Past Events

Webinar: Identifying Behavioral Drivers of Effective Food Safety Policy

Date: April 27, 2021
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Although regulations are key policy infrastructure for strengthening food safety, realizing their potential requires behavior change in individuals across the entire food system. Consumer choice and workforce behavior—and the perceptions that influence them—are powerful drivers of food safety. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. This final installment in our webinar series explored effective behavioral approaches to reduce, manage, and mitigate the risk of foodborne diseases.

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Webinar: Food Safety and Private Sector Partnerships

Date: March 16, 2021
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Partnerships with the private sector are vital to enhancing the scale, sustainability, and reach of food safety practices and policies. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. The panelists in the fourth installment of our webinar series shared their perspectives and answered questions on commercial, market-oriented solutions to advancing food safety and creating local and export economic opportunities.

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Webinar: Linking Food Safety with Health and Nutrition: Insights and Priorities

Date: February 24, 2021
Platform: Zoom Webinar

The World Health Organization estimates that, each year, consumption of contaminated food causes one in ten people to fall ill. In addition to causing acute disease and death, foodborne illnesses can result in long-term health consequences and have a higher impact on vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, children, the sick, and the elderly. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify and mitigate the root causes of foodborne illness within food systems. The panelists in the third installment in our webinar series shared their insights and answered questions on food safety and breaking cycles of disease and malnutrition.

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Webinar: Food Safety and One Health: Approaches to Reducing Foodborne Pathogens and Zoonotic Diseases

Date: November 19, 2020
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Human and animal health are tightly linked: Foodborne pathogens and parasites are persistent public health hazards, and an estimated 60% of human pathogens and 75% of emerging diseases originate from animals according to a recent report by the UN Environment Programme and ILRI. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. The second installment in our webinar series explored how a One Health approach to food safety in meat production can reduce, manage, and mitigate risks to animal and human health.

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Webinar: Harnessing Food Safety to Address Global Food Security

Date: October 28, 2020
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Without food safety, there is no food security. Strengthening local capacity in food safety has untapped potential to break cycles of disease and malnutrition, support well-nourished communities, and generate economic opportunity through increased access to export markets. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. The first webinar in this series explored how data-driven food safety policy and practices can transform food systems and promote global food security.

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