An update on the safety of foods of animal origin and feeds

Amedeo Pietri, Francesco Masoero, Giuseppe Pulina, Gianni Battacone, Gianfranco Brambilla, Federica Cheli, Pier P. Danieli, Bruno Ronchi

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Chemical hazards may occur in any phases of the different livestock production systems. Aim of this review is to address an update about the key issues related to the risk of contamination in foods of animal origin by environmental contaminants linked to industrialisation or urbanisation (e.g., heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants), and natural contaminants (e.g., mycotoxins). This review deals with current issues and future perspectives on the complex issue of the safety of feeds and foods of animal origin, by taking into account the estimation of the occurrence of chemical residues in food, the hazard identification and characterisation of mycotoxins in animal feeds, and the analysis of feedstuffs as a tool to control and evaluate food safety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-856
Number of pages12
JournalItalian Journal of Animal Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Contaminants
  • Feeds
  • Foods
  • Safety


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