Chemical Analysis of Food

Chemical Analysis of Food

Techniques and Applications

2nd Edition - June 16, 2020

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  • Editor: Yolanda Pico
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132678

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Chemical Analysis of Food: Techniques and Applications, Second Edition, reviews the latest technologies and challenges in all stages of food analysis, from selecting the right approach, how to perform analytic procedures, and how to measure and report the results. The book is structured in two parts: the first describes the role of the latest developments in analytical and bio-analytical techniques, with the second reviewing innovative applications and issues in food analysis. The techniques discussed range from the non-invasive and non-destructive, such as infrared spectroscopy and ultrasound, to newly emerging areas, such as nanotechnology, biosensors and electronic noses and tongues. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters on ambient mass spectrometry, imaging techniques, omics approaches in food analysis, natural toxins analysis, food contact materials, nanomaterials and organic foods. All chapters are updated or rewritten to bring the content completely up-to-date.

Key Features

  • Reviews the attributes, benefits, limits and potential of all relevant analytic modalities, including spectroscopy, ultrasound and nanotechnology applications
  • Provides in-depth coverage of each technology, including near-infrared, mid-infrared, and Raman spectroscopy, low intensity ultrasound, microfluidic devices and biosensors, electronic noses and tongues, mass spectrometry and molecular techniques
  • Outlines practical solutions to challenging problems in food analysis, including how to combine techniques for improved efficacy
  • Covers all relevant applications of food analysis, such as traceability, authenticity and fraud, biologically-active food components, novel food and nutritional supplements, flavors and fragrances, and contaminants and allergens
  • Provides researchers with a single source of current research and includes contributions from internationally renowned experts in food science and technology and nutrition


Scientists and researchers working in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, food chemistry, toxicology, agronomy, nutrition, food processing and safety, and hygiene who are involved in food analysis. Other disciplines interested in food composition and food-related problems, such as nutritionists, food inspectors, food industry, and those involved in food risk assessment and management

Table of Contents

  • PART I: Chemical Analysis of Food
    1. Basics and Advances in Sampling and Sample Preparation
    2. Data Analysis and Chemometrics
    3. Near-Infrared, Mid-Infrared, and Raman Spectroscopy
    4. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    5. The Applications of nanotechnology
    6. Molecular Techniques
    7. Microfluidic Devices, Biosensors
    8. Electronic Noses and Tongues
    9. Liquid Chromatography
    10. Gas Chromatography
    11. Electrophoresis
    12. Mass Spectrometry
    13. Ambient Mass Spectrometry
    14. Imaging techniques
    15. Omics Approaches in Food Analysis

    PART II: Applications
    16. Traceability
    17. Food Authenticity and Fraud
    18. Food Proteomics
    19. Biologically Active, Health Promoting Food Components
    20. Novel Food and Nutritional Supplements
    21. Foodomics Evaluation of Genetically Modified Organisms
    22. Flavours and Odours
    23. Emerging Contaminants
    24. Natural Toxins Analysis
    25. Allergens
    26. Metal speciation
    27. Radionuclides
    28. Food Contact Materials
    29. Nanomaterials
    30. Organics foods

Product details

  • No. of pages: 916
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132661
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132678

About the Editor

Yolanda Pico

Yolanda Pico

Yolanda Pico was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1964. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacy in 1992, after which she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) (1992/1993) and at the “La Sapienza” University (Rome, Italy) (1996); Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Valencia (1993-1998). Since 1998 she is full Professor of Nutrition and Food Science at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Science, Toxicology and Legal Medicine of the University of Valencia and the Head of the research group in Food and Environmental Safety (SAMA-UV). Her research interests include identification of unknown compounds by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, microextraction separations and environmental and food safety, development of new analytical methods to determine contaminants in food and the environment and the application of methodologies to the risk assessment of different hazard within both field. She is the author of nearly 240 peer-reviewed papers 180 scientific papers in journals of SCI, 30 book chapters and editor of 3 books on Food and Environmental Safety and Applications of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. She has a hirsh index of 47 has been a member of various international scientific committees of renowned institutions. Other relevant activities include the following: Member of the Scientific Panel of Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR Panel) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (2009-2012) and partner of projects related with food, water and soil quality at the different national and international levels. She has been supervising 9 Ph.D. theses on food analysis (1992-2014).

Her main focusses are: risk assessment of the exposure to pesticide residues, veterinary and human medicines, illicit drugs, perfluorinated compounds, and other emerging compounds including toxic-analytical aspects, of bioavailability and bioaccesibility, synergisms, toxicity evaluation and detoxification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Food and Environmental Safety Research Group, University of Valencia, Spain

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