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Exploring the relationship between gender and food safety risks in the dairy value chain in Ethiopia

Aug. 23, 2021
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Women play an important but often unrecognized role in the safe production of milk and milk products, particularly in Ethiopia. Dairy products can be contaminated with biological chemical, and physical hazards. This article reviews literature on the microbiological and/or gendered aspects of milk handling in Ethiopia. To reduce foodborne disease and improve overall family health, there is a need to combine food safety research with gender sensitive interventions in Ethiopia.

Click here to read the article in the International Dairy Journal.