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How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

By Florence Mutua, Scientist, International Livestock Research Institute
Delia Grace, Professor Food Safety Systems at the Natural Resources Institute (UK) and contributing scientist ILRI, International Livestock Research Institute
Erastus Kang'ethe, Professor, University of Nairobi
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Foodborne diseases are thought to impose a health burden on society comparable to the “big three”: malaria, HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis.

Common foodborne diseases affect tens of millions of people every year. They include salmonellosis, which causes stomach upsets, norovirus, which can cause severe vomiting and…


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