Food Safety and Food Quality

Food Safety and Food Quality

by R E Hester
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Chemistry and Industry
"... a series of very good and useful reviews."
Trends in Food Science & Technology
"... the editors and authors have produced a book that addresses the current hot issues ..."
Nutrition Bulletin
"... a balanced and up-to-date overview ... an easy-to-follow text for a wide readership ..."
Food Trade Review
"... a thoroughly readable account of a set of topics which are of central importance to a wide range of readers ..."
Food Science and Technology
"The book must be heartedly recommended to all members of IFST, both as an interesting and thought-provoking read - and as one to recommend to so many of those who ask us questions about food and the food industry."
Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780854042708
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry, The
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Series, #15
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.

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