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Pesticide traces in local crops of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba: risk assessment study

Vegetables and rice produced in Cuba may contain residue of pesticides that exceed the maximum residue limits (MRLs). Pesticide residues on crop samples from Sancti Spíritus province were analyzed. Based on these residue data, a risk assessment of consumer exposure was conducted.

Open for submissions: Microplastics and nanoplastics in food, water and environmental safety

Since the term microplastics surfaced in early years of this century its presence in the environment and food chain has become an area of great interest and concern. Contamination by microplastic in air, land, aquatic bodies, flora and fauna are being investigated through multidisciplinary research efforts. 


  1. Authors: Salar Maani, Kavous Solhjoo, Mohammad Aref Bagherzadeh, Ahmadreza Bazmjoo, Hooshmand Ghorbaani Barnaaji, Hamed Mir, Fares Bahrami, Seyedeh Zahra Khademi, Morteza Shams, Amir Abdoli and Fatemeh Ghaffarifar

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Food Contamination 2023 10:5

Editor's Profile

New Content ItemAndreja Rajkovic is professor of food safety at the department of Food Safety and Food Quality at Ghent University. Research interests include the study of pathogens, microbial toxins, virulence, toxicity of mixtures, and host-pathogen interactions. He is currently a promoter for the ‘Euromix: European Test and Risk Assessment Strategies for Mixtures’ and ‘FutureFood’ projects.  

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