Rapid Detection Techniques for Biological and Chemical Contamination in Food: A Review : International Journal of Food Engineering

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International Journal of Food Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Chen, Xiao Dong

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Rapid Detection Techniques for Biological and Chemical Contamination in Food: A Review

Yali Tang1 / Lixin Lu2 / Wei Zhao3 / Jun Wang4

1Jiangnan University

2Jiangnan University

3State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Southern Yangtze University

4Jiangnan University

Citation Information: International Journal of Food Engineering. Volume 5, Issue 5, ISSN (Online) 1556-3758, DOI: 10.2202/1556-3758.1744, November 2009

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The contamination problem in food safety is still a major concern not only for developing countries but also for the industrialized world. To guarantee the food safety, the advanced examination technique is needed urgently. However, the traditional methods have some typical drawbacks which include: high costs of implementation, long time of analysis and low samples throughput, and the need for high qualified manpower. The availability of fast, reliable and simple to use detecting tools for food products is therefore a target both for the safeguard of customer's health and production improvement. This article overviews the progress of the rapid detection methods for biological and chemical contamination in food.

Keywords: rapid detection techniques; food contamination; microorganism; chemical

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