How to Prevent Food Poisoning: A Practical Guide to Safe Cooking, Eating, and Food Handling

How to Prevent Food Poisoning: A Practical Guide to Safe Cooking, Eating, and Food Handling

by Elizabeth Scott, Paul Sockett
     
 

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A complete guide to protecting yourself and your loved ones from dangerous food. As public concern over food poisoning reaches page one of our national newspapers so does the demand for reliable information about what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contaminated food. This book fills a gap in the popular literature to meet the huge and growing…  See more details below

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A complete guide to protecting yourself and your loved ones from dangerous food. As public concern over food poisoning reaches page one of our national newspapers so does the demand for reliable information about what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contaminated food. This book fills a gap in the popular literature to meet the huge and growing demand for information about how to defend against food poisoning

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Library Journal
Foodborne illnesses, also referred to as food poisoning, is a signficant public health problem. As with most public health issues, education is the first step in prevention. Scott, a microbiologist specializing in consumer hygeine issues, and Sockett, a microbiologist and epidemiologist, have written a readable guide for the conusmer that discusses the prevalence, causes, and symptoms of foodborne illnesses. Well organized and thorough, the book focuses mainly on prevention in the home, covering shopping, food handling, cooking, and storage as well as safe eating away from home. Special attention is paid to high-risk individualssenior citizens, infants, pregnant women, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Appendixes include a guide to the major causes of food poisoning, a glossary, and a short bibliography. Recommended for public libraries. (Index not seen.)Cathy Weglarz, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Lib., New Brunswick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620456910
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/08/1998
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
1.90(w) x 2.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH SCOTT, Ph.D., is a well-known author and lecturer on consumer hygiene. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the Washington Post, among other publications.
PAUL SOCKETT, Ph.D., is a scientist with the Canadian Laboratory Center for Disease Control, with more than fifteen years' experience investigating the causes of food poisoning in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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