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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USAID and USDA have awarded funding to Land O’Lakes International Development for capacity building and food safety projects in six countries.

Five programs will focus on agricultural capacity building, food safety and cooperative development in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The amount of U.S. Agency for International Development
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