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COVID-19 Video FAQs International Series

  • COVID-19 is Not Foodborne (French) – Comment savons-nous avec certitude que le COVID-19 n'est pas transmis par les aliments? Découvrez pourquoi le COVID-19 n'est pas une maladie d'origine alimentaire et comment il se propage d'une personne à l'autre.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Project

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) is working to address COVID-19 related food safety and food security challenges in five target countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, and Senegal). There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, but the food industry must implement technical, organizational and personnel measures to manage risks associated with COVID-19. It is particularly important to reduce person-to-person transmission in all parts of the food system (e.g., farming, harvest, slaughter, processing) thereby reducing disruptions in the supply chain, preventing shutdowns of processing facilities and sustaining a safe food supply.

Learn more about the project here.

Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Cheikh NdiayeDr. Cheikh Ndiaye

Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA)

In English: As an MS and PhD in Food Science, my role is to conduct research activities on key aspects related to the valorization of agricultural products by increasing added value that is transferrable to food businesses and industries. In addition, my role as an advisor to many food and non-food companies is to provide guidance and teach these enterprises to use up-to-date technologies and best practices, especially on cereal products.

En Francais: En tant que Maître et Docteur ès Sciences des Aliments, mon rôle est de mener des activités de recherche sur des aspects clés liés à la valorisation des produits agricoles en augmentant des valeurs ajoutées qui soient transférables aux entreprises et aux industries alimentaires. En outre, mon rôle comme conseiller dans de nombreuses entreprises alimentaires et non alimentaires, est d’orienter ces entreprises sur plus de technologies mises à jour et des bonnes pratiques, en particulier sur les produits céréaliers.

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Contact Information

Dr. Cheikh Ndiaye
Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA)
Route des Peres Maristes, B.P 2765 Dakar-SENEGAL

Phone Numbers: +221 338590707; +221 778189937
Website: Institut de Technologie Alimentaire

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