Special Issue "Food Poisoning or Foodborne Intoxications Diagnosis and Treatment"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Davide Lonati
Guest Editor
Poison Control Centre and National Toxicology Information Centre,Toxicology Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, IRCCS Maugeri Hospital and University of Pavia, Via Salvatore Maugeri, 10 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: food poisoning; intoxication; health safety; antidote; clinical toxicology; foodborne

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Foodborne toxins or pathogens may cause illnesses or intoxications, some of which are severe and lethal. Globalization and large-scale food preparations may pose a potential health risk, therefore a rapid identification of intoxication sources is essential for the prevention of food poisoning. Food poisoning can develop in multiple ways, as foodborne infections (caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses), botulism, intoxication by anticholinergic alkaloids present in vegetables and plants, mushrooms, marine food (by ciguatoxins, tetrodotoxin, and other algal toxins), scombroid syndrome, intoxication by illegal food additives, food contaminants (e.g., arsenic, mercury), or biological agents potentially used as terrorist weapons.

This Special Issue will focus on various and disparate aspects of food poisoning to provide a general and unique vision of a frequent and potentially serious problem.

Prof. Dr. Davide Lonati
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Food poisoning
  • Intoxication
  • Health safety
  • Antidote
  • Clinical toxicology
  • Foodborne

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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