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Feasibility of a novel on-site detection method for aflatoxin in maize flour from markets and selected households in Kampala, Uganda
(MDPI AG, 2018-08-11)
In sub-Saharan Africa, there is a high demand for affordable and accessible methods for on-site detection of aflatoxins for appropriate food safety management. In this study, we validated an electrochemical immunosensor ...
Utilization of solid waste as a substrate for production of oil from oleaginous microorganisms
The overwhelming demand of oil and fats to meet the ever increasing needs for biofuel, cosmetics production, and other industrial purposes has enhanced a number of innovations in this industry. One such innovation is the ...
Improving health and wealth by introduction of an affordable bacterial starter culture for probiotic yoghurt production in Uganda
In rural Africa, income generating activities of many households heavily depend on agricultural activities. In this paper, we present the results of a multi-year intervention whereby dairy farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs ...
Probiotic enrichment and reduction of aflatoxins in a traditional African maize-based fermented food
Fermentation of food products can be used for the delivery of probiotic bacteria and means of food detoxification, provided that probiotics are able to grow, and toxins are reduced in raw materials with minimal effects on ...
Global cultural and public health challenges: the impact of conflict on health care in the Rhino camp refugee settlements in Uganda
(Sci Forschen, 2018-03-13)
The African continent has experienced much political instability for the last few decades. The instabilities have led to unending wars. These wars cause huge numbers in a population to flee for their safety, thus creating ...
Potential application of lactic acid starters in the reduction of aflatoxin contamination in fermented sorghum-millet beverages
(International Journal of Food Contamination, 2019)
Background: Aflatoxin contamination in traditionally fermented cereal-based beverages is a serious food safety challenge considering that commercialization of these products is rising. The challenge is aggravated by the ...