Authenticity, Residue, and Hazardous Substance Monitoring in Bee Products

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 169

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Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: food authentication; food safety; metabolomics
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Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9, Canada
Interests: food safety; food microbiology; molecular microbiology; microbial ecology; rapid detection; biosensor; instrumentation; analytical chemistry; food sustainability; food synthetic biology; cellular agriculture; food microbiota; gut microbiota; food authentication
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bee products are subjected to the critical challenges of adulteration and contaminant residue. The authenticity of bee products encompasses their botanical, geographic, and entomological origins, as well as illegal additives. Unscrupulous individuals exploit price differentials to reap illicit profits, which also have adverse effects on the economy and consumer health. Furthermore, contaminants in bee products arise from two main sources: treatment of bee diseases during apiculture, and environmental pollutant migration. However, the presence of residue contamination in bee products poses risks to human health that include an increased resistance of bacteria to antimicrobial agents, allergic reactions, and possible carcinogenicity. The goal of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles and reviews on the topics of cutting-edge approaches to the authenticity discrimination of bee products, comprehensive analyses of big data on authenticity monitoring, innovative qualification and quantification methods for contaminants, and big data analyses of monitoring data. This Special Issue emphasizes new trends in strategies to safeguard bee product quality and safety, encouraging the development and application of cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.

Prof. Dr. Jinhui Zhou
Dr. Xiaonan Lu
Guest Editors

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  • bee products
  • economically motivated adulteration
  • contaminants residue and monitoring
  • metabolomics
  • spectrometry, chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • method development and validation

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