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  1. Although bee honey is considered an essential and healthy food for humans, honey can be affected by various contaminants, such as antibiotics, that can cause health problems for consumers. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Adem Rama, Imer Haziri, Iliriana Miftari, Afërdita Zuka, Blend Zhuri, Arlind Latifi, Drilon Hasani and Fatgzim Latifi
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:10
  2. Campylobacter is among the leading causes of foodborne zoonotic disease worldwide, with chicken meat accounting for the majority of human illnesses. This baseline study generates the first quantitative data for C...

    Authors: Ihab Habib, Mohamed-Yousif Ibrahim Mohamed, Glindya Bhagya Lakshmi, Mushtaq Khan and Dan Li
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:9
  3. Staphylococcus aureus is an important opportunistic pathogen of raw milk and milk products, and the enterotoxins cause food poisoning. Milk and milk products are important reservoirs of enterotoxin-producing S. a...

    Authors: Abiot Deddefo, Gezahegne Mamo, Samson Leta and Kebede Amenu
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:8
  4. With most of the plastics ever produced now being waste, slowly degrading and fragmenting in the environment, microplastics (MPs) have become an emerging concern regarding their presence in food and influence ...

    Authors: Bozidar Udovicki, Mirjana Andjelkovic, Tanja Cirkovic-Velickovic and Andreja Rajkovic
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:7
  5. Microplastics (MPs) are emerging contaminants of concern in aquatic ecosystems. Up to now, only a few studies about MP contamination in drinking water have been published. In this study, we analysed drinking w...

    Authors: Ilias Semmouri, Maaike Vercauteren, Emmanuel Van Acker, Emmy Pequeur, Jana Asselman and Colin Janssen
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:6
  6. Pesticide use for fruits and vegetable production in Uganda may result in presence of residues on produce which may pose health risks to consumers. Uganda does not have an established system for monitoring pes...

    Authors: Charles Ssemugabo, Asa Bradman, John C. Ssempebwa, Fenna Sillé and David Guwatudde
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:4
  7. Mycotoxins are generally found in food, feed, dairy products, and beverages, subsequently presenting serious human and animal health problems. Not surprisingly, mycotoxin contamination has been a worldwide con...

    Authors: Sahar Nahle, André El Khoury, Ioannis Savvaidis, Ali Chokr, Nicolas Louka and Ali Atoui
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:3
  8. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40550-018-0064-3.

    Authors: Segni Bedasa, Daniel Shiferaw, Ashebr Abraha and Tesfanesh Moges
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:2
  9. Today, a few hundred mycotoxins have been identified and the number is rising. Mycotoxin detoxification of food and feed has been a technically uphill task for the industry. In the twenty-first century, the pu...

    Authors: Ahmad Nasrollahzadeh, Samira Mokhtari, Morteza Khomeiri and Per Saris
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2022 9:1
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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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