Food Safety and Toxicology: Present and Future Perspectives (de Gruyter Textbook) (Paperback)

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Food Safety and Toxicology: Present and Future Perspectives (de Gruyter Textbook) (Paperback)


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Safety assurance of consumer goods has become a global challenge. The presence of natural and synthetic contaminants in food compromises food safety and poses a risk to public health. This book discusses biological and chemical food contaminants, predictive and detection methods of food toxicants, survival mechanism of food pathogens, legislation on microbial contaminants to prevent public health risks and strategies to mitigate contamination.

Oluwatosin Ademola Ijabadeniyi Oluwatosin Ademola Ijabadeniyi is Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Oluwatosin holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research, published, and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. Current research foci include safety assessment, antioxidant potential and metabolomics of fermented foods; control of persistent pathogens in ready to eat food and empowerment of emerging farmer through value addition, postharvest handling and agro-processing. Oluwatosin who is the founder of Operation Transform and Food Safety Africa received the Association of Commonwealth Fellowship in 2018 and was appointed as Visiting Professor at Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba, Canada in 2019. Omotola Folake Olagunju Omotola Folake Olagunju is a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti in Nigeria. She obtained a doctoral degree in Food Science and Technology from Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Her research interests include Food Safety (food pathogens and toxins) and Fermentation Technology. As an academic, Omotola has authored and co-authored research articles in internationally recognised and peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters that focus on identification of microbial food contaminants and management strategies to achieve decontamination. She has presented some of her research findings on food safety management at international conferences. A member of national and international scientific associations, Omotola holds several years' experience of teaching and supervision, both at undergraduate and graduate levels within and outside Nigeria.
Product Details ISBN: 9783110748338
ISBN-10: 3110748339
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: September 8th, 2023
Pages: 470
Language: English
Series: de Gruyter Textbook