All about Pork-Safe Pork Conference
The 11TH Safe Pork conference was held from 7th to 10th September 2015 in Porto, Portugal. The Urban Zoo project was represented by Dr. Maurice Karani of ILRI and Dr. Pablo Alarcon of RVC.
The conference focused on the epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in pigs and pork along all produc-tion chains. Additionally, international exchange of ideas, research and policy themes related to the management of zoonosis and food safety in the pig and pork sector, with an integrated approach from “farm to fork” in relation to the “One Health” concept was explored
Our highlight of the conference was the oral presentation by Maurice Kara-ni, a veterinarian and a research assistant with the urban zoo project and an MSc student at the Royal Veterinary College titled, ‘Assessing and understanding food safety risk practices in Nairobi pork food system: a value chain approach’. The presentation was awarded the best oral presen-tation in the student category.
The work on Nairobi’s pig value chain, one of several Urban Zoo value chain outputs, will be published in 2016.