Food safety analysis in the lab, January 2020

Sampling and laboratory analysis of the food safety for key products in the Accra open market area for selected key food items – tomatoes, maize, groundnuts and cabbage. (Status: in progress)

These tests will provide information about the potential impacts of the market environment and of the retailers’ practices on the safety of the food products. This information is then matched with reported knowledge, food practices and preparations at the household level. Tests include enumeration and microbiological tests for the detection of coliform, entero bacterial, salmonella, and staphylococcal contamination, as well as for the presence of Aflatoxins in the maize and groundnut samples.

The project team visiting the State of the art laboratory at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana
First samples for food safety analysis: tomatoes, cabbage, maize and groundnut samples before preparation in the lab