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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Biosensors for detection of food borne pathogens

Author(s):
Urmila Choudhary
Abstract:
A biosensor is an analytical device, which converts a biological response into an electrical signal. Food processing industry faces various challenges; one of the foremost challenges is the need for quick and cost effective methods to detect the presence of allergenic components and pathogens in the food. Biosensors pave way for the rapid detection of pathogens, allergens as well as pesticide residues in food. Detection of contaminants, verification of product contents, product freshness and monitoring of raw materials conversion are the areas of potential biosensor applications. Biosensors have the potential to produce an analytical revolution to resolve the challenges in the agricultural and the food industries. This review focuses on the application of biosensors for contaminants in food system.
Pages: 386-396  |  134 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Urmila Choudhary. Biosensors for detection of food borne pathogens. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):386-396.
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