American Journal of Food Science and Health
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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.3, No.2, Apr. 2017, Pub. Date: Jun. 14, 2017
Food Related Parasitic Infection: A Review
Pages: 30-34 Views: 143 Downloads: 127
Authors
[01] Wafaa M. Hikal, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; Parasitology Lab., Water Pollution Researches Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
[02] Hussein A. H. Said-Al Ahl, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Researches Department, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt.
Abstract
Food safety, regardless of the specific food product, should be of paramount concern to everyone. All countries need to ensure that national food supplies are safe, of good quality and available in adequate amounts at affordable prices to safeguard good nutrition and health for all population groups. Parasitic diseases represent one potential health risk. The incidence of food-borne diseases continues to adversely affect the health and productivity of populations in most countries. However, food-borne infections have become of increasing concern to governments and the food industry. Improvements in international transportation means food can be distributed throughout the world, but so can the parasitic pathogens which contaminate foods. Alternatively, tourists are being affected abroad and possibly transmitting the pathogen to others at home. Thus, an increasing number of food-related illnesses are international in scope. In this review parasitic contamination of foods of animal origin, particularly meat and fish will be discussed together with potential problems associated with water and unwashed fruits and vegetables from foods.
Keywords
Food Borne Parasites, Intestinal Parasitic Infections, Vegetables, Meat, Fish
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