Food Contaminants and Residues: Analysis of Formation, Effects, and Detection Technologies

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 212

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: food quality and safety; immunoassay; DNA bio-barcode; DNA nanostructure; trace detection

Guest Editor
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Test Technology on Food Quality and Safety, Jinan, China
Interests: SERS; Aptasensor; pesticide detection;
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food contaminants and residues pose a threat to human health. Contaminants and residues are present in food, such as mycotoxins, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), heavy metal ions, illegal additives, pesticide residues, and veterinary drug residues, which represent a great threat to the quality and safety of food. With the increasing awareness of health care and food safety, the development of detection technologies to analyse food contaminants and residues is critical. These demands have prompted food-safety-focused researchers to develop advanced analytical technologies for food contaminants and residues. The analysis of the relationship between the formation and effects of food contaminants indicates the importance of food safety.

With this Special Issue, we hope to present the recent developments in using novel detection technologies/nanomaterials to monitor food contaminants and residues, exploring the relationship between the formation and effects of food contaminants to promote the monitoring of food contaminants and residues. We are highly interested in and encourage manuscripts related to the detection of food contaminants and residues. Original research articles, comprehensive reviews, and other article types will be considered.

Dr. Ge Chen
Dr. Mengmeng Yan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • food quality
  • food safety
  • food contaminants
  • residues
  • detection technology
  • nanomaterials

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