Food Toxicants Analysis

Food Toxicants Analysis

Techniques, Strategies and Developments

1st Edition - December 13, 2006

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  • Editor: Yolanda Picó
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468013

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Food Toxicants Analysis covers different aspects from the field of analytical food toxicology including emerging analytical techniques and applications to detect food allergens, genetically modified organisms, and novel ingredients (including those of functional foods). Focus will be on natural toxins in food plants and animals, cancer modulating substances, microbial toxins in foods (algal, fungal, and bacterial) and all groups of contaminants (i.e., pesticides), persistent organic pollutants, metals, packaging materials, hormones and animal drug residues. The first section describes the current status of the regulatory framework, including the key principles of the EU food law, food safety, and the main mechanisms of enforcement. The second section addresses validation and quality assurance in food toxicants analysis and comprises a general discussion on the use of risk analysis in establishing priorities, the selection and quality control of available analytical techniques. The third section addresses new issues in food toxicant analysis including food allergens and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The fourth section covers the analysis of organic food toxicants.

Key Features

* step-by-step guide to the use of food analysis techniques
* eighteen chapters covering emerging fields in food toxicants analysis
* assesses the latest techniques in the field of inorganic analysis


For post-graduate students, biologists, bromatologists, toxicologists, chemists, agronomists, hygienist, and everybody who need to use the analytical techniques for evaluating food safety.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Regulations
    1. The international regulation of chemical toxicants in food: Codex Alimentarius (M. Varadi).

    2. Different legislation on toxicants in foodstuffs (P. Paulsen et al.).

    Part 2. Risk and Quality Assurance
    3. Risk analysis process (J. Bridges, O. Bridges).

    4. Quality assurance in toxicants analysis (R. Wood).

    Part 3. Molecular Biology Techniques
    5. Immunoassays (N.A. Lee, I.R. Kennedy).

    6. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)(N. Marmiroli, E. Maestri).

    7. Analysis of food allergens. Practical applications (A.J. Van Hengel et al.).

    8. Sampling, detection, identification and quantification of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs)(A. Holst-Jensen).

    Part 4. Screening and Chromatographic Methods
    9. Extraction procedures (S. Boglialli et al.).

    10. Clean-up and fractionation methods (D.J. Fletouris).

    11. Automated clean-up techniques (H.G.J. Mol).

    12. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) (J. Hajšlová, T. Čajka).

    13. Liquid chromatography with conventional detection (M. Rokka et al.).

    14. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) (C. Blasco, Y. Picó).

    15. Capillary electrophoresis (A. Fekete, P. Schmitt-Koppling).

    16. Sensors, biosensors and MIP based sensors (M. la Farré, D. Barceló).

    17. Atomic absorption spectroscopy (S. Akman et al.).

    18. Electrochemical stripping analysis of trace and ultra-trace concentrations of toxics metals and metalloids in foods and beverages (S.B. Adeloju).

    19. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)(F. Cubadda).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 786
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: December 13, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080468013

About the Editor

Yolanda Picó

Affiliations and Expertise

Area de Nutricio i Bromatologia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

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