World Food Programme urges food system harmonization in Ghana

GHANA – The World Food Programme (WFP), has urged Ghana to adopt a standard local food safety quality at all locations to ensure a more harmonized food safety system. This was at a WFP retreat that brought together external partners and experts in academia, government, international and continental organizations, and UN sister agencies. The retreat provides an opportunity to build…

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UN executives, WFP Board appoint Cindy McCain to head United Nations World Food Programme

ITALY – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization, has tapped the current United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, Cindy McCain as its new Executive Director, effective April. The new appointment was made by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

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Study provides insight into 2019 tropane alkaloids contamination of food in Uganda

UGANDA – Researchers have provided more details about an outbreak traced to contaminated food aid in Uganda in 2019 that killed five people. The study published in the journal,’ BMC Public Health’ deems the outbreak as the largest documented outbreak caused by food contamination with tropane alkaloids. Five people died and about 300 fell sick after eating Super Cereal (CSB+)…

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WFP counsels Marsabit County government to formulate food safety legislations

KENYA – The World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization focused on hunger and food security, has counselled the Marsabit County government to formulate legislation that will bring testing of cereals into the tax bracket in a bid to enhance food safety standards. Speaking when he toured the county to inspect development projects and assess the current drought…

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