Frontiers in Drug Safety

Frontiers in Drug Safety

Adulteration Analysis of Some Foods and Drugs

Adulteration refers to the practice of altering food or pharmaceutical content to reduce production costs. Factors affecting this practice include market forces such as easy availability of food ...
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Introduction (Food, Food Fraud, History of Adulteration)

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Alankar Shrivastava and Ritesh Kumar


Food adulteration is not new or unknown thing for the people and is now one of the global threats for the mankind. The following chapter deals with some basics related to the topic of book like definitions and explanations like food, food fraud history of food adulteration and ends up with some brief description of Codex Alimentarius. This chapter will increase the common understanding of the readers to proceed in the next important chapters.


Adulteration, Aesthetic adulteration, Codex Alimentarius, Economic adulteration, Food, Food fraud, Food adulteration, Food safety, Hazardous adulteration, History of adulteration, Safe food.


Department of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Lloyd School of Pharmacy, Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201310, India.