Food Toxicology and Forensics

Food Toxicology and Forensics

1st Edition - November 11, 2020

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  • Editor: Charis Galanakis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223611
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223604

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Food Toxicology and Forensics presents an overview on these subjects, along with the analytical tools necessary to handle the complexity of the issues at play between them. The book discusses the presence of foreign substances in food despite forensic analysis and supports the scientific community, laboratories and regulatory bodies in their aim to identify food fraud. Topics include the forensic attribution profiling of food by liquid chromatography (LC), contemporary mass spectrometry (MS), tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS), the application of ambient ionization mass spectrometry (AIMS) techniques for the analysis of food samples, and more.

Key Features

  • Includes toxicology and analytical methods for the determination of certain toxicants in foods
  • Discusses legal, economic and biological issues of food adulteration and food fraud
  • Presents the latest allergen measurement techniques and post reviews of allergen non-compliance cases
  • Provides methods of validation of DNA biochip for species identification in food forensic science


Food safety professionals; regulators; risk assessors and risk managers; Food scientists, food technologists; food toxicologists; food microbiologists; bioterrorism specialists; food chemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to food fraud
    2. Foreign substances in Food in Forensic analyses
    3. Multi-omics approach for mycotoxins toxicology
    4. Forensic attribution profiling of food using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
    5. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry as a tool to identify adulteration in different food industries
    6. DNA-based methods for species identification in food forensic science
    7. PCR as a key technique in food safety, forensics, and bioterrorism prediction: recommended validation guidelines
    8. Mass Spectrometry to Detect Foodborne Contaminants
    9. Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry in Food Analysis
    10. Species detection using probe technology
    11. Plant species forbidden in health food and their toxic constituents
    12. Trace analysis of nitrofuran residues in food of animal origin
    13. Heterocyclic aromatic amines in cooked food: toxicology and analysis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 11, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223611
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223604

About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Charis M. Galanakis is a multidisciplinary scientist in agricultural sciences as well as food and environmental science, technology, and sustainability, with experience in both industry and academia. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories in Chania, Greece, an adjunct professor of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the director of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association in Vienna, Austria. He pioneered the new discipline of food waste recovery and has established the most prominent innovation network in the field. He also serves as a senior consultant for the food industry and expert evaluator for international and regional funded programs and proposals. He is an editorial board member of Food and Bioproducts Processing, Food Research International, and Foods, has edited over 45 books, and has published hundreds of research articles, reviews, monographs, chapters, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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