Researchers have produced country-specific estimates of foodborne diseases in two African countries to raise awareness about the scale of the problem. 

The study assessed the economic cost in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia related to foodborne diseases caused by non-typhoidal Salmonella, Campylobacter, and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) in all foods, chicken meat, and tomatoes. 

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Researchers have estimated the burden of foodborne disease caused by certain hazards in two African countries and the role of specific foods.

The work covered illnesses from beef, dairy, poultry meat, and vegetables because of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

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Continue Reading Researchers estimate the scale of foodborne illness in two countries

Researchers have assessed the role of certain food types in causing illness from different pathogens in three African countries.

They presented attribution estimates for Campylobacter, enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Brucella, and Mycobacterium bovis for beef, dairy, poultry and vegetable products in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

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Continue Reading Experts estimate foodborne disease burden in African nations

African experts have highlighted the main food safety concerns, challenges, and potential solutions for the continent at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) virtual annual meeting.

The roundtable discussion included specialists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia. The majority highlighted mycotoxins as one of the top issues.
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