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Publication | 28 May 2021

Reducing public health risks associated with the sale of live wild animals of mammalian species in traditional food markets

Traditional food marketsi , rather than supermarkets, are the norm in many parts of the world. Such markets form part of the social fabric of communities and are a main source of affordable fresh foods for many low-income groups and an important source of livelihoods for millions of urban and rural dwellers worldwide. Traditional food markets that are regulated by national or local competent authorities and that operate to high standards of hygiene and sanitation are safe for workers and customers.