Special Issue "Mycotoxins in Food: Determination, Control and Health Risk Assessment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vladimir Ostry
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Guest Editor
Center for Health, Nutrition and Food, National Institute of Public Health in Prague, Palackeho 3a, CZ-61242 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: food mycology; food toxicology; health risk assessment
Dr. Frantisek Malir
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, CZ- 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: mycotoxins; toxicity; food; feed; carcinogenicity; ochratoxin A
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins are common contaminants of various foodstuffs of both plant and animal origin. The determination of mycotoxins is the first step in assessing dietary exposure. Health Risk Assessment for mycotoxins represents a significant approach to public health protection because mycotoxins are both acute and chronically toxic. Indeed, chronic exposure to low mycotoxin doses could be even more hazardous than acute exposure to a high dose. To reduce the risks associated with mycotoxins and minimize their overall impact on public health, continuous monitoring of their presence in foods, e.g., “Total Diet Study”, is necessary, in conjunction with strict respect of the legislation in the EU and the world. The control of mycotoxins in foods represents a mandatory regulatory activity of enforcement by national or local authorities to provide consumer protection and ensure that all foods during production, handling, storage processing, and distribution are safe, wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Dr. Vladimir Ostry
Dr. Frantisek Malir
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mycotoxins
  • food
  • determination
  • health risk assessment
  • total diet study

Published Papers

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