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Descriptor English: Food Contamination
Descriptor Spanish: Contaminación de Alimentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Contaminação de Alimentos
Descriptor French: Contamination des aliments
Entry term(s): Adulteration, Food
Adulterations, Food
Contamination, Food
Contaminations, Food
Food Adulteration
Food Adulterations
Food Contaminations
Tree number(s): J01.576.423.850.730.500.249
N06.850.460.400
N06.850.601.500.249
SP4.032.358.495.100
SP6.041.137.133
VS2.001.003.001.005
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005506
Scope note: The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
Annotation: coordinate with specific food item; contamination by dirt, dust, chemicals & toxic substances, organisms; contamination by microbes: consider FOOD MICROBIOLOGY + specific microbe + specific food item /microbiol; contamination by parasites: consider FOOD PARASITOLOGY + specific parasite + specific food item /parasitol
Allowable Qualifiers: AN analysis
EC economics
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
DeCS ID: 24447
Unique ID: D005506
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Food Contamination - Preferred
Concept UI M0008676
Scope note The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
Preferred term Food Contamination
Entry term(s) Contamination, Food
Contaminations, Food
Food Contaminations
Food Adulteration - Narrower
Concept UI M0008675
Preferred term Food Adulteration
Entry term(s) Adulteration, Food
Adulterations, Food
Food Adulterations



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