Ensuring Global Food Safety

Ensuring Global Food Safety
Author: Christine Boisrobert,Aleksandra Stjepanovic,Sangsuk Oh,Huub Lelieveld
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2009-11-11
ISBN 10: 9780080889306
ISBN 13: 0080889301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensuring Global Food Safety Book Review:

Taking into account toxicity levels at normal consumption levels, intake per kg bodyweight and other acknowledged considerations, each chapter in this book will be based on one or more proven examples. It is intended to provide specific examples and potential improvements to the safety of the world's food supply, while also increasing the amount of food available to those in undernourished countries. This book is designed to to provide science-based tools for improving legislation and regulation. Benefits: Reduce amount of food destroyed due to difference in regulations between nations Positively impact the time-to-market of new food products by recognizing benefit of "one rule that applies to all" Use the comparison of regulations and resulting consequences to make appropriate, fully-informed decisions Employ proven science to obtain global consensus for regulations Understand how to harmonize test protocols and analytical methods for accurate measurement and evaluation Take advantage of using a risk/benefit based approach rather than risk/avoidance to maximize regulatory decisions

Ensuring Global Food Safety

Ensuring Global Food Safety
Author: Aleksandra Martinovic,Sangsuk Oh,Huub Lelieveld
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2022-02-10
ISBN 10: 0128160128
ISBN 13: 9780128160121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensuring Global Food Safety Book Review:

Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization, Second Edition, examines the policies and practices of food law which remain top contributors to food waste. This fully revised and updated edition offers a rational and multifaceted approach to the science-based issue of "what is safe for consumption?" and how creating a globally acceptable framework of microbiological, toxicological and nutritional standards can contribute to the alleviation of hunger and food insecurity in the world. Currently, many laws and regulations are so stringent that healthy food is destroyed based on scientifically incorrect information upon which laws and regulations are based. This book illuminates these issues, offering guidelines for moving toward a scientifically sound approach to food safety regulation that can also improve food security without putting consumers at risk. Presents the progress and current status of regulatory harmonization for food standards Provides a science-based foundation for global regulatory consensus Approaches challenges from a risk-benefit approach, also including safety assurance Includes global perspectives from governmental, academic and industry experts

Food Safety Culture

Food Safety Culture
Author: Frank Yiannas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 0387728678
ISBN 13: 9780387728674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Culture Book Review:

Food safety awareness is at an all time high, new and emerging threats to the food supply are being recognized, and consumers are eating more and more meals prepared outside of the home. Accordingly, retail and foodservice establishments, as well as food producers at all levels of the food production chain, have a growing responsibility to ensure that proper food safety and sanitation practices are followed, thereby, safeguarding the health of their guests and customers. Achieving food safety success in this changing environment requires going beyond traditional training, testing, and inspectional approaches to managing risks. It requires a better understanding of organizational culture and the human dimensions of food safety. To improve the food safety performance of a retail or foodservice establishment, an organization with thousands of employees, or a local community, you must change the way people do things. You must change their behavior. In fact, simply put, food safety equals behavior. When viewed from these lenses, one of the most common contributing causes of food borne disease is unsafe behavior (such as improper hand washing, cross-contamination, or undercooking food). Thus, to improve food safety, we need to better integrate food science with behavioral science and use a systems-based approach to managing food safety risk. The importance of organizational culture, human behavior, and systems thinking is well documented in the occupational safety and health fields. However, significant contributions to the scientific literature on these topics are noticeably absent in the field of food safety.

Ensuring Safe Food

Ensuring Safe Food
Author: Committee to Ensure Safe Food from Production to Consumption,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture,Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1998-09-02
ISBN 10: 0309593409
ISBN 13: 9780309593403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensuring Safe Food Book Review:

How safe is our food supply? Each year the media report what appears to be growing concern related to illness caused by the food consumed by Americans. These food borne illnesses are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, pesticide residues, and food additives. Recent actions taken at the federal, state, and local levels in response to the increase in reported incidences of food borne illnesses point to the need to evaluate the food safety system in the United States. This book assesses the effectiveness of the current food safety system and provides recommendations on changes needed to ensure an effective science-based food safety system. Ensuring Safe Food discusses such important issues as: What are the primary hazards associated with the food supply? What gaps exist in the current system for ensuring a safe food supply? What effects do trends in food consumption have on food safety? What is the impact of food preparation and handling practices in the home, in food services, or in production operations on the risk of food borne illnesses? What organizational changes in responsibility or oversight could be made to increase the effectiveness of the food safety system in the United States? Current concerns associated with microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food supply are discussed. The book also considers how changes in technology and food processing might introduce new risks. Recommendations are made on steps for developing a coordinated, unified system for food safety. The book also highlights areas that need additional study. Ensuring Safe Food will be important for policymakers, food trade professionals, food producers, food processors, food researchers, public health professionals, and consumers.

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality
Author: Mohidus Samad Khan,Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN 10: 3030686361
ISBN 13: 9783030686369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality Book Review:

This book addresses the basic understanding of food contaminants and their sources, followed by the techniques to measure food safety and quality. It is divided into four parts: Part A - sources of contaminants in foods, their associated health risks, and integrated management and alternative options to minimize contaminants; Part B - Technological assessment of conventional methods and selected advanced methods for the detection, identification and enumeration of microbial contaminates; Part C - Technological assessment of different chemical measurements techniques; and Part D – Technological assessment of different instrumental techniques to assess sensory properties of foods. Food safety is a growing concern due to the increase in food-borne illnesses caused by food adulteration, excessive use of pesticides, use of chemical preservatives and artificial fruit ripening agents, microbial contaminations, and improper food handling. Chemical contaminants in food could be transferred from environmental or agrochemical sources, personal care products, and other by-products of water disinfects. In addition, microbial food safety can be threatened due to the presence of many pathogens, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes in foods. Globally, strict regulations are imposed to limit the potential contaminants in foods. Development of accurate, rapid, and inexpensive approaches to test food contamination and adulteration would be highly valued to ensure global food safety. There are existing processes to ensure safety of food products from chemical and microbial contaminants. Apart from the existing measurement technologies, varieties of new techniques are also being emerged and these could be potential to ensure food safety and quality. In addition to chemical and microbial properties, sensory properties such as texture, mouth feel, flavor, and taste, are among the most important attributes of food products to ensure their acceptability by consumers. Two approaches are available to evaluate sensory properties of food products, namely subjective and objective analyses. The responses are perceived by all five senses: smell, taste, sight, touch, and hearing. The approach used in sensory evaluation varies depending on the types of foods and the ultimate goal of the testing. Sensory attributes are the most important quality parameters after ensuring the safety of foods.

BRC Global Standard

BRC Global Standard
Author: British Retail Consortium
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0117022233
ISBN 13: 9780117022232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BRC Global Standard Book Review:

Dated January 2005. No public library discount on this item. Supersedes Issue 3 (English-language ed.) (ISBN 0117031984)

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012-10-10
ISBN 10: 0309259339
ISBN 13: 9780309259330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach Book Review:

Globalization of the food supply has created conditions favorable for the emergence, reemergence, and spread of food-borne pathogens-compounding the challenge of anticipating, detecting, and effectively responding to food-borne threats to health. In the United States, food-borne agents affect 1 out of 6 individuals and cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. This figure likely represents just the tip of the iceberg, because it fails to account for the broad array of food-borne illnesses or for their wide-ranging repercussions for consumers, government, and the food industry-both domestically and internationally. A One Health approach to food safety may hold the promise of harnessing and integrating the expertise and resources from across the spectrum of multiple health domains including the human and veterinary medical and plant pathology communities with those of the wildlife and aquatic health and ecology communities. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop on December 13 and 14, 2011 that examined issues critical to the protection of the nation's food supply. The workshop explored existing knowledge and unanswered questions on the nature and extent of food-borne threats to health. Participants discussed the globalization of the U.S. food supply and the burden of illness associated with foodborne threats to health; considered the spectrum of food-borne threats as well as illustrative case studies; reviewed existing research, policies, and practices to prevent and mitigate foodborne threats; and, identified opportunities to reduce future threats to the nation's food supply through the use of a "One Health" approach to food safety. Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach: Workshop Summary covers the events of the workshop and explains the recommendations for future related workshops.

Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad

Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Board on Global Health,Committee on Strengthening Core Elements of Food and Drug Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-09-03
ISBN 10: 030922408X
ISBN 13: 9780309224086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad Book Review:

A very high portion of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, mainly from China and Southeast Asia, and most of the active ingredients in medicines we take originate in other countries. Many low- and middle-income countries have lower labor costs and fewer and less stringent environmental regulations than the United States, making them attractive places to produce food and chemical ingredients for export. Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad explains that the diversity and scale of imports makes it impractical for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) border inspections to be sufficient to ensure product purity and safety, and incidents such as American deaths due to adulterated heparin imported from China propelled the problem into public awareness. The Institute of Medicine Committee on Strengthening Core Elements of Regulatory Systems in Developing Countries took up the vital task of helping the FDA to cope with the reality that so much of the food, drugs, biologics, and medical products consumed in the United States originate in countries with less-robust regulatory systems. Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad describes the ways the United States can help strengthen regulatory systems in low and middle income countries and promote cross-border partnerships - including government, industry, and academia - to foster regulatory science and build a core of regulatory professionals. This report also emphasizes an array of practical approaches to ensure sound regulatory practices in today's interconnected world.

Food Safety and Human Health

Food Safety and Human Health
Author: Ram Lakhan Singh,Sukanta Mondal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 0128163348
ISBN 13: 9780128163344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety and Human Health Book Review:

Food Safety and Human Health provides a framework to manage food safety risks and insure safe food system. This reference takes a reader-friendly approach in presenting the entire range of toxic compounds found naturally in foods or introduced by industrial contamination or food processing methods. It provides the basic principles of food toxicology and its processing and safety for human health to help professionals and students better understand the real problems of toxic materials. This essential resource will help readers address problems regarding food contamination and safety. It will be particularly useful for graduate students, researchers and professionals in the agri-food industry. Encompasses the first pedagogic treatment of the entire range of toxic compounds found naturally in foods or introduced by industrial contamination or food processing methods Features areas of vital concern to consumers, such as the toxicological implications of food, implications of food processing and its safety to human health Focuses on the safety aspects of genetically modified foods currently available

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods
Author: V. Prakash,Olga Martin-Belloso,Larry Keener,Siân B. Astley,Susanne Braun,Helena McMahon,Huub Lelieveld
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN 10: 012800620X
ISBN 13: 9780128006207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods Book Review:

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods, a compilation from a team of experts in food safety, nutrition, and regulatory affairs, examines a variety of traditional foods from around the world, their risks and benefits, and how regulatory steps may assist in establishing safe parameters for these foods without reducing their cultural or nutritive value. Many traditional foods provide excellent nutrition from sustainable resources, with some containing nutraceutical properties that make them not only a source of cultural and traditional value, but also valuable options for addressing the growing need for food resources. This book discusses these ideas and concepts in a comprehensive and scientific manner. Addresses the need for balance in safety regulation and retaining traditional food options Includes case studies from around the world to provide practical insight and guidance Presents suggestions for developing appropriate global safety standards

Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table

Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Food Forum
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN 10: 0309131669
ISBN 13: 9780309131667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table Book Review:

Legal regulations and manufacturers' monitoring practices have not been enough to prevent contamination of the national food supply and protect consumers from serious harm. In addressing food safety risks, regulators could perhaps better ensure the quality and safety of food by monitoring food production not just at a single point in production but all along the way, from farm to table. Recognizing the troubled state of food safety, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food Forum met in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2008, to explore the management of food safety practices from the beginning of the supply chain to the marketplace.

Significance Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases

Significance  Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases
Author: Hussaini Makun
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN 10: 9535122770
ISBN 13: 9789535122777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Significance Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases Book Review:

Food-borne diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is estimated that about 2.2 million people die yearly due to food and water contamination. Food safety and consequently food security are therefore of immense importance to public health, international trade and world economy. This book, which has 10 chapters, provides information on the incidence, health implications and effective prevention and control strategies of food-related diseases. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and researchers in the fields of life sciences, medicine, agriculture, food science and technology, trade and economics. Policy makers and food regulatory officers will also find it useful in the course of their duties.

Food Safety in the 21st Century

Food Safety in the 21st Century
Author: Puja Dudeja,Rajul K Gupta,Amarjeet Singh Minhas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN 10: 0128018461
ISBN 13: 9780128018460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety in the 21st Century Book Review:

Food Safety in the 21st Century: Public Health Perspective is an important reference for anyone currently working in the food industry or those entering the industry. It provides realistic, practical, and very usable information about key aspects of food safety, while also systematically approaching the matter of foodborne illness by addressing the intricacies of both prevention and control. This book discusses ways to assess risk and to employ epidemiological methods to improve food safety. In addition, it also describes the regulatory context that shapes food safety activities at the local, national, and international levels and looks forward to the future of food safety. Provides the latest research and developments in the field of food safety Incorporates practical, real-life examples for risk reduction Includes specific aspects of food safety and the risks associated with each sector of the food chain, from food production, to food processing and serving Describes various ways in which epidemiologic principles are applied to meet the challenges of maintaining a safe food supply in India and how to reduce disease outbreaks Presents practical examples of foodborne disease incidents and their root causes to highlight pitfalls in food safety management

Food Safety Practices in the Restaurant Industry

Food Safety Practices in the Restaurant Industry
Author: Nurhayati Khairatun, Siti,Zakiah Abu Bakar, Ainul,Azira Abdul Mutalib, Noor,Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin, Ungku
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 1799874168
ISBN 13: 9781799874164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Practices in the Restaurant Industry Book Review:

In recent years, cases of food-borne illness have been on the rise and are creating a significant public health challenge worldwide. This situation poses a health risk to consumers and can cause economic loss to the food service industry. Identifying the current issues in food safety practices among the industry players is critical to bridge the gap between knowledge, practices, and regulation compliance. Food Safety Practices in the Restaurant Industry presents advanced research on food safety practices investigated within food service establishments as an effort to help the industry pinpoint risks and non-compliance relating to food safety practices and improve the practices in preventing food-borne illnesses from occurring. Covering a range of topics such as food packaging, safety audits, consumer awareness, and standard safety practices, it is ideal for food safety and service professionals, food scientists and technologists, policymakers, restaurant owners, academicians, researchers, teachers, and students.

Advances in Food Protection

Advances in Food Protection
Author: Magdy Hefnawy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 9400710992
ISBN 13: 9789400710993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Food Protection Book Review:

The global food-supply chain is vulnerable to threats from a variety of directions. Hence food security and safety remains a hot topic worldwide in academic research arenas and food industry practices. This book describes efforts from academia, government, and industry to counter food terrorism and to protect the food supply against any threat. In addition, it evaluates the global food supply, production capabilities, and food availability during and after disasters. Articles in the book assess food safety emergencies, and the prevention of, and response to deliberate contamination by microbial or chemical substances. Minimization of health and economic risks following a terrorist act or unintentional contamination is likewise discussed. The book also examines novel preservation techniques, methods to produce safe food products, and other concerns for ensuring a stable and safe food supply.

Enhancing Food Safety

Enhancing Food Safety
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on the Review of the Food and Drug Administration's Role in Ensuring Safe Food
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN 10: 9780309163583
ISBN 13: 0309163587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Food Safety Book Review:

Recent outbreaks of illnesses traced to contaminated sprouts and lettuce illustrate the holes that exist in the system for monitoring problems and preventing foodborne diseases. Although it is not solely responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees monitoring and intervention for 80 percent of the food supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's abilities to discover potential threats to food safety and prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by impediments to efficient use of its limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on risks. Enhancing Food Safety: The Role of the Food and Drug Administration, a new book from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, responds to a congressional request for recommendations on how to close gaps in FDA's food safety systems. Enhancing Food Safety begins with a brief review of the Food Protection Plan (FPP), FDA's food safety philosophy developed in 2007. The lack of sufficient detail and specific strategies in the FPP renders it ineffectual. The book stresses the need for FPP to evolve and be supported by the type of strategic planning described in these pages. It also explores the development and implementation of a stronger, more effective food safety system built on a risk-based approach to food safety management. Conclusions and recommendations include adopting a risk-based decision-making approach to food safety; creating a data surveillance and research infrastructure; integrating federal, state, and local government food safety programs; enhancing efficiency of inspections; and more. Although food safety is the responsibility of everyone, from producers to consumers, the FDA and other regulatory agencies have an essential role. In many instances, the FDA must carry out this responsibility against a backdrop of multiple stakeholder interests, inadequate resources, and competing priorities. Of interest to the food production industry, consumer advocacy groups, health care professionals, and others, Enhancing Food Safety provides the FDA and Congress with a course of action that will enable the agency to become more efficient and effective in carrying out its food safety mission in a rapidly changing world.

Food Safety Management

Food Safety Management
Author: Gisela Kopper,Slavko Mirecki,Igor S. Kljujev,Vera B. Raicevic,Blazo T. Lalevic,Jelena Petrovic-Jovicic,Stojmir Stojanovski,Dijana Blazekovic-Dimovska
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128056622
ISBN 13: 9780128056622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Management Book Review:

Biological agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites can, directly or indirectly, contaminate food. Similarly chemicals such as veterinary drugs used to combat animal illnesses, mycotoxins particularly aflatoxins, pesticides and environmental contaminants (e.g. dioxins, heavy metals) in animal feeds can also be a source contamination of food. Contamination of agricultural, animal and fish products is the result of the presence of human pathogenic bacteria and/or toxic substances, which can contaminate products in any part of the production chain. Examples are of the presence of a wide range of pathogens such as Salmonella spp., pathogenic Escherichia coli and Shigella, hepatitis A virus on fresh fruits and vegetables, E. coli O157:H7 in meats, Campylobacter spp., Brucella spp. in milk, Vibrio sp. and ciguatera toxin in fish. Thus the importance of good practices at the primary production level to prevent diseases and infections in animals, minimize risk of transmission to humans and/or contamination of food as well as to ensure animal health and welfare. The authors address three main primary production systems and the challenges to reduce the safety threats inherent to each. Good animal farming, fish health and good agricultural practices are described extensively so as to provide a clear picture of the complexity of the food production chains and the many factors that need to be under control to ensure the safety of food products.

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety
Author: WHO. Food Safety Programme,World Health Organization,World Health Organization. Food Safety Department,World Health Organization. Food Safety Programme
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9789241545747
ISBN 13: 9241545747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety Book Review:

Foodborne diseases takes a major toll on health. Thousands of millions of people fall ill and many die as a result of eating unsafe food. Deeply concerned by this a resolution was adopted by WHO and its Member States to recognize fod safety as an essential public health function and to develop a Global Strategy for reducing the burden of foodborne diseases.

Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality

Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality
Author: J Cooper,C Leifert,U Niggli
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-07-26
ISBN 10: 1845693418
ISBN 13: 9781845693411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality Book Review:

Due to increasing consumer demand for safe, high quality, ethical foods, the production and consumption of organic food and produce has increased rapidly over the past two decades. In recent years the safety and quality of organic foods has been questioned. If consumer confidence and demand in the industry is to remain high, the safety, quality and health benefits of organic foods must be assured. With its distinguished editor and team of top international contributors, Handbook of organic food safety and quality provides a comprehensive review of the latest research in the area. Part one provides an introduction to basic quality and safety with chapters on factors affecting the nutritional quality of foods, quality assurance and consumer expectations. Part two discusses the primary quality and safety issues related to the production of organic livestock foods including the effects of feeding regimes and husbandry on dairy products, poultry and pork. Further chapters discuss methods to control and reduce infections and parasites in livestock. Part three covers the main quality and safety issues concerning the production of organic crop foods, such as agronomic methods used in crop production and their effects on nutritional and sensory quality, as well as their potential health impacts. The final part of the book focuses on assuring quality and safety throughout the food chain. Chapters focus on post-harvest strategies to reduce contamination of food and produce, and ethical issues such as fair trade products. The final chapters conclude by reviewing quality assurance strategies relating to specific organic food sectors. The Handbook of organic food quality and safety is a standard reference for professionals and producers within the industry concerned with improving and assuring the quality and safety of organic foods. Improve the safety, quality and health benefits of organic foods Discusses the latest research findings in this area Focuses on assuring quality and safety throughout the food chain

Food Safety for the 21st Century

Food Safety for the 21st Century
Author: Carol A. Wallace,William H. Sperber,Sara E. Mortimore
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1444348000
ISBN 13: 9781444348002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety for the 21st Century Book Review:

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system is still recognised internationally as the most effective way to produce safe food throughout the supply chain, but a HACCP system cannot operate in a vacuum. It requires prerequisite programmes to be in place and it can be highly affected by, or dependent upon, other major considerations such as animal, plant, human and environmental health, food security and food defence. This book: Provides a practical and up-to-date text covering the essentials of food safety management in the global supply chain, giving the reader the knowledge and skills that they need to design, implement and maintain a world-class food safety programme. Builds on existing texts on HACCP and food safety, taking the next step forward in the evolution of HACCP and providing a text that is relevant to all sectors and sizes of food businesses throughout the world. Shares practical food safety experience, allowing development of best-practice approaches. This will allow existing businesses to improve their systems and enable businesses that are new to HACCP and food safety management requirements in both developed and developing countries to build on existing knowledge for more rapid application of world-class food safety systems. Educates practitioners such that they will be able to use their judgement in decision-making and to influence those who make food policy and manage food operations. This book is an essential resource for all scientists and managers in the food industry (manufacturing and foodservice); regulators and educators in the field of food safety; and students of food science and technology.