Diarrhoeal diseases remain a major cause of preventable death among children under five years old in developing countries. Studies related to infant diarrhoea causation have demonstrated a higher level of faecal contamination in weaning foods than in drinking water. Many studies have examined the microbiological quality of such foods, but few of them have resulted in an intervention. The present study builds upon an experiment in which the HACCP approach was applied to preparation of two common weaning foods (moni and fish soup) and used to develop simple hygiene measures which mothers could take in preparing and serving foods to their children, to prevent contamination.
Touré, O.; Coulibaly, S.; Arby, A.; Maiga, F.; Cairncross, S. Piloting an intervention to improve microbiological food safety in Peri-Urban Mali. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2013) 216 (2) 138-145. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.02.003]