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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

• Food hygiene and food safety

• Risk/benefit assessments of food contamination

• Food preservation and food decontamination

• Food contamination in relation to the environment and climate

Other topics of interest could be: Impact of food processing (established and novel processing methods) on food contamination and food safety, novel methods for the detection of contaminants, toxicology of food contaminants and predictive models in food safety.

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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