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Welcome to the International Journal of Food Contamination

IJFC publishes (multidisciplinary) studies that investigate different aspects and facets of food contamination.

We are recruiting new editors! For more information click here. 

Pesticide traces in local crops of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba: risk assessment study

Vegetables and rice produced in Cuba may contain residue of pesticides that exceed the maximum residue limits (MRLs). Pesticide residues on crop samples from Sancti Spíritus province were analyzed. Based on these residue data, a risk assessment of consumer exposure was conducted.

Open for submissions: Microplastics and nanoplastics in food, water and environmental safety

Since the term microplastics surfaced in early years of this century its presence in the environment and food chain has become an area of great interest and concern. Contamination by microplastic in air, land, aquatic bodies, flora and fauna are being investigated through multidisciplinary research efforts. 


Aims and scope

The International Journal of Food Contamination is an open-access journal that publishes multidisciplinary research investigating different facets of food contamination, including but not limited to:

• Microbial, chemical and physical hazards

• Food hygiene and food safety

• Risk/benefit assessments of food contamination

• Food preservation and food decontamination

• Food contamination in relation to the environment and climate

Editor's Profile

New Content ItemAndreja Rajkovic is professor of food safety at the department of Food Safety and Food Quality at Ghent University. Research interests include the study of pathogens, microbial toxins, virulence, toxicity of mixtures, and host-pathogen interactions. He is currently a promoter for the ‘Euromix: European Test and Risk Assessment Strategies for Mixtures’ and ‘FutureFood’ projects.  

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