Provides comprehensive information about contaminants in the food industry. The book opens with an explanation of risk analysis and analytical methods used for detecting contaminants in food products. This is followed by full details of relevant EU and USA regulations. The second part of the book provides information about specific contaminants.
Part 1 Analytical methods: Risk analysis; Quality control and selection; Standardised methods of analysis for contaminants; Future direction for methods of analysis; Molecular imprint-based sensors in contaminant analysis; Bioassays in contaminant analysis. Part 2 Particular contaminants: Veterinary drug residues; Inorganic contaminants in food: metals and metalloids, nitrate and nitrite; Environmental organic contaminants in food: aromatic hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and PCBs, chlorinated hydrocarbons, phthalic acid esters, endocrine disrupters; Chemical migration from food packaging; Pesticides; Mycotoxins. Part 3 Regulation: International regulation of chemical contaminants in food; Regulation of chemical contaminants in foodstuffs in the EU; Contaminant regulation and management in the US.
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Dr David Watson is formerly Head of Branch 4 of the Chemical Safety and Toxicology Division in the UK Food Standards Agency. He has written widely in such areas as natural toxicants and organic environmental contaminants. Dr Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Biology.