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The Food Safety Information Handbook
     

The Food Safety Information Handbook

by Cynthia A. Roberts, Cindy Roberts
 

Outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease, reports of potentially harmful genetically engineered corn and irradiated vegetables are fueling consumers' demands for clear, concise information about the safety and quality of the food supply. Librarians and consumers alike can quickly locate authoritative sources of up-to-date and accurate information in this easy to use handbook.

Overview

Outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease, reports of potentially harmful genetically engineered corn and irradiated vegetables are fueling consumers' demands for clear, concise information about the safety and quality of the food supply. Librarians and consumers alike can quickly locate authoritative sources of up-to-date and accurate information in this easy to use handbook. There is a brief history of food safety with a chronology of incidents, products, and legislation. Recommended books, pamphlets, articles, Web sites, and other electronic resources are described. This one-stop handbook brings together in one volume food safety statistics, laws and regulations, and contact information for hot lines and help lines, organizations, and education and training opportunities. This book includes

•An Overview of Food Safety

•Issues in Food Safety

•Chronology of Food Safety-related events

•Food Safety Regulation

•Food Safety Statistics

•Careers in Food Safety

•Food Safety Resources

•Glossary

Editorial Reviews

Roberts (nutrition and food science, U. of Maryland) offers a guide to finding up-to-date information on the state of food safety in the United States. After presenting a historical and theoretical overview of the topic, she considers the regulatory agencies and laws governing food safety, examines food-borne and water-borne illness statistics, and discusses options for working in the field of food safety, including lists of certificates, scholarships, internships, and fellowships available. Lists of resources comprise the rest of the book with chapters presenting reports from government agencies, nonprofits, consumer groups, and academic institution; books suitable for everybody from children to professionals; Internet and electronic resources, safety educational materials, and organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573563055
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2001
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA A. ROBERTS is a faculty member at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland. She has been the Coordinator of the USDA/FDA Foodborne Illness Education Information Center since its creation in 1994. The center is located at the National Agricultural Library in Belstville, MD and is funded and supported as part of a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Agricultural Library. In 1998 Ms. Roberts was a recipient of the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner's Special Citation for fostering the exchange of information about food safety education between public and private sector organizations.

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