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Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081006740, 9780081006757

Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food

2nd Edition

Editors: D Schrenk Alexander Cartus
eBook ISBN: 9780081006757
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081006740
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 27th June 2017
Page Count: 618
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Table of Contents


Part One: Risk assessment and selected analytical methods
1. Risk assessment of chemical contaminants and residues in food
2. Gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy techniques for the detection of chemical contaminants and residues in foods
3. Applications of HPLC-MS techniques for the analysis of chemical contaminants and residues in food

Part Two: Major chemical contaminants of food
4. Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls in foods
5. Emerging environmental organic contaminants in foods
6. Veterinary drug residues in foods
7. Pesticide residues in foods
8. Heat-generated toxicants in foods: acrylamide, MCPD esters and furan
9. Heat-generated toxicants in food II: heterocyclic aromatic amines
10. Heat-generated toxicants in food III: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
11. Toxic metals and metalloids in foods
12. Toxicants in foods generated by non-thermal processes
13. D-Amino acids and cross-linked amino acids as food contaminants
14. Mycotoxins in foods
15. Mykotoxins in food II (fusarium toxins)
16. Phycotoxins and food safety
17. Undesired plant derived components in food

Part Three: Contamination of particular foods
18. Chemical contamination of cereals
19. Chemical contamination of red meat
20. Chemical contamination of poultry meat and eggs
21. Contamination of finfish with persistent organic pollutants and metals
22. Contamination of marine molluscs with heavy metals


Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food, Second Edition is an invaluable tool for all industrial and academic researchers involved with food safety, from industry professionals responsible for producing safe food, to chemical analysts involved in testing the final products.

This updated edition is expanded to cover the latest research and emerging issues, and has additional information useful for food safety testing. Written by an international team of expert contributors, this edition explores the entire food chain, acting as a roadmap for further research.

Key Features

  • Includes expanded coverage on risk assessment and testing technologies
  • Presents fully updated chapters to provide the most up-to-date information in research on food chemical safety
  • Provides new information on hot topic areas, such as food additives, mycotoxins, nanomaterials and food contact materials


Food toxicologists, food scientists and academics in the field of food safety; food regulators


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About the Editors

D Schrenk

D Schrenk

Professor Dieter Schrenk leads a research team at the Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Professor Schrenk has published extensively on a wide variety of topics within food science, with particular focus on health-related effects of food ingredients.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical University of Kaiserlautern, Germany

Alexander Cartus

Alexander Cartus

Dr. Alexander Cartus is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He leads a research team focusing on the toxicological properties and risk assessment of food constituents, especially naturally occurring compounds like alkenylbenzenes.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany