Upcoming Events

Webinar: Social Behavior Change in Food Safety: Levers to Drive Food System Transformation

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 9 am EDT
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Progress in food safety is driven by behavior change. A better understanding of the beliefs, motivations, and economic pressures that influence food safety behaviors can yield more effective outreach programs and policy recommendations. This webinar will provide insights from Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety projects on food safety and social behavioral change among consumers, producers, and vendors in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, and Senegal.

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Webinar: Engaging and Empowering Women to Strengthen Food Safety: Lessons Learned in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nigeria

Date: June 26, 2024
Time: 9 am EDT
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Women can play important roles in preventing foodborne diseases throughout the food system, from agricultural production and food processing to vending and home meal preparation. Understanding gender dynamics in value chains and households can inform more effective food safety practices, policies, and outreach. This webinar will share insights from Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety projects on engaging and empowering women in aquaculture (Bangladesh), produce production (Cambodia), and household food safety (Nigeria).   

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Past Events

Webinar: Applying Risk-Based Approaches in Food Safety

Date: June 14, 2023
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Risk-based approaches to food safety focus resources on the physical, microbial, and chemical hazards that pose the greatest risk to human health and nutrition. Many different risk-based frameworks have been implemented to set priorities for food safety research, outreach, and policy across the global food system. This is the second webinar in a two-part series hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety and featured researchers sharing their experience applying risk-based approaches to food safety challenges in Latin America and Asia.

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Webinar: Introduction to Risk-Based Approaches in Food Safety

Date: June 7, 2023
Platform: Zoom Webinar

In recent years, risk-based approaches have emerged as strategic tools for setting priorities for food safety research, policy, and interventions. Driven by data, risk-based approaches can focus resources on pathogens, value chains, and food safety practices with the greatest impact on human health and nutrition. This webinar, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, provided an introduction to using risk-based methods in food safety and was followed by a second webinar highlighting case studies that applied these approaches.

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Webinar: Responding to Food System Disruptions – Lessons Learned from a Global Coronavirus Food Safety Task Force

Date: August 18, 2022
Platform: Zoom Webinar

During the pandemic’s first year, a global task force of food safety experts was created using a “train the trainer” approach to provide risk mitigation outreach for the food system workforce in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, and Senegal. Through live, online office hours and downloadable, translated resources, the team countered misinformation and shared best practices to keep food businesses open. The global food system continues to face challenges from conflict, climate change, and other disruptions. This webinar, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, explored best practices for responding to food safety challenges and lessons learned by the coronavirus task force.

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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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