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Micromachines 2018, 9(1), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9010032

Detecting Chemical Hazards in Foods Using Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices (μPADs): The Real-World Application

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Food, Nutrition and Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Tianjin Key Laboratory of Food Science and Health, School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
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Received: 2 January 2018 / Revised: 15 January 2018 / Accepted: 16 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microfluidic Sensors)
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Food safety remains one of the most important issues in most countries and the detection of food hazards plays a key role in the systematic approach to ensuring food safety. Rapid, easy-to-use and low-cost analytical tools are required to detect chemical hazards in foods. As a promising candidate, microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) have been rarely applied to real food samples for testing chemical hazards, although numerous papers have been published in this field in the last decade. This review discusses the current status and concerns of the μPAD applications in the detection of chemical hazards in foods from the perspective of food scientists, mainly for an audience with a background in mechanical and chemical engineering who may have interests in exploring the potential of μPAD to address real-world food safety issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: μPADs; chemical hazard; food safety; food contamination; sample preparation μPADs; chemical hazard; food safety; food contamination; sample preparation
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Hua, M.Z.; Li, S.; Wang, S.; Lu, X. Detecting Chemical Hazards in Foods Using Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices (μPADs): The Real-World Application. Micromachines 2018, 9, 32.

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