Antimicrobial resistance in fresh produce production in Africa

Somorin, Yinka M., Akanni, Gabriel B. and Anyogu, Amarachukwu ORCID: (2023) Antimicrobial resistance in fresh produce production in Africa. In: Antimicrobial Research and One Health in Africa. Springer, UK, pp. 183-213. ISBN 9783031237966

[thumbnail of Somorin,_Y.M.,_Akanni,_G.B.,_Anyogu,_A._2023_Antimicrobial_resistance_in_fresh_produce_production_in_Africa.pdf] PDF
Somorin,_Y.M.,_Akanni,_G.B.,_Anyogu,_A._2023_Antimicrobial_resistance_in_fresh_produce_production_in_Africa.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 27 February 2025.

Download (1MB)


Fresh produce, consisting of fruits and vegetables, is increasingly recognised and promoted as essential components of a healthy diet. Since fresh produce are minimally processed and consumed raw for the most part, humans may be infected with antimicrobial-resistant bacteria through fresh produce consumption. Fresh produce consumption has increased significantly in Africa in recent decades, and they represent a significant vehicle for the transmission of pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria to humans. This poses a risk to public health, a risk which is often underappreciated in many countries. Therefore, this chapter presents a comprehensive overview of the current information on pathogenic- and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in fresh produce in Africa, examines relevant factors contributing to the microbial contamination of fresh produce and discusses recommendations to support stakeholders in taking appropriate steps to improve the safety of the fresh produce chain in Africa.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-031-23796-6_9
Keywords: Fruits and vegetables, Foodborne disease outbreaks, Healthy diets, Low-income settings, Food safety, Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, Public health
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Microbiology
Medicine and health > Nutrition
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Amarachukwu Anyogu
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2023 16:43
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 12:25

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item