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  1. Data Article

    Microbial profile of common spices and spice blends used in Tamale, Ghana

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:10

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. data Article

    Heavy metal accumulation and health risk assessment in wastewater-irrigated urban vegetable farming sites of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:9

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Data Article

    Occurrence of ingression of Salmonella spp. in Betel leaf (Piper betle L.)

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:6

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Data Article

    Assessment of sulphonamides and tetracyclines antibiotic residue contaminants in rural and peri urban dairy value chains in Kenya

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:5

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  5. Short report

    A pilot study to assess lead exposure from routine consumption of coffee and tea from ceramic mugs: comparison to California Safe Harbor Levels

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:4

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  6. Data Article

    Microbiological quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) irrigated with wastewater in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and effect of green salads washing methods

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:3

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Data Article

    Bacteriological milk quality: possible hygienic factors and the role of Staphylococcus aureus in raw bovine milk in and around Gondar, Ethiopia

    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,...

    Betelihem Tegegne and Shimels Tesfaye

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  8. Review article

    Common milk adulteration and their detection techniques

    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...

    Tanzina Azad and Shoeb Ahmed

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:22

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  9. Data Article

    Presence of organochlorine pesticides in xoconostle (Opuntia joconostle) in the central region of Mexico

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:21

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  10. Data Article

    Assessing the potential for Salmonella growth in rehydrated dry dog food

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:20

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  11. Data Article

    Assessment of antibiotic residues in commercial and farm milk collected in the region of Guelma (Algeria)

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:19

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  12. Data Article

    Microbiota of frozen Vietnamese catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) marketed in Belgium

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:17

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  13. Data Article

    Hygienic assessment of spontaneously fermented raw camel milk (suusa) along the informal value chain in Kenya

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:18

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  14. Data Article

    Investigation of heavy metal contents in Cow milk samples from area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    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...

    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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:16

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  15. Data Article

    Assessment of awareness of mycotoxins infections in stored maize (Zea mays L.) and groundnut (arachis hypogea L.) in Kilosa District, Tanzania

    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, ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:12

    Published on: 11 August 2016

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

  16. Data Article

    Screening of caffeine, preservatives and antioxidants in dairy products available in Bangladesh using an RP-HPLC method

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:11

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  17. Data Article

    Antimicrobial usage in the chicken farming in Yaoundé, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:10

    Published on: 4 August 2016

  18. Data Article

    Effectiveness of the sanitation regimes used by dairy actors to control microbial contamination of plastic jerry cans’ surfaces

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:9

    Published on: 3 August 2016

  19. Data Article

    Dissipation pattern and risk assessment of the synthetic pyrethroid Lambda-cyhalothrin applied on tomatoes under dryland conditions, a case study

    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...

    Farag Malhat, Naglaa M. Loutfy and Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2016 3:8

    Published on: 29 July 2016

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