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Monitoring of Biological Hazards in Herbal Crops from Korean Market
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Monitoring of Biological Hazards in Herbal Crops from Korean Market
Lee, Young Seob; Lee, Sang Won; Kim, Yeon Bok; Kim, Ok Tae; Park, Kyeong Hun; Lee, Jae Won; Lee, Dae Young; Kim, Geum Soog; Kwon, Dong Yeul; Han, Sin Hee;
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 Abstract
Background: The public has increasing concerns about herbal crops owing to insufficient information on biological hazards such as foodborne pathogens. Therefore, the objective of this study is the development of a herbal crop quality control system through monitoring with biological hazard analysis. Today, it is estimated that millions of people become ill every year from food contamination. The public demands agricultural products of stable and consistent quality. Governments have the responsibility of establishing the standards, legislation and enforcement programs necessary to control food quality and safety. However, research on the biosafety of herbal crop products is still insufficient. Therefore, the implementation of monitoring systems with high standards is critical for public safety. Methods and Results: In this study, we collected 52 samples of herbal crop products, and conducted both quantitative and qualitative biological hazard analysis. With biological hazard analysis, aerobic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, Coliforms, and Listeria spp. could be detected. Conclusions: Herbal crops were found to be contaminated with aerobic bacteria at . Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, Coliforms, and Listeria spp. were not detected in any of the samples. This research suggests that continuous monitoring of biological hazards is required to improve the quality of herbal crops.
 Keywords
Biological Hazard Analysis;Food Safety;Herbal crops;Natural Product;
 Language
Korean
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한국약용작물학회지, 2016. vol.24. 5, pp.341-350 crossref(new window)
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