Nov 20, 2023

Why Food Safety?


  • Mekong countries are known for their agricultural production
  • Food safety is crucial for accessing international markets
  • Food safety imposes USD 110B annually in economic loss in developing countries (World Bank Report, 2018)

Food Security

  • Majority depends on agriculture and aquaculture for food and livelihood
  • Unsafe food can lead to food losses and waste

Public Health

  • Burden of foodborne illness
  • Gaps based on International Health Regulations (IHR) assessment in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam

Posted By Hean Pheap

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