African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 790

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of exposure to staphylococcal enterotoxins genes by consumption of ready to consume milk products in milk shop outlets in Mbeya, Tanzania

Heriel Fanuel Massawe
  • Heriel Fanuel Massawe
  • Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI), P. O. Box 6191, Uyole, Mbeya, Tanzania.
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Sharadhuli Iddi Kimera
  • Sharadhuli Iddi Kimera
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P. O. Box 3021, Chuo Kikuu Morogoro, Tanzania.
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Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela
  • Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P. O. Box 3021, Chuo Kikuu Morogoro, Tanzania.
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Lusato Revocatus Kurwijila
  • Lusato Revocatus Kurwijila
  • Department of Animal, Aquaculture and Range Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P. O. Box 3004, Chuo Kikuu Morogoro, Tanzania.
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  •  Received: 24 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019

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