Food Chemical Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855734623, 9781855736320

Food Chemical Safety

1st Edition

Volume 1: Contaminants

Editors: David Watson
eBook ISBN: 9781855736320
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855734623
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd May 2001
Page Count: 336
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Table of Contents

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.


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.

Key Features

  • Describes the main chemical contaminants of food, 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


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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

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About the Editors

David Watson Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Food Standards Agency, UK