Special Issue "Mycotoxins in Beverages"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: My main interests are related to the development and validation of new analytical methods for determining the presence of toxins, contaminants, drugs and other analytes of concern in foods, biological matrixes and pharmaceutical formulations. I usually employ Chromatography techniques (GC, HPLC, UPLC) coupled with fluorescence, UV or MS spectrometer detectors. Also, I apply these methods to the analysis of the aforementioned analytes in samples. More specifically, the objective of my research work addresses the study of the presence of mycotoxins in different raw materials, food and biological matrixes. Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi that contaminate food and raw materials which can reach humans or animals and affect their health. It is necessary to develop and validate analytical methods for the study of these toxins in a sufficient number of samples and to study those factors that may influence the exposure of humans and animals to them.
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Special Issue in Beverages: Mycotoxins in Beverages and Safety 2.0
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi that contaminate food and raw materials. They can severely affect human health after chronic exposure and, thus, their presence at low concentrations is of great concern in food safety. This Special Issue comprises articles or reviews related to the presence of these toxins in beverages, the effects of beverage processing on mycotoxin contamination, the impact of their presence on human health, and analytical methodologies used for their determination in beverages. Due to the fact that co-occurrence of mycotoxins in a food is the most likely scenario, manuscripts devoted to this aspect are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Elena González-Peñas
Manuscript Submission Information
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