Researchers have provided more details about an outbreak traced to contaminated food aid in Uganda in 2019 that killed five people.

It was the largest documented outbreak caused by food contamination with tropane alkaloids, according to the study published in the journal BMC Public Health.

Jimsonweed, also known as
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The World Food Program (WFP) has requested assistance from the FAO and WHO on tropane alkaloids after five people died in Uganda this past year from contaminated food aid.

The United Nations agency wanted the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to provide scientific advice on
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Distribution of some food aid in Uganda has been suspended for the second time this year because more than 30 people have fallen ill and been hospitalized. It is unknown how many more may have been affected.

Super Cereal is distributed as part of a program to protect and improve
Continue Reading Food aid linked to illness again in Uganda after fatal outbreak earlier this year

The World Food Programme (WFP) has halted global distribution of a fortified blended food linked to illnesses in Uganda with investigations so far unable to find what caused the outbreak.

The United Nations agency has temporarily stopped distribution of Super Cereal from one supplier as testing continues to establish whether
Continue Reading Source of contamination for food aid linked to 3 deaths remains elusive