Barakat Mahmoud

United States Department of Agriculture

Dr. Mahmoud is an international food safety expert with 30 years of experience in food safety. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion at MSU. Prior to that, he held a postdoctoral position (in Food Safety) at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences (Food Safety) from Hokkaido University (Japan). Prior to that he was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). He held a researcher position at the NRC (Egypt) between 1994 and 2000. He received his BSc/MSc degrees in Agricultural Sciences from Cairo University. The main goal of Dr. Mahmoud’s work is to protect public health, reduce the prevalence of foodborne illness and promote the introduction of safer food using novel technologies. Dr. Mahmoud received more than $1M from the USDA, States and Food Industry to support his research (between 2008 and 2016). Dr. Mahmoud published about 100 publications (in international journals and/or conferences), two book chapters and edited a book entitled \'Salmonella-A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen” (His publications have been cited more than 1200 times). He served as an editor-in-chief, editor/editorial board member for several international journals including Food Microbiology, Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, and African Journal of Food Science. Dr. Mahmoud has provided technical assistance in food safety in several developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, Middle East, and the Caribbean including Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Lebanon, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, etc.

2books edited

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This edited volume “Food Security in Africa” is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of food safety and availability, water issues, farming and nutrition. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the public health and food security research area. All chapters are complete in itself but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors on Africa’s food security challenges, quality of water, small-scale farming as well as economic and social challenges that this continent is facing. Hopefully, this volume will open new possible research paths for further novel developments.

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