I am delighted to introduce the African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP) to you. ACAFP is an affiliate of the IAFP and provides a forum for food safety professionals and students to share information, experiences on food safety related issues in the continent of Africa and share ideas on ways to improve the quality and safety of foods produced in the continent as well as imported and exported food products. Considering that a lot of issues associated with food safety can also be traced to water quality, maintaining water quality used for food processing and drinking purpose will also be a major topic for discussions in the organization.
The African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP) vision is to secure safe foods for Africans and consumers of food produced on the African continent. Our mission is “to represent industry, government and academia by bringing professionals together in a forum to promote, educate and communicate best practices and innovation in the areas of food production, food safety and quality and issues related to food trade.