Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Mitigation of Mycotoxin Contamination in Food Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 193
Interests: mycotoxins; food science; analytical methods; chemical composition; mycotoxin degradation; mycotoxin bioaccessibility
Interests: mycotoxins; food science; analytical methods; chemical composition; enzyme; pesticides
Mycotoxins, natural contaminants found in food and feed, are produced by toxigenic fungi. The diversity of structures, thermal and chemical stability, and acute and chronic toxicity, has been a concern for food quality and public health. Studies of mycotoxins that have helped to establish maximum limits in foods have considered fungi classifications and their toxigenic metabolism, as well as analytical methods of identification and quantification, toxigenicity and factors that may affect the occurrence and prevalence of different mycotoxin groups.
Despite an increase in knowledge, the occurrence of mycotoxins—such as aflatoxins, fumonisin, ochratoxin A, patulin, trichothecenes and zearalenone—is unavoidable because they are stable along the food chain. The gap to mitigate exposure to them remains, from fungus development and the manifestation of its toxigenic potential to the ready-to-eat product. This Special Issue emphasizes new trends in strategies of mycotoxin mitigation in food and feed and highlights sustainable solutions for food quality and public health. The following topics are suggested:
- Fungus contamination and its toxigenic inhibition;
- Effect of processing parameters on mycotoxin levels and bioaccessibility;
- Effect of emergent technologies on mycotoxin levels and bioaccessibility;
- Diets to improve mycotoxin detoxification metabolism;
- Bioindicators of exposure to mycotoxin.
Prof. Dr. Eliana Badiale Badiale-Furlong
Dr. Larine Kupski
Dr. Jaqueline Garda-Buffon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural antifungal
- plasma technology
- irradiation technology
- magnetic field
- spray dry
- masked mycotoxins
- thermal treatment