Evaluations by G. VettorazziEvaluations by G. Vettorazzi

Evaluations

byG. Vettorazzi

Paperback | March 7, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$142.27 online 
$150.50 list price save 5%
Earn 711 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

One of the striking features of our times is the increasing utilization of chemical products in different fields of human activities, as a result of the spectacular progress of chemical research. Our food supply has not been spared from this general trend, however, and chemical sub­ stances are being continuously incorporated in foodstuffs. Some of these substances are added to food for technological purposes such as pre­ serving food from bacterial deterioration (antimicrobials), protecting it from oxidative changes (antioxidants), and improving its organoleptic characteristics (sweeteners, flavors, and flavor enhancers), or texture (stabilizers, emulsifiers, colorants). These substances are generally referred to as intentional food additives. Chemical substances may also be found in food as a result of environ­ mental or accidental contamination. Between these two categories of chemicals, a third class occupies an intermediate position, represented by chemical products utilized to control insect or fungus pests in agri­ culture and ectoparasites in animal husbandry. These products are cur­ rently referred to as pesticides and, due to some of their properties, such as chemical stability associated with scarce hydrosolubility, they may be found as residues in or on food from plant and animal origin. In addition, certain drugs that stimulate growth for accelarating productivity in animals may also be found as residues in edible animal tissues. These substances are referred to as unintentional food additives.
Title:EvaluationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:161 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 0.17 inPublished:March 7, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401172730

ISBN - 13:9789401172738

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

1. General Principles in the Toxicological Evaluation of Food Additives.- Principles Governing the Use of Food Additives.- Considerations on the Physical and Chemical Identification of Food Additives.- Considerations on Toxicological Testing Procedures.- Considerations on Principles of Interpretation of Experimental Findings.- The Process of Evaluation and Toxicological Decisions.- Sources and Nature of Toxicological Information.- Some Effects of Food Additives.- References.- 2. General Principles in the Toxicological Evaluation of Pesticide Residues in Food.- Considerations on the Physical and Chemical Identification of Pesticide Chemicals.- Considerations on Toxicological Testing Procedures.- Considerations on Principles of Interpretation of Experimental Findings.- The Process of Evaluation and Toxicological Decisions.- Sources and Nature of Pesticide Information.- Use of the ADI Figures.- Internationally Recommended Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides.- Criteria for Toxicological Evaluation of Some Representative Classes of Pesticide Chemicals.- References.