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Mycotoxins and Food Safety - Recent Advances

Romina Alina Marc

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca

Dr. Romina Alina Marc is a researcher in the field of food control and safety, holder of 9 patent applications, and author of over 40 research papers on the development of innovative food products, food safety, and bioactive compound traceability during processing.


Mycotoxins Types Mycotoxins Production Mycotoxin Contamination Mycotoxins in Food Culture Storage Risk Evaluation Disease Regulations Food Safety Economic Implications

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The attempt to produce and store as much as possible of plants producing food for humans and animals (cereals, seeds, nuts, etc.) has led to the development of mycotoxins. Known as mold, mycotoxins are metabolites of fungi capable of having acute carcinogenic, toxic, mutagenic, immunotoxic, teratogenic, and estrogenic effects in both humans and animals. These toxins can develop during production, harvesting, or storage. They can be present in meat, eggs, or milk through feed or in various foods through the raw material, and thus become a food safety hazard in these products. However, food chain operators must provide safe food. The risk assessment must be done independently of risk management.

Therefore, this book aims to bring together the latest information on mycotoxins, their diversity, and their presence in plants and foods, in line with food safety and health risks associated with humans. Topics can range from segregation, production, and types of mycotoxins in food crops and food processing, to toxicity, contamination prevention, contamination management to food safety regulation on mycotoxins or economic implications of mycotoxins and food safety.

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About the editor

Romina Alina Marc

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca

Romina Alina Marc has completed her Ph.D. (Agronomy) in 2015 at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UASVM) of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is PhD Eng., Lecturer and she is responsible for the research activity in the Vegetable food quality control, Rheology in the food industry, Quality management systems and Food safety of the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, UASVM Cluj-Napoca. She has published 40 research articles on the development of innovative food products, food safety and bioactive compound traceability during processing in reputed journals, 36 international conferences, 9 patent applications, 3 chapters in international books, and 1 scientific book. She was responsible for 7 research projects, member in 7 research projects, won 2 national awards and 70 international awards. He is the publisher of an international book "Food Processing", 2020, IntechOpen Publishing House, ISBN 978-1-78985-894-5. Member in professional associations: Slow Food International; Association of Food Industry Specialists in Romania (ASIAR), from education, research and production; Association of Specialists in Milling and Baking in Romania.

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