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  1. Content type: Data Article

    One major route of heavy metal exposure/ accumulation to humans is via vegetable consumption. The study assessed the levels of heavy metals and their associated health risk in frequently consumed vegetables in...

    Authors: Samuel Teye Ametepey, Samuel Jerry Cobbina, Felix Jerry Akpabey, Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah and Zita Naangmenyele Abuntori

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:5

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    In recent years, concerns have been raised in Ghana regarding the use of pesticides in yamproduction to the extent that it is feared that pesticides residues may be found in the yam tuber which isconsumed by m...

    Authors: Abukari Wumbei, David Senaeve, Michael Houbraken and Pieter Spanoghe

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:4

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  3. Content type: Data Article

    Food safety problems still persist across the globe and remain a challenge to the general public and government. The study determined the microbiological quality of pre-cut vegetable salads sold in the Central...

    Authors: Godwin Abakari, Samuel Jerry Cobbina and Enoch Yeleliere

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:3

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  4. Content type: Data Article

    Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) have frequently been associated with food borne illness and are considered as most serious of known food borne pathogens leading to severe illnesses and high mortality r...

    Authors: Segni Bedasa, Daniel Shiferaw, Ashebr Abraha and Tesfanesh Moges

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:2

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  5. Content type: Data Article

    Spices are widely consumed in Cameroon, but there is no data available concerning their mycotoxin contamination. A cross-sectional study was conducted from February to June 2017 to assess the occurrence of Och...

    Authors: Evelyne Nguegwouo, Lucien Etame Sone, Alex Tchuenchieu, Hippolyte Mouafo Tene, Emile Mounchigam, Nico Frederic Njayou and Gabriel Medoua Nama

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:1

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  6. Content type: Data article

    The contamination of food by chemical hazards is a worldwide public health concern and is a leading cause of trade problems internationally. Based on former work describing the prevalent use and misuse of anti...

    Authors: Ronald Romuald B. Vougat Ngom, Rebecca B. Garabed, Wilson K. Rumbeiha, Harquin Simplice Foyet, Dwayne E. Schrunk, Dahai Shao and André Zoli Pagnah

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:17

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  7. Content type: Data article

    Cyanide is among the most harmful substances on Earth and it is harmful to humans and most aquatic life even at low concentrations. Free, total cyanide levels and other physicochemical parameters were determin...

    Authors: Edward Ebow Kwaansa-Ansah, Leticia Peace Amenorfe, Edward Kwaku Armah and Francis Opoku

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:16

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  8. Content type: Data article

    Bacillus cereus is a spore-forming bacterium that is widely distributed in the environment and can be detected in a variety of raw milk and milk products especially in vegetative form,...

    Authors: Ashebr Abraha, Teshome Bikila, Sisay Alemu and Yimer Muktar

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:15

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  9. Content type: Data article

    It is believed that higher methanol content may be present in some alcoholic drinks produced by traditional distilleries or some alcohol brewing companies. As a result of this, there could be a higher risk of ...

    Authors: Samuel Kofi Tulashie, Amponsah Preko Appiah, George Dzidefo Torku, Albert Yaw Darko and Augustus Wiredu

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:14

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  10. Content type: Data article

    Pesticide residue levels were determined in ready-to-eat vegetables collected from 16 sites along the food chain; which is, farms, markets, cafeterias and street food vending sites in Kumasi, Ghana. The aim of...

    Authors: Samuel Akomea-Frempong, Isaac W. Ofosu, Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson Owusu-Ansah and Godfred Darko

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:13

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  11. Content type: Data article

    The lack of good production practices and probable post-fermentation contaminations contribute to bacterial pathogen load in ugba, a fermented food made from African oil been seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth...

    Authors: Princewill Chimezie Okorie, Nurudeen Ayoade Olasupo, Felicia Ngozi Anike, Gloria Nwakego Elemo and Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:12

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  12. Content type: Data Article

    The use of pesticides in fruits and vegetable production is beneficial for preventing, destroying or repelling pests that may damage these crops. The use of these chemicals however, often leads to the presence...

    Authors: Mildred Mwanja, Choolwe Jacobs, Allan Rabson Mbewe and Nosiku Sipilanyambe Munyinda

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:11

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  13. Content type: Data Article

    The main purpose of using spice to grill meat is to add aroma, colour, flavour, taste and pungency. However, the purpose is sometime befitted when spice is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria that result in ...

    Authors: Noel Bakobie, Amponsah Samuel Addae, Abudu Ballu Duwiejuah, Samuel Jerry Cobbina and Solomon Miniyila

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:10

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  14. Content type: data Article

    Wastewater irrigation for vegetable production is a highly prevalent practice in Addis Ababa and a number of articles have been published on wastewater-irrigated soils and vegetables contaminated with heavy me...

    Authors: Desta Woldetsadik, Pay Drechsel, Bernard Keraita, Fisseha Itanna and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:9

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  15. Content type: Data Article

    Recent concerns have been raised regarding heavy metal content in wine and its potential health implications. The goal of this study was to determine if lead (Pb) intake poses a health risk among adult consume...

    Authors: Kevin M. Towle, Lindsey C. Garnick and Andrew D. Monnot

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:7

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  16. Content type: Data Article

    Salmonella spp. is one of the most common pathogens associated with fresh produce related foodborne illness. This study aimed to determine Salmonella spp. contamination level in betel ...

    Authors: Md. Fakruddin, Razia Sultana, Md. Nur Hossain, Md. Mizanur Rahaman, Md. Kamrul Islam and Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:6

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  17. Content type: Data Article

    Antibiotic residues are drug substances found in food from plants or animals initially exposed to antibiotics. In animal husbandry antibiotics have widely been used for the treatment of animal diseases. These ...

    Authors: Joy Deborah Orwa, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro and Peter Lamuka

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:5

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Lead (Pb) is a pervasive metal that can be found in, and potentially leached from, ceramics, particularly into acidic foods and beverages. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential lead exposure ...

    Authors: Grace L. Anderson, Lindsey Garnick, Mai S. Fung and Shannon H. Gaffney

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:4

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  19. Content type: Data Article

    In Addis Ababa, where irrigation water for vegetable production is commonly derived from the highly polluted Akaki river, information on microbial contamination of water and irrigated vegetable is scanty. An a...

    Authors: Desta Woldetsadik, Pay Drechsel, Bernard Keraita, Fisseha Itanna, Berhanu Erko and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:3

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  20. Content type: Data Article

    In Ethiopia, around 97% of the annual milk production is accounted by the traditional milk processing system using on-farm traditional milk processing materials that are generally poor in processing capacity,...

    Authors: Betelihem Tegegne and Shimels Tesfaye

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:1

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  21. Content type: Review article

    Food adulteration is a global concern and developing countries are at higher risk associated with it due to lack of monitoring and policies. However, this is one of the most common phenomena that has been over...

    Authors: Tanzina Azad and Shoeb Ahmed

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:22

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  22. Content type: Data Article

    Mexico has many natural resources for use in the food industry. In recent years Xoconostle, which is considered as a traditional food, has gained importance due to key its components such as fiber, antioxidant...

    Authors: José J. Pérez, Rutilio Ortiz, María L. Ramírez, Javier Olivares, Daniel Ruíz and David Montiel

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:21

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  23. Content type: Data Article

    A substantial percentage of dog owners add water to dry dog food to increase its palatability. The recent association of Salmonella contamination of dry pet foods with salmonellosis cases in both dogs and their o...

    Authors: Ruth A. Oni, Elisabetta Lambertini and Robert L. Buchanan

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:20

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  24. Content type: Data Article

    In an attempt to enhance the quality and quantity of food production (especially milk) and in order to prevent, or treat,animal diseases, the use of antibiotics in Algeria follows an increasing trend. The incr...

    Authors: Samiha Layada, Djemel-Eddine Benouareth, Wim Coucke and Mirjana Andjelkovic

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:19

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  25. Content type: Data Article

    Suusa is a spontaneously fermented milk product from raw camel milk used by the pastoral communities of Northern and Eastern Kenya. The product can be as a result of intentional fermen...

    Authors: Linnet Wanjiru Mwangi, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro and Bockline Omedo Bebe

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:18

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  26. Content type: Data Article

    Vietnamese catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) is highly appreciated in many European countries, the U.S., Canada, Japan etc. This paper presents an overview of the microbiota of frozen Vietnamese catfish products ...

    Authors: Anh Ngoc Tong Thi, Simbarashe Samapundo, Frank Devlieghere and Marc Heyndrickx

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:17

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  27. Content type: Data Article

    Cow milk is considered as one of the responsible food sources contaminated with heavy metals. The objectives of the study were to assess the content of selected metals in cow milk and its associated human heal...

    Authors: Md Iftakharul Muhib, Muhammed Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury, Nusrat Jakarin Easha, Md Mostafizur Rahman, Mashura Shammi, Zeenath Fardous, Mohammad Latiful Bari, M. Khabir Uddin, Masaaki Kurasaki and Md Khorshed Alam

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:16

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  28. Content type: Data Article

    Sweet potato, cocoyam, water yam, maize, millet, sorghum, and rice are major staple foods in Ghana. Flour from these roots and tubers and cereals are relatively cheaper, easy to produce and can be used in the man...

    Authors: Hayford Ofori, Charles Tortoe, Paa Toah Akonor and Jonathan Ampah

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:15

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  29. Content type: Data Article

    The presence of pollutants in honey can influence honey bee colony performance and devalue its use for human consumption. Using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), various clean-up metho...

    Authors: Janet Irungu, Suresh Raina and Baldwyn Torto

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:14

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  30. Content type: Data Article

    The study was organized to evaluate residue levels of chlorpyrifos on Lactuca sativa that are likely to have accumulated on crop during cultivation and also examine the effect some pre-household treatment procedu...

    Authors: Osei Akoto, Fredrick Addai-Mensah and Eric K. K. Abavare

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:13

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  31. Content type: Data Article

    Surveys were conducted to determine awareness of mould infection in maize and groundnut in Kilosa District, Eastern Central Tanzania, between August and October 2010. Four villages of Msingisi, Rudewa-Batini, ...

    Authors: K. S. Magembe, M. W. Mwatawala, D. P. Mamiro and E. E. Chingonikaya

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:8

  32. Content type: Data Article

    The aim of this current study was to investigate the presence and to determine the contents of caffeine, preservatives and antioxidants in dairy products available in Bangladesh, one of the alarming countries ...

    Authors: Md. Shahadat Hossain, Md. Samiul Islam, Subrata Bhadra and Abu Shara Shamsur Rouf

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:11

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  33. Content type: Data Article

    Antimicrobials are widely used in chicken production in Cameroon, but no quantitative data are available. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 98 farms holding 220,262 chickens, from February to May 2015 ...

    Authors: Mélanie Gondam Kamini, Fabrice Tatfo Keutchatang, Huguette Yangoua Mafo, Germain Kansci and Gabriel Medoua Nama

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:10

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  34. Content type: Data Article

    The most common milk handling containers used by dairy actors along the informal milk value chain in developing countries are plastics jerry cans which are difficult to effectively be cleaned thus contributing...

    Authors: Wanjala Nobert Wafula, Wafula Joseph Matofari, Masani John Nduko and Peter Lamuka

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:9

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  35. Content type: Data Article

    The present study was carried out to develop and validate an analytical method for the detection and quantification of lambda-cyhalothrin, a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, in tomato using gas chromatography...

    Authors: Farag Malhat, Naglaa M. Loutfy and Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:8

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  36. Content type: Data Article

    Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by phytopathogenic and spoilage fungi in animal feed as a result of poor storage. The mycotoxins can also originate in the field and are excreted in milk when dairy animals ...

    Authors: Caroline Mwende Makau, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Patrick Simiyu Muliro and Bockline Omedo Bebe

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:6

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  37. Content type: Data Article

    Heavy metals, which constitute a major public health concern, are known to accumulate in food and fruits during plants growth. Fruits which are readily consumed because of their characteristic sweet taste and ...

    Authors: Marcellus Unaegbu, Godwill Azeh Engwa, Queen Doofan Abaa, Sandra Ogechukwu Aliozo, Eugene Lakem Ayuk, Gloria Amarachukwu Osuji and Emmanuel Ikechukwu Onwurah

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:7

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  38. Content type: Data Article

    Residual levels of fifteen (15) organochlorine pesticides were determined in 32 cocoa bean samples collected from sixteen (16) selected cocoa farms in the Dormaa West District of Ghana to assess the levels of ...

    Authors: Elvis D. Okoffo, Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah and Christopher Gordon

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:5

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  39. Content type: Data Article

    Milk is a compensatory part of daily diet especially for the expectant mothers as well as growing children. It is virtually a sterile fluid when secreted into alveoli of udder. However, beyond this stage of pr...

    Authors: Melese Abate Reta, Tesfaye Wolde Bereda and Ayalew Nigusie Alemu

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:4

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  40. Content type: Short Report

    Food contact materials (FCM) containing phthalates can be a source of food contamination when used in plastics for food production equipment, in utensils for food contact and in packaging. Since 2008 several o...

    Authors: Jens Højslev Petersen and Lisbeth Krüger Jensen

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:3

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  41. Content type: Data Article

    Fruiting bodies of two oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus florida) species and their respective substrate samples cultivated and collected from the Mushroom Research, Production and Training Labor...

    Authors: Medhanye Gebrelibanos, Negussie Megersa and Abi M. Taddesse

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:2

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  42. Content type: Data Article

    High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) has gained popularity in most parts of West Africa because of its versatility in many industries. However, due to the processing techniques used HQCF may contain trace metals ...

    Authors: Hayford Ofori, Paa Toah Akonor and Nanam Tay Dziedzoave

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:1

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  43. Content type: Data Article

    Widespread dissemination of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria is a threat to public health. Since livestock products are possible reservoirs of ESBL-producing bacteria, food-borne dissemi...

    Authors: Ha Viet Le, Ryuji Kawahara, Diep Thi Khong, Hoa Thi Tran, Thang Nam Nguyen, Khai Ngoc Pham, Michio Jinnai, Yuko Kumeda, Tatsuya Nakayama, Shuhei Ueda and Yoshimasa Yamamoto

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:17

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  44. Content type: Data Article

    Chicken tissues and eggs were analyzed for residues of eight veterinary drugs including albendazole, piperazine, tiamulin, chloramphenicol, levamisole, sulphathiazole, sulphamethoxazole and oxytetracyclineoxyt...

    Authors: Godfred Darko, John Kenneth Mensah, Sylvester Samuel Dapaah and Judith Odei

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:16

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  45. Content type: Data Article

    Being led by the previous observation of bacterial growth and survival in the fresh-cut tomato, carrot, lettuce and cucumber, current investigation further attempted to emphasize on the growth and consequent e...

    Authors: Rashed Noor, Mushfia Malek, Shohanur Rahman, Monirunnessa Meghla, Mrityunjoy Acharjee and M Majibur Rahman

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:15

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  46. Content type: Short Report

    Certain strains of Bacillus cereus can produce the emetic toxin cereulide, which is known to cause acute food poisoning. Cereulide, however, also has the potential to cause chronic toxicity due to repeat sub-emet...

    Authors: Karolien Witpas, Joris Van Loco, Nadine Botteldoorn and Mirjana Andjelkovic

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:14

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  47. Content type: Data Article

    The present study was designed to evaluate Ciprofloxacin residue and their impact on some biomolecules (albumin, total protein and cholesterol) in eggs of laying hens after oral administration. For that purpos...

    Authors: Md. Mustahsan Billah, S. M. Masud Rana, Mohammad Salim Hossain, Sayed Koushik Ahamed, Sujan Banik and Moynul Hasan

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:13

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