FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (21): 248-258.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20191023-240

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Application of Non-destructive Techniques in the Detection of Fungal Infection and Mycotoxins: A Review

WU Linxia, ZHAI Wenlei, WEI Dizhe, FU Hailong, WANG Meng   

  1. Beijing Research Center for Agricultural Standards and Testing, Risk Assessment Laboratory for Agro-products (Beijing), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing 100097, China
  • Published:2020-11-23

Abstract: Fungal infection and mycotoxin contamination in agricultural products can affect human health and consumption safety. Early detection of fungal and mycotoxin contamination is an essential control measure for extending storage period and ensuring food safety. Conventional methods for the identification of fungal infection and mycotoxin detection are time-consuming, expensive, difficult to automate or unable to meet the requirements for on-site rapid detection. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the development of simple, rapid and non-destructive techniques for fungal identification and mycotoxin detection in agricultural products. This paper reviews the application of imaging, spectroscopy and electronic nose in the identification of mycotoxin-producing fungi and mycotoxin detection. Moreover, challenges and future trends of these techniques are also presented.

Key words: fungi; mycotoxin; non-destructive techniques; imaging; spectroscopy; electronic nose

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