1st Edition

Emerging Contaminants in Food and Food Products

    298 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In recent years, a wide variety of new chemicals have continued to be developed as a result of industrial development and associated anthropogenic activities. The microbial contaminants in the environment, more precisely, antibiotic-resistant genes/bacteria produced as a result of mutation due to antibacterial drugs, are also considered emerging contaminants and specifically called emerging microbial contaminants such as sapoviruses, Waddlia chondrophila and Streptococcus parauberis. Additionally, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are a diverse group of compounds that include ibuprofen, diclofenac, triclosan, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, steroidal hormones and active ingredients in soaps, detergents and perfumes which could find their way into food materials, are tagged as emerging contaminants.

    Given this, Emerging Contaminants in Food and Food Products discusses issues around the emerging contaminants in food and food products. Different types of contaminants, such as biological, chemical, organic, inorganic and microbial contaminants in foods, ways of detecting them and regulations surrounding global food safety, are all covered.

    Key features:

    • Discusses all the categories of contaminants in food and food products. Biological, chemical, organic, inorganic and microbial contaminants.
    • Provides full information on emerging food contaminants, their effect on human and animal health, and how it affects global food security and emerging technological applications in solving this global problem.
    • Gives detection and prevention strategies and guideline policies on emerging contaminants of foods.
    • Brings into account global perspectives on food contaminants and health implications.

    This volume will serve as an information hub of emerging contaminants for scientists/researchers and professionals globally. This book is a good collection of independent chapters, which presents full insights into the study of emerging contamination in food and the effects of these contaminants in humans and animals.

    Section I: Introduction to Emerging Contaminants (ECs) in Foods

    Chapter 1. Emerging Contaminants in Foods: Types, Sources and Effects

    C.E. Elenwo, A.I. Gabasawa, E.T. Alori, and O.O. Babalola

    Chapter 2. Soil-Plant Interaction in Heavy Metal Uptake and Crop Quality

    E.T. Alori, A.I. Gabasawa, C.E. Elenwo, J.H. Abdulkareem, and O.O. Babalola

    Chapter 3. International Regulations in Food Contaminants

    Ummulkhair Salamah Ilyasu, Faridah Laraba Tauheed, Jeremiah David Bala, and Mercy Nnaji

    Chapter 4. Emerging Organic Contaminants in Drinking Water: Global Perspectives

    A.Y. Oriji, Gbolahan Olamide Isaac, and Rotimi Festus Ojo

    Section II: Food Emerging Contaminants and Food Insecurity

    Chapter 5. Biological and Chemical Food Contaminants: Challenges and Solutions

    Olaoluwa Oyedeji, Stella Mojisola Adeyemo, Kafayat Funmi Bamidele, Olufemi Shodimu-Emmanuel

    Chapter 6. Emerging Microbial Food Contaminants: Types, Effects and Detection   

    Chrinius Hammuel, Isayas Asefa Kebede, Aliyu Yakubu, Jummai Amos Tidi

    Chapter 7. Cases of Micro and Nanoplastics in Food and Food Products

    Innocent Ojeba Musa, Job Oloruntoba Samuel, Mustahpa Adams, Mustapha Abdulsalam, Muhammed Abdulazeez, Maimuna Sidi Muhammad, Sanjoy Kumar Pal, Mohammed Evuti Mahmud, Olufemi Adesola Adedayo, Sikirulai Abolaji Akande and Abd’Gafar Tunde Tiamiyu.

    Chapter 8. Emerging Contaminants from Pesticides, Biosolids and Manure in Agricultural Food Production: Health and Environmental Implications

    Srinivasan Kameswaran and Bellamkonda Ramesh

    Chapter 9. Effects of Emerging Pharmaceutical Contaminants on Human

    Sandip Mondal, Sejuti Roy Chowdhury, Amatha S, Manish Gautam, Rakesh Das

    Section III: Application of Emerging Technology in Food Contaminants Mitigation

    Chapter 10. Natural Contaminants in Infant Foods: Case Study

    Innocent Ojeba Musa, Job Oloruntoba Samuel, Mustahpa Adams, Mustapha Abdulsalam, Muhammed Abdulazeez, Maimuna Sidi Muhammad, Sanjoy Kumar Pal, Mohammed Evuti Mahmud, Olufemi Adesola Adedayo, Sikirulai Abolaji Akande and Abd’Gafar Tunde Tiamiyu

    Chapter 11. Effects of Biodegradation and Biotransformation of Perflourinated Compounds (PFCs), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Perflouroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Human Foods and Foods Products

    Babafemi Raphael Babaniyi, Gbolahan Olumide Isaac, Joshua Ibukun Adebomi, Olusola David Ogundele, Ademola Bisi-omotosho

    Chapter 12. Detection of Microbial Food Contaminants Using Functionalized Nanomaterials and Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs).

    Olaoluwa Oyedeji, Oluwafemi Bamidele Daramola, Olufemi Gabriel Abimbola, Ifeoluwa Victoria Daramola, Oluwabusayomi Roseline Ademakinwa

    Chapter 13. Distribution, Prevention and Control of Emerging Food Contaminations

    B.C. Kotun, O.A. Adewara, J.S. Ayedun, O.M. Makinde, O. Oda, A.J. Adeleke, O.M. Ajunwa, and S.T. Ogunbanwo

    Chapter 14. Heavy Metals and Emerging Contaminants in Foods and Food Products Associated with Neurotoxicity

    Abraham Olufemi Asuku, Maryam Tayo Ayinla, Ayodeji Johnson Ajibare, Michael Bolaji Adeyemo, Racheal Oluremi Adeyemo,

    Chapter 15. Current Trends and Future Research in Emerging Food Contaminants

    Femi Ibrahim, Gabriel Gbenga Babaniyi, Babatunde Hadiyatullah Ajao, Ulelu Jessica Akor, and Oluwatosin Emmanuel Daramola


    Sesan Abiodun Aransiola is a Ph.D holder in Environmental Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He obtained his first degree (B.Tech) and Master Degree (M.Tech) from the same department in 2009 and 2014 respectively.  He has demonstrated his research expert in the production of vermicasts from vermicoposting (Vermitechnology) of organic wastes to assist plants in the remediation of polluted soil with heavy metals. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, University of Abuja, Nigeria. His area of interest is Environmental Microbiology with research area in phytoremediation, vermicomposting, biosorption and bioremediation of soil contaminated environment. He is an award winning researcher and has over 70 publications including book chapters, research and review articles of good international repute with high impact factors. He has co-edited scientific books of global interest which include microbial biotechnology for bioenergy (Elsevier). Ecological interplays in microbial enzymology, vermitechnology: economic, environmental and agricultural sustainability, prospects for soil regeneration and its impact on environmental protection (Springer). Microbial biofilms – applications and control, marine greens: environmental, agricultural, industrial and biomedical applications (CRC Press) with many more in the process. Also, he worked to the rank of an assistant chief scientific officer at Bioresources Development Centre, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Nigeria where he was involved in the uses of vinasse (a by-product of ethanol) as bio-fertilizer to reclaim polluted soil for agricultural purposes. Abiodun is a member of Nigerian Society for Microbiology and American Society for Microbiology.

    Rasaq Olajide Akinsola is a postdoctoral scientist training under the T-32 prostate cancer program at the Department of Medicine, the division of Haematology and oncology Cedars Sinai Medical Centre Los Angeles California. He obtained his first degree in Microbiology from the Federal University of Technology Minna Niger State with First Class Honours in 2013. Where he was supervised by Professor Olabisi Peter Abioye and submitted a thesis in the field of environmental microbiology in fulfilment of his bachelor’s degree. He proceeded to Monash University for his Ph.D. under the Monash merit scholarship where he worked on improving E. coli vector for gene delivery with potential applications in DNA vaccination and cancer gene therapy. He has several articles in reputable journals and has presented his work at international conferences. His area of interest includes environmental microbiology, gut microbiomes, gene delivery, vaccination, and cancer research.

    Olabisi Peter Abioye is a professor of environmental microbiology at the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He graduated in this same Department in the year 2002 with first-class honors and was retained as a lecturer. He obtained his Master’s Degree (M.Tech) in 2006 from this school before proceeding for his Ph.D. program at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and completed this degree in 2011. His research interest includes environmental microbiology/biotechnology, and bioremediation of environment contaminated with both organic and inorganic pollutants. He has been a lecturer since 2002 at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, and has since taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised numerous students at different levels of degree and has vast administrative experience. He has more than seventy publications, including chapters in books, conference proceedings, peer reviews and research papers. He has served as an external examiner in number of Universities both nationally and internationally and belongs to many professional societies.

    Naga Raju Maddela received his M.Sc. (1996–1998) and Ph.D. (2012) in Microbiology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, India. During his doctoral program in the area of Environmental Microbiology, he investigated the effects of industrial effluents/insecticides on soil microorganisms and their biological activities and he is working as Faculty in Microbiology since 1998, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He worked on Prometeo Investigator (fellowship received from SENESCYT) at Universidad Estatal Amazónica, Ecuador during 2013-15, received "Postdoctoral Fellowship" (2016–2018) from Sun Yat-sen University, China. He also received external funding from "China Postdoctoral Science Foundation" in 2017, internal funding from "Universidad Técnica de Manabí" in 2020. He participated in national / international conferences, and presented research data in China, Cuba, Ecuador, India and Singapore. Currently, he is working as a Full Professor at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador. He has been actively publishing scientific articles, books (authored and edited) and chapters since 2007. As of now, he published 80 articles, 15 books and 30 book chapters.