Food and Chemical Toxicology

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Food and Chemical Toxicology
Edited byJosé L. Domingo
Publication details
Former name(s)
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology
4.6 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Food Chem. Toxicol.
OCLC no.67270973

Food and Chemical Toxicology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering aspects of food safety, chemical safety, and other aspects of consumer product safety. It is published by Elsevier and was established in 1963. The editor-in-chief is José L. Domingo.[1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Analytical Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, CAB International, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Current Contents/Life Sciences, Elsevier BIOBASE, EMBASE, MEDLINE/PubMed, Science Citation Index, and Scopus. According to the Journal Citation Reports, it has a 2014 impact factor of 2.895, ranking it 30th out of 87 journals in the category "Toxicology"[2] and 14th out of 123 journals in the category "Food Science & Technology".[3]


In September 2012 F&CT was the original journal which published the paper in question in the Séralini affair.[4] In November 2013 the publisher (Elsevier) then retracted it, however,[5] only for it to be republished by Environmental Sciences Europe in June 2014.[6]

In 2022, after a call from the editor for articles on alleged adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccine,[7] Seneff et al. published a paper alleging various mechanisms for various diseases that the authors intend to link to COVID-19 vaccination.[8] Several scientists have warned of the biases and shortcomings that this article contains.[9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ "Food and Chemical Toxicology (website) main". Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Toxicology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Food Science & Technology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
  4. ^ Séralini, Gilles-Eric; et al. (2012). "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize". Food and Chemical Toxicology. 50 (11): 4221–4231. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2012.08.005. PMID 22999595.
  5. ^ "Elsevier Announces Article Retraction from Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology". Elsevier. 28 November 2013.
  6. ^ Séralini, Gilles-Eric; Clair, Emilie; Mesnage, Robin; Gress, Steeve; Defarge, Nicolas; Malatesta, Manuela; Hennequin, Didier; de Vendômois, Joël (2014). "Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize". Environmental Sciences Europe. 26 (1): 14. doi:10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5. PMC 5044955. PMID 27752412.
  7. ^ Domingo, José L. (1 February 2022). "Call for Papers on potential toxic effects of COVID-19 vaccines". Food and Chemical Toxicology. 160: 112809. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2022.112809.
  8. ^ Seneff, Stephanie; Nigh, Greg; Kyriakopoulos, Anthony M.; McCullough, Peter A. (June 2022). "Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs". Food and Chemical Toxicology. 164: 113008. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2022.113008.
  9. ^ Barriere, Jérôme; Frank, Fabrice; Samuel, er; Billy, Eric; Besançon, Lonni; Saada, Véronique; Seitz-Polski, Barbara; Robert, Jacques (22 August 2022). "Guest post: What happened when we tried to get a paper claiming 'billions of lives are potentially at risk' from COVID-19 vaccines retracted". Retraction Watch. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  10. ^ McDonald, Jessica (29 July 2022). "COVID-19 Vaccination Increases Immunity, Contrary to Immune Suppression Claims".
  11. ^ "Scientific review articles as antivaccine disinformation | Science-Based Medicine". 25 April 2022. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  12. ^ Barrière, Jérôme; Frank, Fabrice; Besançon, Lonni; Samuel, Alexander; Saada, Véronique; Billy, Eric; Al-Ahmad, Abraham; Seitz-Polski, Barbara; Robert, Jacques (26 October 2022). "Scientific Integrity Requires Publishing Rebuttals and Retracting Problematic Papers". Stem Cell Reviews and Reports. doi:10.1007/s12015-022-10465-2.

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