Food Toxins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128142899

Food Toxins

1st Edition

Editors: Shahzad Zafar Iqbal
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128142899
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2019
Page Count: 272
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Food Toxins provides insights on the latest developments, advancements and challenges facing today's food industry. The book is a quick reference that will help readers understand the health effects of the most toxic toxins and how to detect them in food. This information is useful to scientists, researchers and students who are involved in risk assessment, food safety, food toxicity, food microbiology, food control and analysis and those whose work involves food production where chemical contamination may occur.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed information on natural food toxins, their toxicity and the future challenges in food safety
  • Discusses the health effects of food toxins, current regulations and other aspects directly linked to food safety, including chemistry, toxicology and epidemiology
  • Covers all major toxins, including natural food toxins


Food scientists, food technologists and researchers working in food safety

Table of Contents

  1. Mycotoxins
    2. Hetrocyclic aromatic compounds
    3. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
    4. Heavy metals
    5. Acrylamide
    6. Pesticides
    7. Biogenic amines
    8. Artificial food coloring/preservatives
    9. Genetically Modified Food
    10. Toxins from Sea Food
    11. Polyphenol A
    12. Recent Advancements in Food Safety


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About the Editor

Shahzad Zafar Iqbal

Dr. Iqbal has expertise in food safety and the assessment and detoxification of mycotoxins in food and food products. He is currently an Assistant Professor on tenure track in Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He started his career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Food Safety Research Center, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He has a PhD in Chemistry and was a visiting Research Fellow at Cornell University, He has published several papers and has won nine awards including the Research Productivity Award 2014-15; awarded by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) Islamabad, Pakistan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

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