• AUC chief urges focus to mitigate aflatoxin impact in Africa

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    The head of the African Union Commission has urged countries in the region to tackle the impact of aflatoxins.
    Moussa Faki Mahamat made the comments at the opening of the third Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa Partnership Platform Meeting in Senegal earlier this month. Faki said given the wide array of food safety challenges the AUC had to prioritize interventions and decided to focus on aflatoxin control.
    “The impact of aflatoxins is devastating. They account for 30 percent of all liver cancer cases worldwide, with more than 40 percent recorded in Africa,” Faki said. “They are...
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