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  1. Contamination of food by heavy metals is a concern as consumption of contaminated food is one of the most likely human exposure routes to metals. Fufu is a delicacy in Ghana consumed mainly by the Akans. Human...

    Authors: Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Patrica-Ivy Agorsor and Francis Opoku

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. The application of a high resolution and accurate mass spectrometry (HRAMS) approach to detect xenobiotics in different food matrices by means of non targeted determination by UHPLC-Orbitrap followed by data p...

    Authors: Rossana Scarpone, Rachele Rocchi, Federico Bacà, Roberta Rosato, Francesco Chiumiento and Giacomo Migliorati

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Even though paraquat is considered to be one of the most toxic herbicides, it is one of the most used ones. Paraquat-based preparations are heavily used across many important agricultural countries and for a l...

    Authors: Franziska Heydebreck

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:4

    Content type: Data Article

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  4. Salmonella and E. coli O157 are common causes of foodborne diseases. Evisceration and de-hiding steps can lead to carcass contamination during slaughter operation. In Ethiopia, information on the association betw...

    Authors: Fanta D. Gutema, Reta D. Abdi, Getahun E. Agga, Seyoum Firew, Geertrui Rasschaert, Wesley Mattheus, Florence Crombe, Luc Duchateau, Sarah Gabriël and Lieven De Zutter

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:3

    Content type: Data Article

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  5. The current study aims to investigate the levels of the toxic metal in agricultural products (legumes, wheat, and potato) collected in Markazi province, Iran, and human health risk by using inductively coupled...

    Authors: Fereshteh Karimi, Nabi Shariatifar, Mohammad Rezaei, Mahsa Alikord and Majid Arabameri

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:2

    Content type: Data Article

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  6. 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 th...

    Authors: Edelbis López-Dávila, Michael Houbraken, Jasmine De Rop, Gregor Claus, Abukari Wumbei, Osvaldo Romero Romero and Pieter Spanoghe

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2021 8:1

    Content type: Data Article

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  7. Due to the importance of water, the negative effects of water pollution on human health and the lack of proper knowledge of the state of research in this regard, the purpose of this study was to analyse scient...

    Authors: Aram Tirgar, Zahra Aghalari, Mika Sillanpää and Hans-Uwe Dahms

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2020 7:2

    Content type: Data Article

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  8. Aflatoxins are a category of mycotoxins produced by certain molds naturally occurring as food and feed contaminants with toxic effects to both animals and humans. In Uganda, previous studies on aflatoxins main...

    Authors: Jesca L. Nakavuma, Angella Kirabo, Paul Bogere, Margaret M. Nabulime, Archileo N. Kaaya and Benoit Gnonlonfin

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2020 7:1

    Content type: Data Article

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  9. Poultry meat can be contaminated by different types of microorganisms during processing in processing plant. The microbiological quality of chicken carcasses and along with processing steps and environmental c...

    Authors: Samita Maharjan, Binod Rayamajhee, Vijay Singh Chhetri, Samendra P. Sherchan, Om Prakash Panta and Tika Bahadur Karki

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:8

    Content type: Data Article

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  10. Low moisture foods like spices are known to be contaminated with pathogens, sun-dried chili pepper powder not left out. A study was conducted to determine the effect of gamma irradiation on the decontamination...

    Authors: Bernard Tawiah Odai, Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Firibu K. Saalia, Moses Lorenzo Akyeh, Wellington Torgby-Tetteh, Seth Willliams Nii-Odartey Mills and David Azanu

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:7

    Content type: Data Article

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  11. When present in animal feedstuff, mycotoxins contaminants and antibiotic residues can have negative implications for animal production and Public Health, including the transmission of carcinogenic compounds an...

    Authors: Astrid Leiva, Geovanna Méndez, César Rodríguez, Andrea Molina and Fabio Granados-Chinchilla

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:5

    Content type: Data Article

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  12. Aflatoxin contamination in traditionally fermented cereal-based beverages is a serious food safety challenge considering that commercialization of these products is rising. The challenge is aggravated by the f...

    Authors: Stellah Byakika, Ivan Muzira Mukisa, Alex Paul Wacoo, Remco Kort, Yusuf Byenkya Byaruhanga and Charles Muyanja

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:4

    Content type: Data Article

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  13. A total of 181 samples of cereals and legumes, including mustard, maize, finger millet, sesame, cowpea/black-eyed pea, Urad dal /split bean, foxtail millet, long bean and green gram from the North Central Prov...

    Authors: E. M. R. K. B. Edirisinghe and B. K. K. K. Jinadasa

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:3

    Content type: Data Article

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  14. Overuse of pesticides in vegetables and related fresh products raises serious public health concerns. However, the recognition and assessment of the magnitude of public health risk remains a low priority in lo...

    Authors: Honest Machekano, Wellington Masamba, Brighton M. Mvumi and Casper Nyamukondiwa

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:2

    Content type: Data Article

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  15. Foodborne diseases associated with the consumption of meat and its products are of public health significance worldwide. The study is, therefore, aimed to estimate the prevalence and the antimicrobial resistan...

    Authors: Andarge Zelalem, Mekonnen Sisay, Jessie L. Vipham, Kebede Abegaz, Ameha Kebede and Yitagele Terefe

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2019 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  16. This paper describes the activities and the results obtained from a monitoring of contamination levels of some metals: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), total arsenic (Astot), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), an...

    Authors: Valeria Melai, Armando Giovannini, Francesco Chiumiento, Mirella Bellocci and Giacomo Migliorati

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:8

    Content type: Data Article

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  17. Contamination of vegetables by multidrug resistant pathogens is of global concern. This is the first report on the antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica from lettuce and cabbage source...

    Authors: Frederick Adzitey

    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2018 5:7

    Content type: Data Article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Data article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  31. 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

    Content type: data Article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  36. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Review article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  45. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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  46. 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

    Content type: Data Article

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