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
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