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1 of every 3 cases of liver cancer in Africa due to aflatoxin, ECOWAS Parliament told

Hidden deadly danger – more than 40% of food commodities in our local markets exceed maximum aflatoxin limits, including staples like groundnuts and maize; USD 600m lost in export opportunities Abuja, Nigeria, 9th December 2019 – The fight against aflatoxin in West Africa’s food went a notch higher at regional level, with the Parliament of …

Battle plan Burkina Faso: government, farmers and industry fight aflatoxin in food

ReCMA–BF is out to beat aflatoxin: the sum is greater than its parts as Burkina Faso rallies to fight aflatoxin contamination in joint action. The country has enlisted Aflasafe BF01 as a co-combatant, as it continues to raise awareness of the toxic enemy at the gate. With momentum growing in this unified national campaign against …

Food safety pact for transparent trade and aflatoxin-safe food in Ghana

What if commercial buyers could always be sure of what they are buying – including the invisible aflatoxin content of the produce they are paying for? And what if farmers could be sure of a fair price – reflecting the quality of their goods, and giving them an incentive to keep aflatoxin out? That’s the …

Aflasafe the food-safety hero, as business meets research for aflatoxin-safe food in Africa

First ever Aflasafe for Africa Conference held; private sector leading Aflasafe dissemination, supported by government Food safety is a huge global concern that we should all worry about wherever we are, because we all eat food. And in our increasingly interconnected world, food travels across national, regional and continental boundaries, so it is a matter …

A continental gathering for food safety, to combat aflatoxin in Africa’s food

Multi-sectoral partners join hands in the common fight Arusha, Tanzania, 4th November 2019 – Tanzania plays host to a critical continental convention on food safety that opened today in Arusha, Tanzania – the 1st Aflasafe for Africa Conference, fighting aflatoxin in food with the theme Business meets research, for safer food in Africa. Officially opening …

Food-safety pact in Ghana: MoU signed for aflatoxin-safe food at home and abroad

ACCRA, GHANA, 27th AUGUST 2019 – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. The joint MoU, signed on 21st August, aims to improve food safety in Ghana by tackling aflatoxin in food. Like many other afflicted countries in the tropics …

A vision drawing on a virtuous circle – How A to Z will tackle aflatoxin in Tanzania’s food, centred on Aflasafe TZ01

“We’re very keen to hear how Aflasafe is being marketed in other countries, and therefore warmly welcome the upcoming conference … We hope to learn from their experience in taking this novel product to market, in our bid to assure safer food for Tanzanians.” Arusha will soon be abuzz with Aflasafe activity in the form …

Food safety milestone for Tanzania: A to Z to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe TZ01 to fight aflatoxin

The journey to safer food in Tanzania just got a turbo-boost as A to Z takes on local production and distribution of Aflasafe TZ01 A big landmark for Aflasafe TZ01 came in Arusha on 7th May 2019, when an Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) was signed between A to Z Textile Mills Limited …

Malawi: Aflasafe launch alongside handover of aflatoxin testing laboratory, commercialisation next

Aflasafe MWMZ01 and Aflasafe MW02 have been launched in Malawi and are off to a flying start, with powerful supporters, eager partners and improved infrastructure beside them in the fight against aflatoxin. The launch, on 10th April 2019 in Lilongwe, was part of a joyful celebration of the first fruits of a major collaboration for …

A to Z to get Aflasafe TZ01 in the hands of Tanzanian farmers to fight deadly aflatoxin in groundnuts and maize

Ya Kiswahili Arusha, Tanzania, 07 May 2019 – Today marks an important milestone in Tanzania’s fight against deadly aflatoxin contamination in the country’s key foods – groundnuts and maize. A Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) was signed to enable local production and distribution of Aflasafe TZ01 – an all-natural environmentally friendly product specially tailored for …