Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables

Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Rivka Barkai-Golan,Nachman Paster
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780123741264
ISBN 13: 0123741262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by aerobic, microscopic fungus under special conditions of moisture and temperature. They colonize in a variety of foods from harvest to the grocer. Presented in three sections, this is the first book to analyse the main mycotoxins contaminating fruits and vegetables and their derived products.

Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables

Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables
Author: R. Barkai-Golan,Nachman Paster
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-09-02
ISBN 10: 0080557856
ISBN 13: 9780080557854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by aerobic, microscopic fungus under special conditions of moisture and temperature. They colonize in a variety of foods from harvest to the grocer. Mycotoxins have gained world wide interest in recent years with the revelation of the effect of these toxins on health. A current example is the presence of ochratoxin A, a human carcinogen and nephrotoxin, in wines. The increased concern about fruit safety has led to increased studies throughout the world and enhanced awareness for stringent regulations governing mycotoxin limits in food. Presented in three defined sections, this is the first book to provide comprehensive analysis of the main mycotoxins contaminating fruits and vegetables and their derived products. The first section provides a safety evaluation of mycotoxins in fruits and vegetables, details regarding factors affecting mycotoxin production and diffusion in the fruit tissue, and recent methods for detection of mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxins produced by the fungi. The second part takes a critical look at the main individual mycotoxins and the third section focuses on approaches for prevention and control. * The first book dedicated to mycotoxins in fruits and vegetables * Presents mycological, mycotoxicological and phytopathological aspects of fruits and vegetables * Includes an analysis of detection, prevention and control methods for mycotoxigenic fungi and the mycotoxins they produce * Provides a complete risk assessment and safety evaluation of mycotoxins in perishable produce

Mycotoxins in Food

Mycotoxins in Food
Author: N Magan,M Olsen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2004-07-16
ISBN 10: 1855739089
ISBN 13: 9781855739086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxins in Food Book Review:

Mycotoxins, toxic compounds produced by fungi, pose a significant contamination risk in both animal feed and foods for human consumption. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Mycotoxins in food summarises the wealth of recent research on how to assess the risks from mycotoxins, detect particular mycotoxins and control them at differing stages in the supply chain. Part one addresses risk assessment techniques, sampling methods, modelling and detection techniques used to measure the risk of mycotoxin contamination and the current regulations governing mycotoxin limits in food. Part two looks at how the risk of contamination may be controlled, with chapters on the use of HACCP systems and mycotoxin control at different stages in the supply chain. Two case studies demonstrate how these controls work for particular products. The final section details particular mycotoxins, from ochratoxin A and patulin to zearalenone and fumonisins. Mycotoxins in food is a standard reference for all those concerned with ensuring the safety of food. Discusses the wealth of recent research in this important area Covers risk assessment, detection of particular mycotoxins and how to control them throughout the supply chain Describes how the risk of contamination can be controlled, including the use of HACCP systems

Bio management of Postharvest Diseases and Mycotoxigenic Fungi

Bio management of Postharvest Diseases and Mycotoxigenic Fungi
Author: Neeta Sharma,Avantina S Bhandari
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1000175278
ISBN 13: 9781000175271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio management of Postharvest Diseases and Mycotoxigenic Fungi Book Review:

There is an ever-increasing demand for more food but one of the stumbling blocks to achieving this goal is quality and quantity losses due to various pests and pathogens and the mycotoxins synthesized by these harmful biotic entities. Thus far, strategies employed to manage these post-harvest diseases and mycotoxins decontamination include established physical, cultural, and chemical methods. Recently, the application of chemicals to reduce decay and deterioration caused by various pathogens has been impeded as these hazardous chemicals contaminate the environment, enter the food chain, and destroy beneficial microorganisms and pests by aiming at non-target microorganisms. In light of this, the usage of eco-friendly and non-polluting alternatives to chemical pesticides is the call of the hour. Bio-management of Postharvest Diseases and Mycotoxigenic Fungi deals with the current state and future prospects of using various bio-management techniques that are natural, eco-friendly, and environmentally safe. It aims to increase awareness of their potential as well as sensitizing readers to the various aspects of biologicals in pest control. Key Features: Highlights classical versus new techniques adopted to manage postharvest diseases Discusses novel approaches in managing fungal spoilage and mycotoxin decontamination Provides readers with a 360-degree perspective of the pre- and post-harvest quality mycotoxin decontamination research being conducted Details proposals of new ideas to ensure a food secure and pesticide-free world This book disseminates notable and diversified scientific work carried out by leading experts in their own field. Written by qualified scientists in each of their respective disciplines, it can serve as a current and comprehensive treatise on the emerging field of bio-management of postharvest diseases and mycotoxin decontamination by products that are "generally regarded as safe."

Mycotoxins in Plants and Plant Products

Mycotoxins in Plants and Plant Products
Author: Martin Weidenbörner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 3319467158
ISBN 13: 9783319467153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxins in Plants and Plant Products Book Review:

This book provides detailed data and information about the cereals and cereal products that are affected by mycotoxins, and gives a basic overview of mycotoxins in these foodstuffs.Mycotoxin contamination of food occurs as a result of crop invasion by field fungi such as Fusarium spp. and Alternaria spp., or storage fungi such as Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp., which can grow on/in stored commodities and are able to produce mycotoxins. In the worst case, these fungi produce secondary metabolites called mycotoxins, which can be very harmful to humans and animals when, for example, they are consumed through food due to their various negative effects on several organs in both humans and animals. Mycotoxins in Plants and Plant Products: Cereals and Cereal Products lists the predisposition of a foodstuff for mycotoxin contamination, as well as the degree of contamination, concentration, and country of detection/origin for each case of mycotoxin contamination of this kind of foodstuff. It includes both alphabetical and numerical lists of literature.

Irradiation for Quality Improvement Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce

Irradiation for Quality Improvement  Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce
Author: Rivka Barkai-Golan,Peter A Follett
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN 10: 0128110260
ISBN 13: 9780128110263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irradiation for Quality Improvement Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce Book Review:

Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce presents the last six and a half decades of scientific information on the topic. This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. This reference is intended for a wide range of scientists, researchers, and students in the fields of plant diseases and postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables. It is a means for disease control to promote food safety and quality for the food industry and can be used in food safety and agriculture courses. Discusses pathogen resistance to common chemical synthetic compounds Presents up-to-date research and benefits of phytosanitary irradiation Includes comprehensive research for alternative treatments for postharvest disease control Provides the non-residual feature of ionizing radiation as a physical means for disease control to produce chemical free foods

Advances in Postharvest Pathology of Fruits and Vegetables

Advances in Postharvest Pathology of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Boqiang Li,Chao-an Long,Hongyin Zhang,Nengguo Tao
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-03
ISBN 10: 2889633225
ISBN 13: 9782889633227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Postharvest Pathology of Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. However, one third of fruit and vegetables are lost after harvest every year. Most losses are caused by pathogen (mostly fungi) infections, which lead to postharvest decay. In addition, some postharvest fungal pathogens can produce toxic secondary metabolites (i.e. mycotoxins) during their infecting periods. Mycotoxin contamination may cause serious food safety issues. At present, the use of synthetic fungicides is still the main means to control postharvest diseases. However, the development of resistance in fungal pathogens to fungicides and the growing public concern over the health and environmental risks associated with high levels of pesticides in fruits and vegetables have urged researchers to develop alternative methods of disease control. A deeper understanding of the infecting mechanisms of postharvest pathogens will provide great insight into developing new controlling strategies.

Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables

Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Gerald M. Sapers,James R. Gorny,Ahmed E. Yousef
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2005-08-29
ISBN 10: 1420038931
ISBN 13: 9781420038934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables have an excellent safety record. However, surveillance data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recent foodborne illness outbreaks have demonstrated that the incidence of foodborne illnesses linked to the consumption of contaminated fresh fruit and vegetable products may in fact be

Mycotoxin Protocols

Mycotoxin Protocols
Author: Mary W. Trucksess,Albert E. Pohland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1592590640
ISBN 13: 9781592590643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxin Protocols Book Review:

Mycotoxins, common food contaminants produced by molds, are associated with a broad range of serious toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity, are subject to regulatory restrictions in more than 80 countries. In Mycotoxin Protocols, a panel of accomplished scientists describe their innovative, cutting-edge methods for determining the levels of various mycotoxins in foods and feeds. Almost half of the methods presented involve molecular-based immunochemical or immunochemical/chromatographic techniques. The necessary equipment, reagents, and procedures are given in great detail for the analysis of a wide variety of significant mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, aflatoxin M1, cyclopiazonic acid, ochratoxin A, trichothcenes, moniliformin, fumonisins, zearalenone, Stachybotrys toxins, citrinin, patulin, ergot alkaloids, and Alternaria toxins. General techniques for mycotoxin analyses, sampling procedures for collecting representative test samples, isolation techniques, and techniques for the detection and identification of toxins and impurities are also included. Up-to-date and highly practical, Mycotoxin Protocols provides a comprehensive collection of the latest bioanalytical techniques for determining mycotoxins in foods and feeds.

Food Safety

Food Safety
Author: J. P. Felix D'Mello
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780851997513
ISBN 13: 0851997511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Book Review:

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.

Food Safety and Inspection

Food Safety and Inspection
Author: Madeleine Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 1351136089
ISBN 13: 9781351136082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety and Inspection Book Review:

The process of food inspection relies on an inspector's understanding of the intrinsic hazards associated with individual foods. Whereas spoilage can usually be determined through a simple organoleptic assessment, the judgment of whether a food is fit for human consumption requires an evaluation of health hazards, many of which may not be apparent through physical assessment. Instead the inspector must analyse and integrate scientific and handling information to evaluate the potential health risk. Adulteration of foods is also becoming an increasing problem, and the complexity of the food supply chain requires an understanding of risk points to allow targeted inspection and assessment. Food Safety and Inspection: An Introduction focuses on food categories and describes common hazards associated with each, using published peer-reviewed research to explain and evaluate the health risk. It is a practical textbook designed to support the role of food inspection in a modern food industry. There are seven chapters looking at specific aspects of food safety, including a chapter on fraud and adulteration. This book summarises relevant published research to provide a scientific context for specific food safety issues, and is an essential read for anyone interested in becoming a food inspector.

Mycotoxigenic Fungi

Mycotoxigenic Fungi
Author: Antonio Moretti,Antonia Susca
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 9781493967056
ISBN 13: 1493967053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxigenic Fungi Book Review:

This thorough volume explores the possibility of detecting and identifying toxigenic fungi, able to produce secondary metabolites known as mycotoxins, which cause severe health problems in humans and animals after exposure to contaminated food and feed, having a broad range of toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity. Beginning with a section on fungal genera and species of major significance along with their associated mycotoxins, the book continues with sections on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based methods for the detection and identification of mycotoxigenic fungi, PCR-based methods for multiplex detection of mycotoxigenic fungi, as well as sections on combined approaches and new methodologies. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Mycotoxigenic Fungi: Methods and Protocols will aid researchers working in this vital field to provide insight into possible actions to reduce mycotoxin contamination of crop plants and the food/feed byproducts.

Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin
Author: Lukman Abdulra'Uf
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-08-30
ISBN 10: 9535134574
ISBN 13: 9789535134572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aflatoxin Book Review:

Aflatoxins are a group of highly toxic and carcinogenic substances, which occur naturally, and can be found in food substances. Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites of certain strains of the fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus and the less common A. nomius. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 are the most important members, which can be categorized into two groups according to the chemical structure. As a result of the adverse health effects of mycotoxins, their levels have been strictly regulated especially in food and feed samples. Therefore, their accurate identification and determination remain a Herculean task due to their presence in complex food matrices. The great public concern and the strict legislation incited the development of reliable, specific, selective, and sensitive analytical methods for pesticide monitoring that are discussed in this book.

The Fungi

The Fungi
Author: Michael J. Carlile,Sarah C. Watkinson,G. W. Gooday
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2001-01-23
ISBN 10: 0127384464
ISBN 13: 9780127384467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fungi Book Review:

The Fungi provides a comprehensive microbiological perspective on the importance of fungi, one of the most diverse groups of living organisms. Their roles in the natural world and in practical applications from the preparation of foods and beverages to drug production, and their relationship with man, animals and plants are clearly described. The recent contributions of molecular biology to mycology and the development of molecular methods for the study of fungal ecology, pathology and population genetics are also covered. This invaluable work has been completely revised and updated. With new material relating to molecular biology, this new and highly successful title continues to be essential reading for students and researchers. New to the second edition: Modern classification Medical and veterinary mycology section Organelles and processes involved in hyphal growth Molecular methods in ecology and pathology Production of new drugs of fungal origin Question and answer sections Colour plate section Praise for the first edition: "An enjoyable way to survey the subject of modern mycology. We are fortunate to have this excellent textbook." --MYCOLOGIA "The text is beautifully written and an understanding and enthusiasm for this important group of organisms comes through on every page." --TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY "This will improve undergraduate learning and promote a more integrated understanding of fungal biology. I will certainly use it in my teaching and am sure many others will do likewise." --NEW PHYTOLOGIST "The coverage is extensive and informative. I am very pleased to recommend this book to those who want to know and understand fungi." --BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Food Safety Mycotoxins

Food Safety   Mycotoxins
Author: Aibo Wu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 9813290382
ISBN 13: 9789813290389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Mycotoxins Book Review:

Mycotoxins are increasingly attracting attention at thegovernmental, public and academic level worldwide, due to more frequent and serious contaminations of food and feedstuffs, which pose a serious threat to human health and animal production. This book reviews the latest research on mycotoxins that directly concern food safety, and especially focuses on detection technologies, risk assessment and control strategiescurrently being used in China. Gathering contributions from over 20 respected researchers, the book will benefit graduatestudents, researchers and management groups from various disciplines, including food science and technology, analytical chemistry, plant pathology, public health, etc.

Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: R. Barkai-Golan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2001-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780080539294
ISBN 13: 0080539297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Focusing on the great variety of research being done in the field of postharvest pathology, this volume presents a collection of topics concerning the diseases of harvested fruits and vegetables. Each chapter represents a separate unit which taken together create a better understanding of the whole subject. Topics include the causal agents of postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables, their sources and their ways of penetration into the host; factors that may accelerate the development of the pathogen in the host - and those that suppress them; a list of the main pathogens of fruits and vegetables, their hosts and the diseases elicited by them; and a detailed description of the major diseases of selected groups of fruits and solanaceous vegetable fruits. Attack mechanisms of pathogens and defense mechanisms of the host are examined as are treatments aimed at suppressing postharvest diseases. The search for natural and safe chemical compounds and the variety of alternative physical and biological methods for use in postharvest disease control are emphasized. Teachers and students who focus on postharvest pathology, scientists in research institutes, companies dealing with fruit and vegetable preservation technologies and for all those striving to improve the quality of harvested fruits and vegetables will find this book of great interest.

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods
Author: Parthena Kotzekidou
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0128020083
ISBN 13: 9780128020081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods Book Review:

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready-to-Eat Foods is a solid reference for anyone in the food industry needing to understand the complex issues and mechanisms of biological control and chemical hazards to ensure food safety. infectious and non-infectious contaminants in raw, minimally processed, and prepared foods are covered in detail, as well as effective measures to avoid foodborne infections and intoxications. The book is written by an international team of experts presenting the most up-to-date research in the field, and provides current applications and guidance to enhance food safety in the food industry. Strategies and recommendations for each food category include, among others, how to avoid cross-contamination of pathogens, the proper uses of antimicrobial coatings and spray cleanings of fresh produce, and acrylamide reduction during processing. leafy vegetables, fruit juices, nuts, meat and dairy products are some of the ready-to-eat foods covered. Provides the latest on research and development in the field of food safety incorporating practical real life examples for microbiological risk assessment and reduction in the food industry Includes specific aspects of potential contamination and the importance of various risks associated with ready-to-eat foods Describes potential harmful agents that may arise in foods during processing and packaging Presents information on psychrotropic pathogens and food poisoning strains, effect of temperature, Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Norovirus, parasites, fungal microbiota, enterotoxins, and more

Mycotoxins and Food Safety

Mycotoxins and Food Safety
Author: Jonathan W. DeVries,Mary W. Trucksess,Lauren S. Jackson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461506298
ISBN 13: 9781461506294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycotoxins and Food Safety Book Review:

Mycotoxins, from the Greek "mukes" referring to fungi or slime molds and toxin from the Latin "toxicum" referencing a poison for arrows, have earned their reputation for being potentially deleterious to the health and well being of a consuming organism, whether it be animal or human. Unfortunately, mycotoxins are a ubiquitous factor in the natural life cycle of food producing plants. As such, control of the potential impact of mycotoxins on food safety relies heavily upon accurate analysis and surveys followed by commodity segregation and restricted use or decontamination through processing. The purpose of this book is to provide the most comprehensive and current information on the topic of mycotoxins and assuring food safety. Chapters represented in the book reflect such diverse topics ranging from occurrence and impact, analysis, reduction through processing and plant breeding, toxicology and safety assessments to regulatory perspectives. Authors represent a range of international perspectives.

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

Encyclopedia of Food and Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4006
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN 10: 0123849535
ISBN 13: 9780123849533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Food and Health Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs. Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter

Chitin Chitosan

Chitin Chitosan
Author: Rajendra Dongre
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN 10: 1789234069
ISBN 13: 9781789234060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chitin Chitosan Book Review:

Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer after cellulose and is a resourceful copious and cheap biomaterial discovered in 1859 owing to significant industrial and technological utility. Raw chitin-chitosan resembles keratin in its biological functions. Chitin chemistry vastly developed via innate unparalleled biological features and exceptional physicochemical characters. Chitosan endures assorted chemical/physical modifications easily at free proactive functionalities, yet intact bulk properties are achieved through processing, viz., film, membrane, composite, hybrid, nanofibre, nanoparticle, hydrogel and scaffolds. Rapidly lessen bioresources signify chitosan as an option due to renewable eco-friendliness and drive embryonic myriad applications in S