On June 22, 2021, a workshop was organized by the Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS), to bring together the postharvest losses and the mycotoxins research networks in Africa and reflect on links and research priorities, which are relevant to both communities. Monica Ermolli, responsible at KC-FNS for activity related to the priority topic: “Mycotoxin” chaired one of the working groups.

Many expectations and hopes are pinned on the newly created African Food Safety Authority, which aims to address continental standardization and coordination of food safety systems. (https://au.int/en/pressreleases/20210608/continental-consultative-meeting-held-develop-africa-food-safety-strategy ). On the other hand, significant investments by both the public and private sector are needed to improve compliance with internationally accepted food safety requirements.

Veronica Lattanzio (FoodSafety4EU project coordinator), and Antonio Logrieco (FoodSafety4EU network coordinator) attended the workshop to enter into dialogue with KC-FNS on the impact of the EU Food Safety System dynamics on the African food system.

In this framework, the FoodSafety4EU community platform could be considered as a potential model to be implemented in Africa upon proper adaptation, as this newborn platform is a network of Food Safety System actors providing scientific advice and technical support for the EU food safety policies in close cooperation with EFSA –  European Food Safety Authority.

Learn more in the meeting report.

Veronica Lattanzio (CNR), Antonio Logrieco (CNR), Monica Ermolli (KC-FNS)

3 days ago

➡️ On 14-15 September 2021, FSO lab4 launched its first of 3 interactive workshops!🔉 More than 20 lab participants developed pilot ideas for novel communication methods. 👉 Find out more: bit.ly/2Z28JKm ! ... See MoreSee Less
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🎉 Thanks to all participants for the great work and dedication put into our first cycle of FSO lab4!In the past two days we co-created 2 novel and innovative communication methods informing civil society about food safety research and the risk assessment process. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚀 Ready for the 2° day of work in FSOLab4! We will develop the pilot idea for the 3 stakeholder groups: food industry, food safety authorities & consumer organisations. ➡️ We'll identify the aspects that need to be addressed in the implementation of the communication methods. ... See MoreSee Less
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💡 Participants have come to an agreement formulating 1 pilot idea on communication methods informing civil society about food safety research and the risk assessment process. Tomorrow, we will start prototyping the pilot idea to be implemented by the pilot hosts! 💻Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
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➡️ Lab participants in groups have reflected on the various aspects of effective #foodsafety and risk assessment communication to civil society that needs to be addressed. 🎉 Interesting and highly relevant aspects have come up! ... See MoreSee Less
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