Food safety In Botswana


Health Minister Dorcas Makgatho On Food Safety In Botswana (Excerpt from her Committee of Supply speech)

Chairperson, my Ministry continues to build integrated programs towards improvement of child nutrition and strengthening food safety systems. In this regard, I am grateful to UNICEF and the Delegation of the European Union who have constantly provided us with both financial and technical assistance in the areas of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, Baby-Mother-Friendly-Hospital-Initiatives and Strengthening of Food Safety Systems. These programs are aimed at finding solutions to addressing malnutrition especially in settlements and rural areas, as well as building capacity in our national food control systems.

Street-vended food is a source of ready-made food for consumers. However, it can pose as a health hazard if the necessary foods safety processes are not followed.

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