshop was to acquaint the participants with the necessary steps to be taken to access GRANTS from the Japanese government in the area of GRASSROOT development.
The SAFE FOOD AND FEED FOUNDATION was invited and was there

NEW ZEALAND FELLOWSHIPS (2) 2019

New Zealand Development Scholarships 2019/2020 for African and Developing Countries’ Students
Application Deadline: 14th March 2019 12.00 pm NZ Time.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible African countries: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Za…
This content was originally published on After School Africa from https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/3019/new-zealand-development-scholarships/

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships offers the opportunity to people from targeted African countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Z…

Who is eligible to apply? Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship (An update on this situation will be given on Monday 4 February 2019):

Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship….
Number of Scholarship: Several

What are the benefits? New Zealand has first-rate education institutions that offer world-recognised qualifications. Successful applicants will have access to excellent academic knowledge in quality facilities. The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares. …
How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, we encourage you to go through and complete the required Steps way before application deadline in March 2019.
This content was originally published on After School Africa from https://www.afterschoolafrica.com/3019/new-zealand-development-scholarships/

Nigeria Food Safety Service Commission?

Are you aware of the existence of a body called Nigeria Food Safety Service Commission ? If yes, please can yopu educate this forum on its functions and activities to date. All we can see is the facebookstream

Thanks

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 in the month
We recognize and are proud of her talent and drive, which are qualities that will always make her attractive to any international platform having human health development as its main goal

DF Oct 2018

Poverty and the consumption of unsafe food are relatives–News

The consumption of unsafe food items like the ones laden with aflatoxin and pesticides is a sign of malnutrition. Malnutrition itself is an emblem of poverty.

For more on this report, please visit

DF Oct 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 of pharmaceutical products; not everyone needs to take medicine every day but all people need food, each and every day’

For a copy of the full report, Kindly visit

Click to access nig151436.pdf

Is the govt making progress in the steps expected to be taken by all stakeholders ?
We need your feedback

DF Oct 2018

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 lecture by Prof Dele Fapohunda. Participants, whose minimum qualification was a first degree, were drawn from the Remo District of Ogun state. Both youth and women were represented.

Participants were briefed on the role of mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxin, in human health and export value of commodities. They were told that the EU put in place a RASFF programme that monitors crop shipments destined for member countries. On many occasions exporting countries have had their products rejected at the point of delivery. Other contaminants like pesticides were mentioned and treated. Participants were informed that, at present, Nigeria is experiencing a ban on dried beans from the European Union, EU due to unacceptable levels of dichlorvos. The ban is due for review in 2019

The next workshop will treat Pesticides and with resource persons from government field officers, regulatory agencies and the academia

The workshop  will be continuous exercise

For further information on next host venue and other issues, please contactsfoodfeedf@gmail.com

Or

08033709492

SFFF-NEW CONTACT FOR CORRESPONDENCE

The Safe Food and Feed Foundation wishes to notify the general public and the food safety community worldwide that henceforth, all e mail communications with us are to be addressed as follow

sfoodfeedf@gmail.com

The yahoo account has been having some issues of recent. Please bear with us
All other information on contact remain the same

Regards
17 July 2018