Metabolic Toxicology in the Food Sector: Food Safety Prospects

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2024 | Viewed by 55

Special Issue Editor

1. School of Food Science, State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, National Engineering Research Center for Functional Foods, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
2. Synergetic Innovation Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
Interests: food safety and metabolic toxicology; mass spectrometry metabolomics; mycotoxin combined toxicity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue delves into the intricate relationship between metabolic processes and toxicology in the context of food safety. Researchers and experts contributing to this issue explore a wide range of topics to enhance our understanding of how metabolic pathways influence the presence and effects of harmful substances in food. By investigating the metabolic fate of food contaminants, elucidating their toxicological implications and developing advanced detection techniques, this Special Issue aims to advance the field of food safety.

This Special Issue aims to collect up-to-date studies on the following topics:

  • Metabolism and bioactivation of foodborne toxins;
  • Pharmacokinetics of food contaminants in the human body;
  • Mechanisms of toxicity of common food additives and preservatives;
  • Genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of food-related compounds;
  • Emerging contaminants in the food chain and their metabolic pathways;
  • Influence of the gut microbiota on food toxin metabolism;
  • Metabolomics approaches for studying food toxicity;
  • Novel strategies for risk assessment and management in food safety;
  • Mass-based detection methods for metabolites.

We invite authors to submit both original research studies and critical review papers to this Special Issue of Foods.

Dr. Jian Ji
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metabolomics
  • foodborne toxins
  • toxic effects
  • detection methods
  • risk assessment
  • regulatory measures
  • bioavailability
  • health risks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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