Tanzania is a hotspot for bacterial zoonoses which cause diarrhoea and blood-stream infection (sepsis), both a major preventable cause of death in poor countries. These zoonoses include non-typhoidal Salmonella and Campylobacter, which can be transmitted to people throughout the meat-to-consumer chain.

As the market drives larger-scale and more intensive meat production and centralised processing in Tanzania, researchers in the Hazards Associated with Zoonotic enteric pathogens in Emerging Livestock meat pathways project, led by Professor Ruth Zadoks and Professor John Crump,

They aim to identify areas for improvement in food safety policy and practice.