Summary and Prospective



The key points related to three above aspects related to food safety and mycotoxins will be proposed. Also, the authors will predict some upcoming research activities in the future. As we all know, due to the increasingly agro-economical importance and highly frequent contamination in foods and feed at relatively high levels, together with the un-detoxifying characteristics in post-harvest strategies or procedures, mycotoxins are arousing more and more attentions in the fields of agriculture, food, and environment. Similar to other hazardous contaminants, analysis, risk assessment, and control of mycotoxins are faced with great challenges on complex matrices, trace levels, unknown forms, effective and practical prevention, or degradation approaches. According to the target mycotoxins focused in the group, this book is more concentrated on Fusarium mycotoxins in cereal grains, with more relevance to two aspects of food security and food safety. The overall ongoing perspectives are still to invent new venues to rapidly and sensitively recognize the presence of mycotoxins contamination, reasonably evaluate the risk levels and shifting ways, and ultimately dramatically reduce the existing hazards to the safe levels for human beings and animal health. The specifically proposed or ideal means for detection, risk assessment, and control of mycotoxins in foods related to food safety are concluded in details according to the future plans or designs for experimental research on mycotoxins.


Mycotoxins Analysis Risk assessment Control Food safety 



We would like to thank the kind invitation from the publisher Springer Nature. Also, we thank the financial supports on the listed research projects (The National Key Research and Development Program of ChinaSQ2017YFC160102-04, National Natural Science Foundation of China U1703234, 31471661 and 31772087, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (ZDRW-ZS-2017-1)) for the financial support, which leads to the latest knowledge we have gained regarding the topic of Food Safety and Mycotoxins.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CAS Key Laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Food Safety, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Shanghai Institutes for Biological SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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