African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 937

Table of Content: April 2022; 16(4)

April 2022

Food safety practices of cooked food hawkers in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya

Hawking of cooked foods is an important economic activity, especially for low-income earners. However, the trade raises public health concerns particularly due to the likely breaches of food safety standards. Thus, this study investigated the food safety practices of hawkers of cooked foods in Tharaka Nithi County. A cross-sectional study design was used to collect data from 151 respondents using a questionnaire. The...

Author(s): Cornellius Musembi Muendo, Gideon Kikuvi and Susan Mambo

April 2022

Nutrient composition of selected seasonal food delicacies in Malawi

Five locally available seasonal delicacies in Malawi were analysed for their nutrient content. The five delicacies included three insect types, one bird and a plant tuber. The proximate analysis using standard methods of analysis showed that Nomadacris septemdasciata (insect) has the highest protein content (69.78±2.0%) followed very closely by Passer difusus (bird) (67.59±1.2%). The protein content of the...

Author(s): Mac Donald F. Jose, Lesten Eliez C. Chatepa, Felix D. Kumwenda and Peter P. Mumba