The retail market for fresh cassava root tubers in the European Union (EU): the case of Copenhagen, Denmark--a chemical food safety issue?

@article{KolindHansen2010TheRM,
  title={The retail market for fresh cassava root tubers in the European Union (EU): the case of Copenhagen, Denmark--a chemical food safety issue?},
  author={Lotte Kolind-Hansen and Lorraine M. Brimer},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={
          252-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND A number of retail shops in Copenhagen sell fresh cassava roots. Cassava roots contain the toxic cyanogenic glucoside linamarin. A survey was made of the shop characteristics, origin of the roots, buyers, shop owner's knowledge of toxicity levels, and actual toxicity levels. RESULTS Shops selling fresh cassava were shown mostly to be owned by persons originating in the Middle East or Afghanistan, buyers were found to predominantly be of African origin, and sellers' knowledge… CONTINUE READING