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Food Chemical Safety


Chemical contaminants in food, from pesticides and veterinary drug residues to contamination from food packaging, are a major concern for the food industry. Written by a distinguished international team of contributors, this authoritative collection describes the main chemical contaminants, their health implications, how they contaminate food products, methods of detection and how such contaminants can be controlled.

Students and academics of food science and technology and food quality control personnel

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: May 2001

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-462-3


  • A comprehensive survey of the nature and occurrence of chemical contaminants., Food Science and Technology
    A most interesting technical publication., Food Technology in New Zealand
    …a useful reference text for students of food science and technology, for lecturers, for quality control personnel and in fact for anyone concerned with food safety., Food Technology in New Zealand


  • Part 1 Analytical methods: Risk analysis; Quality control and selection; Standardised methods of analysis for contaminants; Future direction for methods of analysis; Molecular imprint-based sensors in contaminant analysis; Bioassays in contaminant analysis. Part 2 Particular contaminants: Veterinary drug residues; Inorganic contaminants in food: Metals and metalloids, nitrate and nitrite; Environmental organic contaminants in food: Aromatic hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and PCBs, chlorinated hydrocarbons, phthalic acid esters, endocrine disrupters; Chemical migration from food packaging; Pesticides; Mycotoxins. Part 3 Regulation: International regulation of chemical contaminants in food; Regulation of chemical contaminants in foodstuffs in the EU; Contaminant regulation and management in the US.


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