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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.


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

• Risk/benefit assessments of food contamination

• Impact of food processing (established and novel processing methods) on food contamination and food safety

• Food hygiene and food safety

• Food preservation and food decontamination

• Novel methods for the detection of contaminants

• Toxicology of food contaminants

• Predictive models in food safety

• 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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