Evaluating Mycotoxins in Food Safety: Novel and Traditional Food or Feed Products and New Strategies of Biomonitoring

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Mycotoxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 2007

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Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Sciences, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Valencia | UV, E-46100 Valencia, Spain
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Dear Colleagues,

Human biomonitoring (HBM) studies are highly useful for evaluating populations’ exposure to food contaminants and are being carried out in increasing numbers all over the world. The use of HBM in a risk assessment of mycotoxins context presents a growing interest as more health-based guidance values (HBGV) in biological matrices are derived, and can be used in a complementary way to the external exposure approaches such as total diet studies or surveillance programs. Rapid and precise analytical devices are essential for biomonitoring food safety and screening of mycotoxins, which may pose substantial health risks on consumption. Significant developments have been made for the detection and analysis of these contaminants. Biosensing technology, with its widespread applicability, is currently applied to addressing the challenges of food production and management, ensuring sustainability, and also to assess the exposure of contaminants as new strategy of biomonitoring. In this Special Issue, we are collecting articles about the presence of mycotoxins in novel food and feed products and biological matrices, and on the other hand, the use of biosensors with promising features like sensitivity, selectivity, specificity, and lower limit of detection. Indeed, they hold immense potential for the development of simple, rapid, accurate, low-cost, portable, and on-site analysis of food, feed, and biological matrices contaminated by mycotoxins.

Prof. Dr. Cristina Juan García
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Keywords

  • cereal products
  • dry fruits products
  • blood
  • in vitro
  • in vivo
  • urine
  • mycotoxins
  • mass spectrometry
  • risk assessment
  • biomonitoring

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Current Trends in Mycotoxin Detection with Various Types of Biosensors
by Krisztina Majer-Baranyi, Nóra Adányi and András Székács
Toxins 2023, 15(11), 645; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins15110645 - 06 Nov 2023
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One of the most important tasks in food safety is to properly manage the investigation of mycotoxin contamination in agricultural products and foods made from them, as well as to prevent its occurrence. Monitoring requires a wide range of analytical methods, from expensive [...] Read more.
One of the most important tasks in food safety is to properly manage the investigation of mycotoxin contamination in agricultural products and foods made from them, as well as to prevent its occurrence. Monitoring requires a wide range of analytical methods, from expensive analytical procedures with high-tech instrumentation to significantly cheaper biosensor developments or even single-use assays suitable for on-site monitoring. This review provides a summary of the development directions over approximately a decade and a half, grouped according to the biologically sensitive components used. We provide an overview of the use of antibodies, molecularly imprinted polymers, and aptamers, as well as the diversity of biosensors and their applications within the food industry. We also mention the possibility of determining multiple toxins side by side, which would significantly reduce the time required for the analyses. Full article
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