Special Issue "Mycotoxins in Beverages"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi that contaminate food and raw materials. They can severely affect human health after chronic exposure and, thus, their presence at low concentrations is of great concern in food safety. This Special Issue comprises articles or reviews related to the presence of these toxins in beverages, the effects of beverage processing on mycotoxin contamination, the impact of their presence on human health, and analytical methodologies used for their determination in beverages. Due to the fact that co-occurrence of mycotoxins in a food is the most likely scenario, manuscripts devoted to this aspect are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Elena González-Peñas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Beverages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Mycotoxin Contamination of Beverages Derived from Tropical Crops: the Case of Latin American products
Authors: Mauricio Redondo-Solano 1, Daniela Jaikel-Víquez 2 and Fabio Granados-Chinchilla 3
1 Sección de Mirobiología de Alimentos, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica
2 Sección de Micología Médica, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica
3 Centro de Investigación en Nutrición Animal, Universidad de Costa Rica
Abstract: This review will mainly focus on beverages found in tropical regions, including coffee, tea, cocoa, nut milk and those prepared from fruits. After considering the epidemiological data found in the above matrices, the focus will be on recent methodological approaches to assessing said mycotoxins. The singularities of the mycotoxins and the beverages in which they are found will be considered. The economic effects and repercussions that the use of mycotoxin-tainted ingredients has on the beverage industry will also be highlighted. The burden of mycotoxin consumption through beverages, including risks and health effects on humans, will also be addressed.