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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Senegal has improved detection of residues and contaminants in food products thanks to international help.

The four-year project strengthening laboratory capabilities for analyzing veterinary drug residues and contaminants in food began in 2016. It is expected to boost consumer and market confidence and make the country’s exports of agricultural and
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More than 1,000 product warnings, recalls and notices for food, food contact materials, cosmetics and toys were published in Austria between 2010 and 2019.

The main reasons were residues, microorganisms and contamination by foreign material. Most commonly affected products included toys, cereal products, meat products and dairy.

During this period,
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The impacts of climate change could potentially increase foodborne disease, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

An FAO publication has identified and attempted to quantify some current and anticipated food safety issues associated with climate change.

Hazards considered are foodborne pathogens and parasites,
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