“Paradigm Shift” Required to Improve Food Safety in Informal Markets

June 12, 2023

A new report has been released by AREC faculty  Steve Jaffee and PhD student Shuo Wang:

A report commissioned by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Initiative on One Health highlights the urgent need for innovative strategies to address food safety risks in the informal sector of developing countries.

The report, titled, "New Directions for Tackling Food Safety Risks in the Informal Sector of Developing Countries" sheds light on the dominant role of small-scale processors, grocers, market vendors, and foodservice operators in informal markets in more than 20 low- and lower-middle-income countries and emphasizes that a wholesale shift is needed to operationalize safer food in the informal sector.... Read more here.