A microbiologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Microbiology in UDS, has called on stakeholders to ensure synergy in the food industry.
Dr. Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba who is the acting Director of the UDS Directorate of International Relations and Advancement was speaking yesterday, June 7, 2021, at the 1st Annual Scientific Discourse at the 24/6 Reading Room of UDS Central Library Complex in Nyankpala.
Dr. Saba who was the Keynote Speaker at the said conference presented for more than an hour on cases of food contamination in all aspects of our traditional street foods. He backed his claims with his research findings on the prevalence of microorganisms such as Salmonella in most street foods including indomie, kenkey, etc.
It also revealed that most food vendors do not observe good hygiene practices at their vending points leading to contamination. This, he said that traditional street foods must be closely monitored by regulatory agencies. The microbiologist said that, in ensuring food safety, all industry players (i.e. regulatory bodies, academia, and industry) must come together.
This he said, will create synergy in ensuring food safety. His address revealed the enormous research done by researchers, but if there’s no synergy, we will keep reporting cases of food contamination.
He used the opportunity to call on the Food and Drugs Authority who were present there to collaborate with academics and the industry players in the food business to fight against food contamination.