Recent Advances in Biosensor Technology

Volume: 1

Biosensors for Food Analysis, Food Additives, Contaminants and Packaging

Author(s): Amitabh Aharwar, Khageshwar Prasad, Annpurna Sahu and Dharmendra Kumar Parihar * .

Pp: 178-202 (25)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123739123010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


It is essential to manage the food requirement for the growing population. Food safety is important for health, but maintaining nutrients and food quality is also necessary for better health. Food storage and packing should be done carefully in order to avoid food contamination and ensure long-term food storage. There are various types of food hazards (biological, chemical, and others) that may contaminate food and cause food poisoning, foodborne diseases, allergies, and other health issues. For food quality examination, traditional procedures, such as chromatographic methods, are used, but these are time-consuming, labour-intensive and require an expert in instrumentation. It is critical to inspect the quality of food on a regular basis and as quickly as feasible. The greatest approach for overcoming these issues is the use of biosensor. As food additives and pollutants, the biosensor is extremely quick, sensitive, and selective. Biosensors are equipped with a transducer and a biological identification element, allowing them to evaluate food quality. Pesticides, poisons, microbial growth, protein, metals, fatty acids, antibiotics, vitamins, and other compounds can all be detected in food using biosensors. Biosensors have a wide range of applications in the food industries but there is also the demand for novel, inexpensive, simple, small-sized, portable, and multifunctional biosensors for food analysis. Biosensor can also detect food additives and pollutants throughout the packaging process

Keywords: Food analysis, Food contaminants, Food packaging, Types of Biosensor.

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