African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 978

Table of Content: February 2010; 4(2)

February 2010

Occurrence of some enteropathogenic bacteria in some minimally and fully processed ready-to-eat foods in Kano metropolis, Nigeria

Twelve (12) different food types consisting of five (5) fully processed and seven (7) minimally processed ready–to–eat foods sourced from different areas of Kano metropolis were analysed for the presence of enteropathogenic bacteria from June – August, 2009. Enumeration of aerobic mesophilic bacteria using the aerobic plate count (APC) revealed that the mean count for all foods examined except zobo...

Author(s): A. Bukar, A. Uba and T. I. Oyeyi

February 2010

Preliminary study on the effect of sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum) molasses on steroidogenesis in testicular cell cultures

  Blackstrap molasses has been used for centuries in the preparation of food products and have also been used to treat numerous ailments such as high blood pressure, arthritis, ulcers, dermatitits, eczema, constipation, colitis, varicose veins and many other health problems. Reports suggest that blackstrap molasses may have endocrine disruptive effects in cattle. The present study investigated the effect of...

Author(s): Farzana Rahiman and Edmund John Pool

February 2010

Evaluation of the biochemical effects of auxins on nutritional quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon), genotype JM 94/47

  The effect of Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) and naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) at 60, 100 and 140 mg/L was evaluated on some biochemical indices of the nutritional quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon). The parameters evaluated were crude proteins, crude fat, crude fibre, ash, dry matter, titratable acidity, total carbohydrate, total soluble solids (oBrix), pH and oBrix/Acid...

Author(s): C. O. Olaiya, K. O. Soetan and N. S. Ogunkolade

February 2010

Existence of Listeria species in broiler carcasses with an attempt to control Listeria monocytogenes using trisodium phosphate

  The existence and control of Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes on broiler’s ceca, meat and skin at the retail level of Ismailia city, Egypt were studied. Dipping chicken filets in solution of (wt/vol) 0, 5, 10 or 15% Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) for 0, 3, 7 or 10 min were applied to chicken samples inoculated with L. monocytogenes. The results of this study revealed...

Author(s): Ali M. Ahmed and Nashwa M. Abd El-Atti

February 2010

Effect of skin contact treatments on the aroma profile and chemical components of mulberry (Morus alba Linn.) wines

  A study was conducted to determine the effect of extended skin contact time on the sensory properties of mulberry wine. Aroma components were analyzed by headspace–solid phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (HS–SPME/GC–MS). The contents in aroma compounds were related to the skin contact time. Compared with immediate pressing and 6 h skin...

Author(s): Supachai Samappito and Luchai Butkhup

February 2010

Prevalence of Brucella antibodies in marketed milk in Jos and environs

  A total of 200 milk samples comprising 100 from Fulani cattle herds and 100 from milk sellers in and around Jos metropolis were screened for Brucella antibodies by milk ring test (MRT). About 5 ml of bulk milk was collected immediately after milking into sterile bijou bottles with screw caps. Similarly, 5 ml of milk were also collected from milk sellers at various selling points within the Jos...

Author(s): W. J. Bertu, M. Dapar, A. M. Gusi, S. S. Ngulukun, S. Leo and L. D. Jwander