Promoting FOOD SAFETY on the African Continent

Welcome to the African Continental Association of Food Protection (ACAFP) website.

Across Africa, food shortages are common leading many to sleep hungry and consume unsafe food. Compromising food safety has led to an increase in the burden of food borne diseases in africa which then results in the loss of a productive labour force and slowed economic development.

Hence it it vital to promote food safety in Africa while emphasising that access to safe food is a human right and ultimately imroving food safelty improves human health and raises the standard of living for all people.

Whether you are a farmer, student, food industry executive, microbiologist, educator, or government official or quality control professional involved in growing, storing, transporting, processing or preparing any types of foods, the ACAFP welcomes you.

Read more about membership options, benefits, and join today.

This organization was formerly the African Association for Food Protection (AAFP).

The ACAFP is the African continent’s affiliate group within the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

Our Mission

To be the agent for change in Africa with – respect to food safety – promoting the production, storage, distribution, and consumption of safe food regionally and internationally.

What We Do

Our goal is to connect food safety professionals and students on the continent of Africa and around the world to serve as an educational and food safety news resource for our members.

Our Community

The ACAFP represents members from industry, government, international organizations, and academia all interested in protecting the food supply in Africa.

How to get involved

Give online

The ACAFP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donation to us is 100% tax deductible. Thank you for your support!

Join the ACAFP

By joining the ACAFP you will have exclusive access to our member’s only media including our educational webinar series and be part of our international professional group.

Donate your talent

We are always looking for talented students and food safety professionals to join the ACAFP and contribute to our media library. Contact us for more information!


If food production, storage, distribution, commercialization, and safety on the continent of Africa interests you,
please consider lending your expertise to the ACAFP.