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Food Toxicology
Current Advances and Future Challenges

ISBN 9781774630556
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
480 Pages 9 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume covers a selection of important research in the multifaceted field of food toxicology. With more than seven billion people in the world today and counting, advances in food toxicology have a direct bearing on food safety issues that are of concern to all humanity for the foreseeable future. Massive globalization, industrialization, and commercialization have affected every aspect of food production, the food supply chain, and food consumption.

This informative volume offers the global perspectives of scientists in important areas related to biomarkers and nanosensors in food toxicology, toxicology of nanomaterials, chemicals in sanitation and packaging, additives, mycotoxins, endocrine disruptors, radionuclides, toxic metals, and waste-burning residues in food. The book also emphasizes regulatory toxicology and includes an interesting example case study.

The challenge of sustainable and safe food for everyone needs a multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial approach from related industries and governments alike. Food chemical safety is an underappreciated aspect of consumer safety, and this volume seeks to help fill that gap by providing informative research for food scientists and researchers and many others.

Table of Contents

Biomarkers in Food Toxicology

Juan Antonio Gimenez Bastida and Jose Moises Laparra Llopis

Mucosal Exposome and Food Toxicity Biomarkers

Yuseok Moon

Toxicity of Ingested Nanomaterials

Yi Cao

Safety Evaluation of Chemistries Used in the Food and Beverage Processing and Packaging Industries

Martin Hoagland, Kathryn Sande, Alison Behling, and Nathan Pechacek

Developmental Neurotoxicity Considerations for Food Additive Safety

Yen-Ching Wu, Shruti V. Kabadi, and April Neal-Kluever

Protective Effect of Food-Grade Lactic Acid Bacteria Against Oxidative Stress

J. E. Aguilar-Toala, B. Vallejo-Cordoba, A. F. Gonzalez-Cordova, R. Garcia-Varela, H. S. Garcia, and A. Hernandez-Mendoza


Suzanne Hendrich

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Foodstuffs and Their Toxicological Implications

S. Raisuddin and Shikha Sharma

Radionuclides in Foods

Mohamed Abdelrazek Abdelaleem

Metal Toxicity in Foods

M. Carmen Rubio Armendariz, Arturo Hardisson De La Torre, Angel J. Gutierrez Fernandez, Dailos Gonzalez Weller, Consuelo Revert Girones, and Jose M. Caballero Mesa

Toxicological Risks of Waste Burning Residues in Foods: A View on Low-Income Countries

Ilaria Proietti and Alberto Mantovani

Introduction to Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and its Role as Potential Marker in Food Toxicology

Ludovic Peyre and Maeva Giraudo

Regulation and Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Water and Food in Brazil

Luciano Zanetti Pessoa Candiotto, Luneia Catiane De Souza, Vanessa Jacob Victorino, and Carolina Panis

Aptamers as Advanced Nanosensing Tools in Food Safety

Ashish Sachan

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Ashish Sachan, DVM, MVSc, PhD, is a veterinarian licensed in toxicology by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), Canada. Dr. Sachan has been involved with toxicological sciences for more than twenty years in both university and industrial settings. Dr. Sachan's publications and books have widely covered advancements in the field of pharmacology and toxicology, including research topics related to ethnopharmacology, pesticide toxicology, and nanosensor technologies. Currently he is the Director of Toxam, Inc. and also serves on the board of directors for the Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC). His current professional interests include the regulatory affairs and the scientific and business development of agricultural and veterinary products.

Suzanne Hendrich, PhD, is a University Professor and the Lura M. Lovell Fellow at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. She has authored more than 150 research papers and abstracts, mainly on the bioavailability of dietary constituents, such as soybean isoflavones. Dr. Hendrich compiles an annual report based on data from the American Association of Poison Control Center comparing foodborne toxicants, including dietary botanical, vitamin and mineral supplements, seafood toxins, and other foodborne toxicants for their adverse effects. She writes a “foodtox” blog ( for which she critiques research on food chemical and dietary supplement safety.