Ethiopian innovation triumphs in EatSafe’s food safety contest

ETHIOPIA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed The Future Initiative, EatSafe: Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food, has crowned an idea to improve traditional processing of a staple Ethiopian product as the winner of a food safety challenge. In April, the program launched a call to apply for an innovation challenge to enable lasting improvements in…

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Study reveals alignment in food safety-related practices of consumers, vendors

ETHIOPIA – A research conducted by  EatSafe on “Consumer and Vendor Perspectives and Practices Related to Food Safety in Ethiopia” has revealed that there appears to be an alignment in the food safety-related practices and perspectives of consumers and vendors. To support EatSafe in Ethiopia by providing insights on prior research on food safety-related perspectives and practices among consumers and…

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Ethiopia bans advertisement of infant formula

ETHIOPIA – The federal government of Ethiopia has banned the promotion and advertisements of infant formula, due to the growing use of substitute formula undermining breastfeeding. With the Ethiopian Food & Drug Authority (EDFA) regulating the commercialization of breastmilk substitutes, any form of promotion using radio, TV and sponsored content is no longer allowed. The ban affects a market with…

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