Food Safety: Contaminants and Toxins

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J. P. Felix D'Mello
CABI, 2003 - Medical - 452 pages
Food safety is a concern for scientists, policy-makers and consumers especially as food poisoning outbreaks are becoming more common and as particular concerns arise over genetically modified foods. This book covers recent developments in the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological effects of toxicants that might have an impact on human health and welfare.

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Contents

BIOTOXINS
1
Bacterial Pathogens and Toxins in Foodborne Disease
25
Shellfish Toxins
47
Mycotoxins in Cereal Grains Nuts and Other Plant Products
65
ANTHROPOGENIC CONTAMINANTS
91
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
125
Dioxins in Milk Meat Eggs and Fish
153
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Diverse Foods
175
Migration of Compounds from Food Contact Materials and Articles
271
Residues and Resistant Pathogens
293
CASE STUDIES
315
The Safety Evaluation of Genetically Modified Foods
329
Potential Human Health Effects
347
the PostChernobyl Evidence
373
American Perspectives
391
CONCLUSIONS
405

Research and Development Department National Food Administration PO Box 622
199
Dietary Nitrates Nitrites and Nnitroso Compounds and Cancer Risk
217
Adverse Reactions to Food Additives
235
Index
439
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