EatSafe sought to understand consumer and vendors' understand knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to personal and environmental hygiene, food purchasing decisions, and the influence of sociocultural norms on food safety behaviors in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Data was collected via in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with 96 participants, including 36 vendors and 60 consumers.
Four regional guidelines developed by the Codex Alimentarius to improve the safety of street-vended food were examined for their application to traditional food markets. Given the gaps identified in the individual regional guidelines, a uniform international standard is needed for national, regional, and local governments to use when managing food safety in traditional markets.
In this report, EatSafe addresses the gap of food safety data within the Food Systems Dashboard (FSD) by identifying indicators relevant to national food safety systems, assess the availability of data sources, and develops a systematic, quantitative scheme to evaluate indicators against FSD inclusion criteria.
Stakeholders include any person, organization or social group that has a stake (vital interest) in the business of food and its safety. Stakeholder categories can reflect functional involvements or motives (e.g., customers, employees, investors, suppliers, vendors, communities, or the government).
Micronutrient deficiencies are a public health challenge in Bangladesh. Many children, women, and vulnerable populations are not getting the nutrients they need for proper brain development, immunity, and physical and mental health. Together with diversified diets, large scale food fortification has the potential to make a significant impact on micronutrient deficiency in Bangladesh.
Accelerated digitalization is one of the most significant growth engines for developing nations. With technology driving increased sales and profits globally, a digital quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) system for food fortification in Bangladesh will open THREE paths to greater efficiency and enhanced financial performance for fortified food producers.
Monitoring the quality of fortified foods has traditionally been a manual, time-consuming process, which relies primarily on sporadic testing once products have reached the market. A partnership of international specialists and experts is working with Bangladesh’s food producers to develop a platform of sensors and software, enabling oversight of the production process and product quality.
Achieving optimal health and nutrition requires people to be both well-nourished and free from foodborne hazards. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has long recognized the importance of integrating food safety to achieve global nutrition and food security goals.
Adolescents in Indonesia face multiple nutritional challenges, including undernutrition and anaemia, as well as a growing prevalence of overweight and obesity. To promote understanding of the Healthier Choice Logo among adolescents as well as to learn more about adolescent food choices, GAIN supported a programme called Pelajar Peduli Gizi (Students for Nutrition).
Nigeria suffers from extreme levels of micronutrient deficiencies affecting the health, death rates, brain and physical development of the majority of Nigerians.To assess this existing evidence, and the remaining data gaps, this State of the Nation review provides a multi-sectoral analysis of all the available data from the last 10 years, from 2012 to 2021.