African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6150

Full Length Research Paper

Foodborne diseases, fish and the case of Aeromonas spp.

Alejandro De Jesus Cortes-Sanchez
  • Alejandro De Jesus Cortes-Sanchez
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). Unidad Nayarit del Centro de Investigaciones Biologícas del Noroeste (UNCIBNOR+). Calle Dos No. 23. Cd. del Conocimiento. Av. Emilio M. González. Cd. Industrial. C.P. 63173.Tepic, Nayarit, México.
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Luis Daniel Espinosa-Chaurand
  • Luis Daniel Espinosa-Chaurand
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). Unidad Nayarit del Centro de Investigaciones Biologícas del Noroeste (UNCIBNOR+). Calle Dos No. 23. Cd. del Conocimiento. Av. Emilio M. González. Cd. Industrial. C.P. 63173.Tepic, Nayarit, México.
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Rodolfo Garza-Torres
  • Rodolfo Garza-Torres
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). Unidad Nayarit del Centro de Investigaciones Biologícas del Noroeste (UNCIBNOR+). Calle Dos No. 23. Cd. del Conocimiento. Av. Emilio M. González. Cd. Industrial. C.P. 63173.Tepic, Nayarit, México.
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Mayra Diaz-Ramirez
  • Mayra Diaz-Ramirez
  • Departamento de Ciencias de la Alimentación. División de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Unidad Lerma. Av. Hidalgo Poniente 46, Col. La Estación, Lerma de Villada, Estado de México. 52006. México.
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Ma. De La Paz Salgado-Cruz
  • Ma. De La Paz Salgado-Cruz
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas. Unidad Zacatenco. Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN). Ciudad de México, México.
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Lilia Sánchez-Minutii
  • Lilia Sánchez-Minutii
  • Lab. Procesos Biotecnológicos, Universidad Politécnica de Tlaxcala. Av. Universidad Politécnica No. 1 San Pedro Xalcaltzinco, Tepeyanco Tlaxcala, C.P. 90180. México.
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Raquel García-Barrientos
  • Raquel García-Barrientos
  • Lab. Procesos Biotecnológicos, Universidad Politécnica de Tlaxcala. Av. Universidad Politécnica No. 1 San Pedro Xalcaltzinco, Tepeyanco Tlaxcala, C.P. 90180. México.
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  •  Received: 08 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 19 February 2019
  •  Published: 14 March 2019

Abstract

Food intake is an imperative need of living beings in order to obtain the nutrients and energy necessary for their growth and development. All human beings worldwide have the right to access to nutritious and safe food. Food safety is a term that has become increasingly important in food production; is defined as the set of conditions and actions necessary along all phases of the food chain (from its primary production to the consumer's table) that guarantee that the food that is ingested does not represent a risk in the health of consumers. Food can be contaminated by different types of hazards (heavy metals, pesticides, microorganisms among others) compromising their safety and functioning as vehicles for various diseases. Foodborne diseases are considered globally a serious problem in public health, and a challenge in the production and commercialization of food. The purpose of this document is to provide a general overview of foodborne diseases, causative agents with emphasis on the genus Aeromonas spp., methods of detection, actions of prevention and control of foodborne diseases in addition to considering the phenomenon of antimicrobial resistance detected in these pathogens of relevance in public health and production of food mainly of aquatic origin.

Key words: Aeromonas, ascites, fish, food safety, processing, public health, tilapia.