Jan , 2023, Volume : 4 Article : 6

Food adulteration: High throughput detection techniques and the impact on human health

Author : Mamta, Himanshu Gilhotra and Debashis Paul


Food is one of the basic needs for sustainability of a living being. Since last few years, people have become more conscious about their food choices to pursue a healthy lifestyle and meet their nutritional demands but a large group of people still look for only taste in their consumable items. To fulfil the people`s expectations along with maintaining their profits in this era of high competition among food industries, food is being adulterated by debasing its quality. Food adulteration is done by addition of harmful substances or by reducing the essential components, compromises health at high risk. Many rules and regulations have beenset up at world as well as national level to combat this problem but due to the complexity and wide network of food chain and its manufacturing it is still one of the biggest challenges to accomplish. In 21st century, various new technologies have been developed and used to detect the adulteration and the proper composition of food products through both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis. This article is aimed to summarize a brief scenario on the high throughput techniques by which detection of food adulteration may be done and its impact on human health in the recent times.

Keywords: Food adulteration, Human health, Chromatography



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