Special Issue "Ochratoxin in Food Safety and Public Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
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Ochratoxin A (OTA) represents one of the most widespread mycotoxins in agricultural commodities in the world. Among many commodities, OTA has been found in all major cereal grains, including oat, wheat, and barley, as well as in their processed food products. While some processing technologies have shown varying success in reducing OTA contents in certain food products, OTA tends to remain in most processed foods due to its heat stability. As such, contamination of this potent nephrotoxin and possible human carcinogen in foods poses a significant concern in food safety and public health. This Special Issue is dedicated to current understanding of the impact of OTA on human health, including its mechanism and toxicology, risk assessment, processing technologies and surveillance, as well as mycology or fungal biology. Review articles on this topic will also be considered.
Prof. Dojin Ryu
Dr. Hyun Jung Lee
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- Ocharatoxin A
- food safety
- public health
- risk assessment