Food Safety and Food Quality

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The quality and safety of the food we eat attracts a great deal of publicity and is high on the list of public concerns. This highly emotive issue is discussed in this timely book, which brings together a group of experts to present up-to-date and balanced overviews on a wide range of topics including GM crops; hazardous microorganisms such as E. coli; the BSE/CJD problem; and cancer-causing chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Thought-provoking and of interest to a wide readership, this authoritative review ...

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Overview

The quality and safety of the food we eat attracts a great deal of publicity and is high on the list of public concerns. This highly emotive issue is discussed in this timely book, which brings together a group of experts to present up-to-date and balanced overviews on a wide range of topics including GM crops; hazardous microorganisms such as E. coli; the BSE/CJD problem; and cancer-causing chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Thought-provoking and of interest to a wide readership, this authoritative review will be welcomed by food scientists, legislators, government officials and advisors. Students of food science or environmental science will also find it essential reading.

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Presents an overview of food safety and quality issues such as genetically modified crops, pesticide residues in food, natural and synthetic cancer-causing chemicals in the normal diet, hazardous microorganisms, and the incidence and control of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Other issues discussed include the practice of recycling sewage sludge, agricultural wastes, and industrial wastes to agricultural land, research in food flavor and polymer science, and assessment of food quality. Hester teaches chemistry at the University of York. Harrison teaches environmental health at the University of Birmingham. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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Table of Contents

Assessing the Safety of GM Food Crops; Safety and Quality Research Priorities in the Food Industry; Biosolid Recycling and Food Safety Issues; Mad Cows, Demented Humans and Food; Natural and Synthetic Chemicals in the Diet: a Critical Analysis of Possible Cancer Hazards; The MAFF Food LINK Research Programmes; Sensory Assessment of Food Qualities; Subject Index.

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