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Mycotoxins in Food: Detection and Control


ISBN10: 849325579
ISBN13: 9780849325571

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $269.95
Pages: 471
Publish date: July 2004

Includes valuable up-to-date knowledge on measuring and managing the risks of mycotoxins Presents new information on particular mycotoxins Serves as a standard food safety reference Leading researchers in the field are discovering that mycotoxins pose a significant health risk in both animal feed and foods for human consumption. However, the pace of distributing current information on their findings has been lagging until now. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Mycotoxins in Food summarizes the wealth of the world's most recent research on how to assess the risks from mycotoxins, detect particular mycotoxins and control them at differing stages in the supply chain. Mycotoxins in Food addresses risk assessment techniques, sampling methods, modeling, and detection techniques used to measure the risk of mycotoxin contamination. Current regulations governing mycotoxin limits in food are provided as well. The book includes chapters on the use of HACCP systems and mycotoxin control at different stages in the supply chain. Case studies demonstrate how these controls work for particular products. The last section details particular mycotoxins, form ochratoxin A and patulinto to zearalenone and fumonisins. Assessing, detecting, and controlling mycotoxins is central to guaranteeing food safety. Therefore, it is important to understand the latest discoveries and data concerning these toxic compounds in order to limit animal and human exposure. This work is an authoritative reference for all those concerned with ensuring the safety of food.

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