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Food Forensics : Stable Isotopes As a Guide to Authenticity and Origin (Hardcover)

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The counterfeiting, substitution and adulteration of food, collectively described as food fraud, are ancient practices that continue today. In the modern, global market many premium foodstuffs command a high price due to their geographical origin and/or method of production. Faced with ever more sophisticated fraudsters, the stable isotope, trace element and chemical compositions of food products often provide food scientists with a means to determine authenticity.

Food forensics is a highly multi-disciplinary science that requires knowledge of advanced analytical techniques, plant and animal metabolism, and sophisticated data interpretation tools. For the first time, this book draws together this diverse range of knowledge, with chapters written by some of the world’s leading experts in these fields. Written with the aim of promoting good practice, this volume should be useful for food scientists, forensic investigators, analytical chemists, graduate students, and anyone interested in the application of stable isotope analysis to issues of food fraud.

Chapters 3 and 4, for example, explain the fundamentally important processes of how plants, and in turn animals eating those plants, assimilate stable isotopes and trace elements from the environment. The availability of stable isotopes and trace elements is a function of geography and underlying geology that provides a powerful tool to help determine the region-of-origin of a variety of foodstuffs. Other chapters describe how chemical and physical processes—such as brew

The counterfeiting, substitution and adulteration of food, collectively described as food fraud, are ancient practices that continue today. In the modern, global market many premium foodstuffs command a high price due to their geographical origin and/or method of production. Faced with ever more sophisticated fraudsters, the stable isotope, trace element and chemical compositions of food products often provide food scientists with a means to determine authenticity.

Food forensics is a highly multi-disciplinary science that requires knowledge of advanced analytical techniques, plant and animal metabolism, and sophisticated data interpretation tools. For the first time, this book draws together this diverse range of knowledge, with chapters written by some of the world’s leading experts in these fields. Written with the aim of promoting good practice, this volume should be useful for food scientists, forensic investigators, analytical chemists, graduate students, and anyone interested in the application of stable isotope analysis to issues of food fraud.

Chapters 3 and 4, for example, explain the fundamentally important processes of how plants, and in turn animals eating those plants, assimilate stable isotopes and trace elements from the environment. The availability of stable isotopes and trace elements is a function of geography and underlying geology that provides a powerful to

Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2017
TCIN: 52815049
UPC: 9781498741729
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-3473
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