African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 846

Table of Content: July 2020; 14(6)

July 2020

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

Silver fish (Rastrineobola argentea) also locally known in Uganda as Mukene contributes significantly to Ugandan national economy and its value was estimated at $13 million US dollars in 2015. The fish is traditionally dried under direct sunshine on bare ground in unhygienic conditions, which expose it to dust and microbiological contamination. In this study, the microbial load of indicator and pathogenic organisms was...

Author(s): Andrew Mwebesa Muhame, Ediriisa Mugampoza, Leakey Leonard Lubuulwa, George William Byarugaba Bazirake and Martin Mutambuka  

July 2020

Psychobiotics in daily food against psychiatric disorders

Psychobiotics are probiotics microrganisms that affect the central nervous system neurological functions of a host. The gut-brain-axis via immune-metabolic pathways balances the gastrointestinal function and improves the quality of life of hosts with psychiatric disorders. Gut microorganisms have been found to participate in the balance of various psychiatric disorders, including "Anxiety and Depression",...

Author(s): Karina Teixeira Magalhães-Guedes, Alessandra Souza Marques do Nascimento, Talita Andrade da Anunciação and Sérgio Eduardo Soares  

July 2020

Effect of medium-chain triacylglycerols on reactive oxygen species in light irradiation-induced Maillard reaction with glucose-lysine systems

The primary objective of this study was to investigate the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the induction of Maillard reaction in the presence of medium-chain triacylglycerols (MCTs). Light irradiation was found to induce Maillard reaction in a glucose-lysine system and led to the generation of ROS. The glucose-lysine Millard reaction was clearly inhibited by the presence of MCTs. Enhancement of this...

Author(s): Toshiyuki Toyosaki and Yasuhide Sakane  

July 2020

Food safety knowledge and practices of street food vendors in selected locations within Kiambu County, Kenya

The safety of street foods remains a public health concern especially in developing countries like Kenya where foodborne illnesses associated with these foods have often been reported. This study determined the food hygiene and safety knowledge and practices of 345 street food vendors (SFVs) in selected locations within Kiambu County, Kenya. Data collection was accomplished through face-to-face interviews using...

Author(s): Johnson Mwove, Samuel Imathiu, Irene Orina and Paul Karanja