Mycotoxins and Food Safety

  • Jonathan W. DeVries
  • Mary W. Trucksess
  • Lauren S. Jackson

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 504)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Relevance of Mycotoxins in the Food Supply and in the Built Environment

  3. Analytical aspects of Mycotoxins

    1. Mary W. Trucksess, Samuel W. Page
      Pages 71-72
    2. Thomas B. Whitaker, Winston M. Hagler Jr., Francis G. Giesbrecht, Anders S. Johansson
      Pages 73-83
    3. Steven M. Musser, Robert M. Eppley, Mary W. Trucksess
      Pages 95-105
    4. Peter M. Scott
      Pages 117-134
    5. John A. G. Roach, Allan R. Brause, Thomas A. Eisele, Heidi S. Rupp
      Pages 135-140
  4. Processing Effects on Mycotoxins

    1. Lloyd B. Bullerman
      Pages 155-156
    2. Timothy D. Phillips, Shawna L. Lemke, Patrick G. Grant
      Pages 157-171
    3. Douglas L. Park
      Pages 173-179
    4. Dionisia M. Trigo-Stockli
      Pages 181-188
    5. Lloyd B. Bullerman, Dojin Ryu, Lauren S. Jackson
      Pages 195-204
    6. Dojin Ryu, Lauren S. Jackson, Lloyd B. Bullerman
      Pages 205-216
    7. Charlene E. Wolf-Hall, Paul B. Schwarz
      Pages 217-226
  5. Toxicity, Risk Assesment and Regulatory Aspects of Mycotoxins

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-295

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan W. DeVries
    • 1
  • Mary W. Trucksess
    • 2
  • Lauren S. Jackson
    • 3
  1. 1.Medallion Laboratories DivisionGeneral Mills, Inc.MinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Division of Natural ProductsFood and Drug AdministrationUSA
  3. 3.National Center for Food Safety & TechnologyFood and Drug AdministrationSummit-ArgoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5166-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0629-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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