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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

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

  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Groundnut is an important cash crop for domestic markets as well as for foreign trade in several developing and developed countries. It is also one of the most valuable cash crops in eastern Ethiopia. However,...

    Authors: Ephrem Guchi
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:10
  31. Contamination of pet foods and infant formula with high levels of melamine has resulted in a number of cases of illness and deaths among pets and children; however, the long-term effects of low dose exposures ...

    Authors: Robert A Lynch, Heather Hollen, David L Johnson and Jacob Bartels
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:9
  32. Heavy metals such as arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd), are potential toxic substances that may incorporate in productive systems in multiple ways including contaminated feedstuff. In this...

    Authors: Fabio Granados-Chinchilla, Sugey Prado Mena and Lisbeth Mata Arias
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:8
  33. Three conventional lettuce farms were evaluated in Southern Brazil using a standardized self-assessment questionnaire with 69 indicators and a microbiological sampling plan in order to assess the status of cur...

    Authors: Sabrina Bartz, Claudia Titze Hessel, Rochele de Quadros Rodrigues, Anelise Possamai, Fabiana Oliveira Perini, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Mieke Uyttendaele, Renar João Bender and Eduardo César Tondo
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:7
  34. The clam Tivela mactroides is an important sandy-beach resource along the western Atlantic coast, and is widely harvested by both tourists and residents for recreational, subsistence and/or economic purposes. The...

    Authors: Márcia Regina Denadai, Daniela Franco Carvalho Jacobucci, Isabella Fontana, Satie Taniguchi and Alexander Turra
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:6
  35. The presence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in livestock animals, especially in pigs, gave rise to concerns of pork being a possible MRSA source to the human populat...

    Authors: Marijke Verhegghe, Lieve Herman, Freddy Haesebrouck, Patrick Butaye, Marc Heyndrickx and Geertrui Rasschaert
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:5

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:12

  36. Various kinds of fruit juices and sherbets sold by the street vendors are widely consumed in Dhaka city. These street vended fruit juices and sherbets are usually high in microbial loads. So, the present study...

    Authors: Mahbub Murshed Khan, Md Tazul Islam, Mohammed Mehadi Hassan Chowdhury and Sharmin Rumi Alim
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:4
  37. The concentrations of 16 pesticides residues (alpha BHC, gamma BHC (lindane), beta BHC, Heptachlor, Aldrin, Heptachlor Epoxide, Endosulfan I, Dieldrin, Endrin, Endosulfan II, 4, 4 DDT, Endosulfan Aldehyde, End...

    Authors: Lawrence I Ezemonye, Ozekeke S Ogbeide, Isioma Tongo, Alex A Enuneku and Emmanuel Ogbomida
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:3
  38. Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris is a key spoilage causing bacterium commonly found in fruit juices and purees. Commercial real-time PCR based assays to detect this organism are available, but ...

    Authors: Shima Shayanfar, Christina Harzman and Suresh D Pillai
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:2
  39. Arsenic and heavy metals are implicated in causation of CKDu among farmers in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Rice has been identified as a major source of arsenic in research carried out in other countries. We analyze...

    Authors: Channa Jayasumana, Priyani Paranagama, Saranga Fonseka, Mala Amarasinghe, Sarath Gunatilake and Sisira Siribaddana
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2015 2:1
  40. In this research, Uranium (238U), Thorium (232Th) and Potassium (40K) specific activity in (Bq/kg) were measured in (12) different types of wheat flours that are available in Iraqi markets. The gamma spectrometry...

    Authors: Ali Abid Abojassim, Husain Hamad Al-Gazaly and Suha Hade Kadhim
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2014 1:6
  41. Since large-scale commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops began in 1996, a concern has been that non-GM crops may become contaminated by GM crops and that wild or weedy relatives of GM crops gro...

    Authors: Becky Price and Janet Cotter
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2014 1:5
  42. Although raw meat and its products are commonly consumed in traditional Ethiopian diets, E. coli O157: H7 is rarely studied compared to other countries. Thus the present study has been designed to determine the p...

    Authors: Tizeta Bekele, Girma Zewde, Genene Tefera, Aklilu Feleke and Kaleab Zerom
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2014 1:4
  43. Campylobacter is a foodborne pathogen that is commonly associated with chicken. The aim of this work was to evaluate the prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni (as affected by refrigerated storage) in chicken samples...

    Authors: Hany M Yehia and Mosffer M AL-Dagal
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2014 1:2
  44. Unsafe food consumption is a severe problem because of heavy metal contamination, which is caused by director indirect activities of industries. The present study was conducted to assess the risk of human heal...

    Authors: Faysal Elahi Khan, Yeasmin Nahar Jolly, GM Rabiul Islam, Shirin Akhter and Jamiul Kabir
    Citation: International Journal of Food Contamination 2014 1:1

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