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Food Contamination MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Food Contamination
Tree Number(s)
J01.576.423.850.730.500.249
N06.850.460.400
N06.850.601.500.249
Unique ID
D005506
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005506
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
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.
Entry Term(s)
Food Adulteration
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Food Contamination Preferred
Food Adulteration Narrower
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