Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives / Edition 1

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An intriguing, anecdotal assessment of food- and waterborne illnesses “from farm to fork.”
• Offers an international scope of coverage, including information on food outbreaks in various countries.
• Traces the safety lapses and responsibilities behind modern and historic outbreaks of food- and waterborne disease.
• Emphasizes that food safety is everyone’s responsibility, from governments to the food handler in the restaurant or home.
• Presents summary information on the pathogens that are the major causes of most foodborne illnesses.
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What People Are Saying

Chris Thoms
I found it an informative and enjoyable read that should appeal to a wide readership. The author reminds us of the importance of a co-ordinated approach to food safety by providing the reader with key examples of food-borne disease outbreaks associated with breaches of biosecurity, food processing and handling along the food chain to the consumer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555814175
  • Publisher: ASM Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Old Habits Die Hard

2. Engineering Errors

3. Recipes for Disaster

4. See No Evil

5. Cross-Contamination

6. Birth of a Pathogen

7. USDA, HACCP, and E. coli O157:H7

8. Crossing Over

9. When the Well Runs Dry

10. Mad Cows and Englishmen

11. The Politics of Prions -- BSE and World Trade

12. Asymptomatic Carriers and Captive Audiences

13. Deliberately Contaminated Food

14. The Impact of Imports

15. A Raw Deal

16. The Media and the Message

17. Changing Old Habits

Appendix I. A Microbial Who's Who
Appendix II. Glossary
Appendix III. Abbreviations and Acronyms

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