Special Issue "Lipophilic Additives, Contaminants and Veterinary Drug Residues in Foods"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2023 | Viewed by 45

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Shimin Wu
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: food chemical safety and quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lipids are a fundamental constituent of food and can be found in all food ingredients and processed foods without artificial skimming. They also carry fat-soluble toxins from additives used in food processing, pesticides used in farming, and harmful compounds in the environment and packaging materials. These substances enter the food chain with lipids and are likely to be ingested. Improper processing can also lead to the oxidation, decomposition, and polymerization of lipids and their lipid-soluble concomitants, which can greatly affect the final quality and safety of the food product. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) was established in 1956 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization to focus on the assessment of food safety risks associated with additives, contaminants, toxins, and veterinary drug residues. Experts in the field are welcomed and invited to contribute research papers or reviews related to fat-soluble substances in food and their risks. Related topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Residues of fat-soluble pesticides and natural hazards in plant oils and nuts
  • Pesticide residues and persistent organic pollutants in edible vegetable oils
  • Veterinary drug and hormone residues in land animal fats such as butter, lard, lamb fat, chicken fat, and duck fat
  • Persistent organic pollutants in marine bio-oils
  • Antioxidants and crystal inhibitors in cooking oils
  • Trans fatty acids, oxidized triglycerides, glycidyl esters, and 3-monochloropropane-l,2-diol esters in infant formula, margarine, shortening, and frying oil
  • Fat-soluble additives in fatty foods, beverages, and flavoured sauces
  • Dietary exposure and safety assessment of fat-soluble hazards

Prof. Dr. Shimin Wu
Guest Editor

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  • lipophilic food additives
  • persistent organic pollutants
  • oils and fats
  • oilseeds, pesticides
  • veterinary drug residues

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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