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Risk-based approach to improve food safety in informal markets 
E-poster by Barbara Szonyi and Delia Grace 
IFPRI 2020 res...
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Risk-based approach to improve food safety in informal markets

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E-poster by Barbara Szonyi and Delia Grace presented at the IFPRI 2020 resilience conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15-17 May 2014.

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Risk-based approach to improve food safety in informal markets

  1. 1. Risk-based approach to improve food safety in informal markets E-poster by Barbara Szonyi and Delia Grace IFPRI 2020 resilience conference, 15-17 May 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia What we have learned so far • Informal markets are highly preferred • Food safety matters to poor consumers • Hazards don’t always matter, but risks do • Perception is a poor guide for risk managers • Draconian food safety policy makes things worse •Values and cultures are more important drivers of food safety than pathogens • Food-borne risk is a fixable problem Why informal markets matter •Most of the meat, milk, eggs and fish produced in developing countries is sold in traditional markets •Food-borne illness and animal disease in informal markets are of growing concern to consumers and policymakers alike ILRI projects on food safety in informal markets use a risk-based approach to generate evidence of the risk to human health posed by informally marketed foods and the best way to manage risks while retaining benefits Contact Delia Grace, ILRI (d.grace@cgiar.org) or visit the Safe Food, Fair Food project website: http://safefoodfairfood.wordpress.com

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