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Food Safety pp 33-39 | Cite as

Regulations for Food Toxins

  • Muhammad Alim
  • Shahzad Zafar IqbalEmail author
  • Jinap Selamat
  • Agustin Ariño
Chapter

Abstract

To ensure food safety, food regulations are important and integral part and steps should be taken to ensure stricter food regulations for these toxins. These toxins, if present in levels greater than permissible limits, are toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic for humans as well as for animals. Several countries have established permissible limits for these food toxins. It is reported that around two million deaths including of children are associated with the use of unsafe food. The current chapter deals with the importance, regulations for different food toxins, and future challenges for food safety issues.

Keywords

European Union Food Safety Permissible Limit Codex Alimentarius Commission Aspergillus Ochraceus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Alim
    • 1
  • Shahzad Zafar Iqbal
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Jinap Selamat
    • 2
    • 4
  • Agustin Ariño
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGovernment Postgraduate College of ScienceFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Food Safety Research Centre (FOSREC), Faculty of Food Science and TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Applied Chemistry and BiochemistryGovernment College University FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  4. 4.Institute of Tropical AgricultureUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  5. 5.Department of Animal Production and Food Science, Veterinary FacultyUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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