Hussaini Makun

Federal University of Technology Minna

Hussaini Anthony Makun is currently working as Professor of Biochemistry and Centre Leader of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety in the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He completed his PhD in Biochemistry (Toxicology) from the same University. The researcher was a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) with Food Environment and Health Research Group of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) between 2008 and 2010. He is the Lead Researcher of the Food and Toxicology Research Group (FTRG), which conducts researches on mycotoxins, African medicinal plants and substances of abuse in Nigeria. He has won seven national and international grants and is a member of the African Union Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Contaminants in Food (2012-2016). He has 57 publications in peer-reviewed journals, technical papers and books.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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Food-borne diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is estimated that about 2.2 million people die yearly due to food and water contamination. Food safety and consequently food security are therefore of immense importance to public health, international trade and world economy. This book, which has 10 chapters, provides information on the incidence, health implications and effective prevention and control strategies of food-related diseases. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and researchers in the fields of life sciences, medicine, agriculture, food science and technology, trade and economics. Policy makers and food regulatory officers will also find it useful in the course of their duties.

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