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Food safety and quality highlights

Promoting Competence of Food Safety Laboratories to Safeguard Consumers while Boosting Trade in Botswana - A Contribution of Food Safety to SDGs

Countries like Botswana realize the importance of improving food safety to protect citizens and enhance the economy. However, weak laboratories remained an obstacle. Working with the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre, Botswana has overcome many bottlenecks.

Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture through Integrated Analytical Approaches for Pesticide Management

The pressure to produce enough food for the world’s ever-growing population has had a worldwide impact on agricultural practices.

Improved Food Safety and Security through Food Authenticity and Traceability Testing in Member States

Food safety is of paramount importance to protect the health of consumers and to help ensure food security.

FAO/IAEA-NARO Technical Workshop on Remediation of Radioactive Contamination in Agriculture

17 - 18 October 2016, Vienna, Austria. Conference Code: IAEA-DX-TM-53560. This Technical Workshop aimed to promote and share knowledge and experience related to remediation of radioactive contamination in agriculture.

Nuclear Techniques and International Food Standards of the Codex Alimentarius

The Codex Alimentarius is highlighting a video report of the IAEA in Austria to explore the very central role that nuclear science has played in the development of international food standards.

International Food Standards

A video has been made by the Codex Alimentarius, THE world food standards body. It highlights the Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre and its experts in food and nuclear sciences.

Catching Food Fraudsters through Isotopes – FAO Podcast

In this podcast, our journey into the authenticity of food takes us from a small cheese shop in Italy to the Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory in Seibersdorf, where we explore how FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency collaborate on nuclear technology for food and agriculture.

Viet Nam: Preventing Insects from Hitch-Hiking to New Pastures

Irradiation has been used in the food industry for decades to control bacterial growth and food-borne illnesses and to prevent spoilage.

Indonesia: Irradiation - a Matter of Food Safety

In February 2014, a landslide swept away a remote Indonesian village in West Java, displacing more than 2 000 villagers. At the time, Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency was participating in a Joint FAO/IAEA Division project that was using food irradiation to develop safe hospital food and emergency rations.

Food Safety Laboratories - As the Food Supply Chain Globalizes

What began in 2006 as a network of 49 food safety laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean has now expanded to include representatives from 19 countries in the region with many more expected in the future.

A Laboratory Success Story – Colombian Pesticide Residues Analysis Laboratory

The Pesticide Residues Analysis Laboratory (LARP) of the Chemistry Department at Universidad Nacional de Colombia was created with the specific objective to solve problems related to agrochemical use and misuse in Colombia.

Fumonisins: From Technical Cooperation to International Standards

Fumonisins, along with aflatoxins, are the major mycotoxins of international health concern.

Food Irradiation: A Powerful Nuclear Tool for Food Safety

Consumer demand for safe, wholesome and nutritious foods is increasing on a worldwide scale.

The Role of eLearning in Supporting Analytical Laboratories

The Centro de Investigación en Contaminación Ambiental, Universidad de Costa Rica (CICA-UCR), is among other tasks responsible for the analysis of pesticide residues and a range of environmental contaminants and is accredited under ISO 17025-2005.

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