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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

The International Journal of Food Contamination is an open-access journal that publishes multidisciplinary research investigating different facets of food contamination, including but not limited to:

  • Microbial, chemical and physical hazards
  • Risk/benefit assessments of food contamination
  • Impact of food processing (established and novel processing methods) on food contamination and food safety.
  • Food hygiene and food safety
  • Food preservation and food decontamination
  • Novel methods for the detection of contaminants
  • Toxicology of food contaminants
  • Predictive models in food safety
  • Food contamination in relation to the environment and climate
There are no restrictions on classes of contaminants, and the scope includes both established and emerging hazards, e.g. bacterial pathogens and bacterial toxins, products of microbial activity (such as biogenic amines), viruses, fungi and mycotoxins, marine biotoxins, plant toxins, process and environmental contaminants, migration contaminants from food contact materials, and residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs found in raw materials, food and feed. Journal welcomes original research papers, review papers and opinion papers.

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