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  1. Data article

    Penicillin-G and oxytetracycline residues in beef sold for human consumption in Maroua, Cameroon

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:17

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Data article

    Human health risk assessment of cyanide levels in water and tuber crops from Kenyasi, a mining community in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:16

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  3. Data article

    Determination of methanol and ethanol concentrations in local and foreign alcoholic drinks and food products (Banku, Ga kenkey, Fante kenkey and Hausa koko) in Ghana

    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 ...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:14

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  4. Data article

    Health risks due to consumption of pesticides in ready-to-eat vegetables (salads) in Kumasi, Ghana

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:13

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  5. Data article

    Incidence of enteric pathogens in ugba, a traditional fermented food from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla)

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:12

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  6. Data Article

    Assessment of pesticide residue levels among locally produced fruits and vegetables in Monze district, Zambia

    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...

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

    International Journal of Food Contamination 2017 4:11

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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