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

6 November 2019

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 the conference, Hon Japhet N Hasunga, Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture, said, “Considering its complexity, tackling aflatoxin requires a holistic approach targeting on-farm production, harvest, storage, processing, and logistics, involving both the public and private sectors to reduce food losses and increase the availability of safe and nutritious food.”

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