1. Cyanogenic glycosides or cyanoglycosides account for approximately 90% of the wider group of plant toxins known as cyanogens. The key characteristic of these toxins is cyanogenesis, the formation of free hydrogen cyanide, and is associated with cyanohydrins that have been stabilised by...
  2. Abstract - American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2014 Cassava (Manihot esculentaCrantz) is a starchy staple food that previous researches have showed to contain cyanogenic compounds, precursors of hydrocyanic acid, undoubtedly toxic for humans. With the aim to determine food security in...
  3. 2014-01-20 Animal products are vital to the diets and livelihoods of people across Sub-Saharan Africa. However, they are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant risks to health. Usefully illustrated with 25 case studies of the meat, milk, egg and fish food sectors drawn...
  4. 2016-01-20 This case study describes the community of a small village called Ingotse in Kakamega county in western Kenya. Like most rural, food-insecure communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Ingotse village relied on rain-fed agriculture for production of staple crops. Farmers in this village raised some funds...
  5. The Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) is an innovative, public-private initiative dedicated to supporting and promoting global cooperation for food safety capacity building. GFSP is uniquely able to assess food safety systems and propose systems-based interventions to address specific food...
  6. 2015-10-20 Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a major concern of consumers. Most of the known health burden of...
  7. Abstract,Emerald Publishing Limited, 2014 This paper reviews the literature on the economics of food safety in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) finding that overall consumer awareness of food safety problems in SSA is low relative to Asia. Purpose Food safety in emerging and developing regions...
  8. Mycotoxins are naturally-occurring toxic metabolites produced by fungi (moulds). It is estimated that about a quarter of the world’s food crops, including many staple foods, are affected by mycotoxin-producing fungi. In the supply chain, mould growth can happen in the pre-harvest phase, and...
  9. Update your food safety and food defense program components to ensure FSMA compliance. All FDA-registered US food manufacturing facilities, as well as facilities located in foreign countries that export to the United States, must update food safety and food defense programs to meet new...
  10. New technologies have enabled agricultural products to be turned into a wide range of food commodities. These activities can enable food to have a longer shelf-life and can provide income generation opportunities to support the millions of poor families who can no longer make a living from the...