Skip to Main Content

++

Chapter 31. Food Toxicology

++
++
++

Which of the following statements regarding food complexity is FALSE?

+
+
++

a. Many flavor additives are nonnutrient substances.

+
++

b. Foods are subjected to environmental forces that alter their chemical composition.

+
++

c. There are more nonnutrient chemicals in food than nutrient chemicals.

+
++

d. A majority of nonnutrient chemicals are added to food by humans.

+
++

e. Food is more variable and complex than most other substances to which humans are exposed.

++
++
++

Which of the following foods contains the most nonnutrient chemicals?

+
+
++

a. beef.

+
++

b. banana.

+
++

c. tomato.

+
++

d. orange juice.

+
++

e. Cheddar cheese.

++
++
++

Which of the following is considered an indirect food additive?

+
+
++

a. nitrites.

+
++

b. plastic.

+
++

c. food coloring.

+
++

d. EDTA.

+
++

e. citric acid.

++
++
++

Estimated daily intake (EDI) is based on which of the following?

+
+
++

a. metabolic rate.

+
++

b. daily intake.

+
++

c. substance concentration in a food item.

+
++

d. body mass index.

+
++

e. concentration of substance in a food item and daily intake.

++
++
++

Which of the following is NOT characteristic of IgE-mediated food allergies?

+
+
++

a. urticaria.

+
++

b. wheezing.

+
++

c. hypertension.

+
++

d. nausea.

+
++

e. shock.

++
++
++

Which of the following wheat proteins is famous for being allergenic?

+
+
++

a. casein.

+
++

b. ovalbumin.

+
++

c. livetin.

+
++

d. gluten.

+
++

e. glycinin.

++
++
++

Which of the following foods contains a chemical that causes hypertension by acting as a noradrenergic stimulant?

+
+
++

a. cheese.

+
++

b. peanuts.

+
++

c. shrimp.

+
++

d. chocolate.

+
++

e. beets.

++
++
++

What is the mechanism of saxitoxin, found in shellfish?

+
...

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.