Exposure to microbial pathogens and their toxins through the consumption of contaminated foods is a major health problem
across the world. The ability to detect such toxins is important in reducing food-borne illnesses. Currently, the accepted
method to analyze several such toxins activity is an in vivo animal bioassay. Immunoassays for toxins detection speed detection
and are applicable for testing large number of samples. However, these assays cannot distinguish between the active form of the
toxin, which poses a threat to life and the inactive form. Our study reports the successful use of an enzymatic assay as a fast,
simple, inexpensive activity assay as an alternative to animal bioassays for the detection of clostridium botulinum neurotoxin,
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and staphylococcal entrotoxin.
Aleksandra Torbica has completed her Ph.D at the age of 39 years from Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Before that she
worked in food industry. Currently, she is the manager of Food and Food Technology Department at the Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad.
She has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals.
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