This chapter discusses food contamination including mycotoxin contamination problems, biological, chemical, physical, and cross contamination. Food contamination challenges are generally referred to the presence of microorganisms or derived toxic substances such as mycotoxin in food that make them unsafe for human, animals, and crops. The mycotoxins can enter food throughout the food supply chain (from farm to fork). In terms of the safety of food, the presence of mycotoxin is a hazard threatening the consumer of contaminated food. Furthermore, it is necessary to know the nature, sources, distribution ways, and incidence of mycotoxin contamination in order to protect people and provide public health.
Part of the book: Mycotoxins and Food Safety