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Food Safety supplement 2013

22 February 2013 | By Dr Hilde Kruse, Helen Bahia, Knuth Lorenzen

Antibiotic resistance: a major concern for food safety (Dr Hilde Kruse, Programme Manager Food Safety, WHO Regional Office for Europe)Meat contamination in Europe (Helen Bahia, Editor, New Food)CIP tank farm arrangements (Knuth Lorenzen, EHEDG President)

Whitepaper: Advanced mycotoxin testing system

1 June 2012 | By ToxiMet

The analytical resource, expertise, cost and time that is invested into the mycotoxin testing of foods is enormous. The ToxiMet system is a simple, affordable, rugged and reliable system that can accurately and rapidly measure mycotoxin levels at every step in the supply chain without the need of a highly…

The risk of mycotoxins in foods – factors affecting production and control measures

30 April 2012 | By Elli Amanatidou, Higher Scientific Officer, Chemical Safety Division Mycotoxins, Food Standards Agency

This article is an introduction to mycotoxins, providing general information on mycotoxin potential health effects, control measures and due diligence for businesses. Mycotoxins are ubiquitous in nature. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), at least 25 per cent of the world’s food crops are…

Mycotoxins in food: An update for 2010

30 June 2010 | By Catherine Entwisle, Leatherhead Food Research

Since biblical times, the toxic response caused by ingestion of mycotoxins, the secondary metabolites of moulds, has had a significant impact on the health and welfare of human and animal populations. Since the early 1960’s, a wealth of knowledge about mycotoxigenic fungi, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium, and their…

Molecularly imprinted polymers for selective extraction of mycotoxins in food

28 February 2008 | By D. De Smet, S. De Saeger and C. Van Peteghem, Ghent University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of Food Analysis, Belgium

This article highlights the possibility of using molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the selective extraction of mycotoxins in food, instead of immunoaffinity columns which are based on the binding of an analyte, to the corresponding antibody. An overview of MIPs, developed for mycotoxin analysis, will be presented.

Biocentrum at the Technical University of Denmark

16 November 2007 | By Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen, Lars I. Hellgren and Peter Ruhdal Jensen, BioCentrum DTU

BioCentrum (BiC) is an Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and represents the largest concentration of biotechnological research at university level in Denmark. BiC has a long tradition of food research and teaching and has for many years been involved in different MSc programmes in Food Science and…