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Microbiological Contamination Of Food: The Mechanisms, Impacts And Prevention

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Alum, Eucharia Akanele, Urom, Scholastica Mgbo Otu Chukwu, Ben, Chukwu Mary Ahudie



Alert, Food safety, Food poisoning, Impacts, Mechanisms, Microbiological Contamination, Prevention and Control



Food growers, handlers and consumers, beware! Food, the basic need of man can cause devastating impacts if contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms/microbial toxins. The reliable supply of safe food that is free from harmful contaminants is important for the people’s general health and daily life, economic development and social stability and the government and countries’ image. One way to protect a population from all the detrimental impacts of food microbiological contamination is to spread information and knowledge about the sources and routes of transmission of pathogens into food. This paper review thus addressed the microbiological contamination of foods including the mechanisms of microbiological contamination, microbial contaminants and their commonly associated foods, impacts of microbial contamination of food and their prevention and control. The paper also gave some hints on certain foods to avoid in order to evade food poisoning. Stay alert, follow proper procedures and enjoy your food, health and food business.



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