World Food Safety Day 2024: Empowering consumers and small businesses with information

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BY VIVIAN HOFFMANN
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A common assumption among policymakers and food system stakeholders is that markets and governments operate at best in parallel and at worst at cross purposes. But in the case of food safety, public and private enterprise interests align: No one wants a reputation for making their customers sick, or for meat that spoils quickly. So measures to promote food safety benefit everyone.

As we observe World Food Safety Day 2024 (June 7), IFPRI research shows several key ways that interventions targeted at vendors, butchers, and other small businesses can make a clear difference in food safety and public health.

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