Special Issue "Biogenic Amines and Food Safety"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: maillard reaction products; lipid oxidation; antioxidant activity, enzymatic browning
The purpose of this Special Issue on “Biogenic amines and food safety” is to focus on biological, technological, and environmental factors affecting the occurrence of biogenic amines (BA) in foods from animal and vegetable origin. The presence of BA in foods is quite frequent and inevitable. BA can be naturally present, derive from the decarboxylation of amino acids by enzymes of microbial origin, or be produced by the transamination of aldehydes by amino acid transaminases. This Special Issue will discuss two aspects of BA in food: 1) BA concentration as a quality index of processes and of raw materials, intermediates, and end products; 2) the risk of creating toxic reactions associated with BA, considering the composition of a whole meal as well as the specific physiological conditions of the consumer. The knowledge of BA levels in foods is important to both consumers and producers, therefore papers discussing the possibility to establish a regulatory system containing food safety criteria for BA, as already existing for histamine in fishery products, are also welcomed.
Prof. Maria Martuscelli
Prof. Dino Mastrocola
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- biogenic amines
- food process
- risk assessment
- risk management