Month: April 2015
The growth of Nigerian Agro-food and packing industry has been a concern, and the Agro-food and plastprintpack Nigeria 2015’ trade fair organizers are looking to assemble professionals from Germany, UK, Spain, Japan and other countries to discuss the way forward in the sector.
Organisers of the event told journalists in Lagos that over 80 notable international technology leaders from 26 countries are expected to display latest technologies and proffer solutions for the Nigerian agro-food and packaging industry.
Speaking on the coming event, President, Institute of Packaging Nigeria(IOPN), Mr. Mike Adekola, said that the exhibitors are from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya and Lebanon.
Brazilian workers have reportedly removed more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from the 2016 Olympic rowing and canoeing venue in Rio de Janeiro. According to the BBC, a team of more than 60 people have been working since last week to clear the remains from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Scientists said the fish were
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, in partnership with the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, APHPN, Lagos Chapter, has called for an effective and sustained food safety and hygiene quality assurance system to be in place in the country. this according to the agency the proliferation of food and water borne diseases such as typhoid, cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases in Nigeria.
Speaking at a media forum to herald this year’s World Health Day with the theme “Food Safety” and slogan: “From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe”, a public health physician and APHPN member, Dr. Omotomilayo Odugbemi, observed that food safety is an all comers’ affair and does not stop on the plate. “Everyone has a role to play. It is multisectoral and multidisciplinary involving an effective team work of all those responsible and use of mass and social media.
The World Health Organization has warned that eating food contaminated with bugs can lead to more than half a billion cases of illness a year, stressing that this “global threat” contributed to 351,000 deaths in 2010.
In its first WHO report on this issue, its director-general Dr Margaret Chan stated that “A local food problem can quickly turn into an international emergency.