African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 896

Full Length Research Paper

Microbiological quality and safety assessment of sun dried Rastrineobola argentea (Mukene) sold at selected landing sites of Lake Victoria and Peri Urban Kampala City Markets

Andrew Mwebesa Muhame
  • Andrew Mwebesa Muhame
  • Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University, P. O. Box 1, Uganda.
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Ediriisa Mugampoza
  • Ediriisa Mugampoza
  • Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University, P. O. Box 1, Uganda.
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Leakey Leonard Lubuulwa
  • Leakey Leonard Lubuulwa
  • Directorate Fisheries Resources, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda.
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George William Byarugaba Bazirake
  • George William Byarugaba Bazirake
  • Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University, P. O. Box 1, Uganda.
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Martin Mutambuka
  • Martin Mutambuka
  • Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University, P. O. Box 1, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 21 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020

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