The World Health Organization estimates that every year, 600 million people become ill and many die because of unsafe food. Up to 38% of those affected are children under five years of age, and 53% were people living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To address this gap, the EatSafe Innovation Challenge aims to encourage the development of food safety solutions or safer food products with the goal of improving food safety for consumers in traditional markets, a setting where the majority of LMIC consumers access nutritious foods.
This webinar is the second part of a series highlighting the importance of innovative solutions in food safety, and their applicability to low- and middle-income countries, specifically in traditional markets and along the food value chain. In the first part of the series, participants learned about consumer-centered approaches to food safety research. In this session, speakers will share on the application, implementation and practice of innovative solutions for food safety, including highlights from finalists of the EatSafe Innovation Challenge. A special focus will be on traditional markets, a setting where most people in low- and middle-income countries access fresh, nutritious food.