Addressing food safety challenges through collaborative efforts

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Food safety issues impact consumer health enormously due to climate change and increasing chemical use in agriculture, particularly in developing countries. This trend is raising concern among consumers, producers, and policymakers.

Some major causes of food safety issues are aflatoxins and informal market hazards. Aflatoxins are poisonous carcinogens that affect much of the global food supply. These affect both human and animal health, while informal market hazards involve food safety challenges because they lack refrigeration units, making food unsafe for consumption.

Several organizations worldwide are collaborating with IITACGIAR to execute the Food Safety for Africa (FS4Africa) project to address these global food safety challenges.

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