Volume 19 Part 1 Article 8: A review of microbiological and chemical safety-related research on mushroom cultivation and consumption in Ghana

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 8
Year 2016
Title: A review of microbiological and chemical safety-related research on mushroom cultivation and consumption in Ghana
Author: Deborah Louisa Narh Mensah

Abstract:
The mushroom industry in Ghana has seen some growth over the years, with various research carried out. These research have been largely focused on ethnomycological surveys and mushroom growth characteristics on various substrates. More research is being carried out on biochemical characteristics of some wild and cultivated mushrooms in recent times. With the increased cultivation and consumption of wild and cultivated mushrooms in the country, the need for safety measures in the industry from farm-to-fork cannot be overemphasized. This review gives an overview of the kind of microbiological and chemical safety- related research carried out on mushroom cultivation and consumption in Ghana, highlights some results obtained in these studies, and maps out some areas for consideration for research into safety-related issues on mushrooms in Ghana.

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