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Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security
     

Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security

by Elizabeth Connor (Editor)
 

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Learn what you need to know about foodborne illness—from comprehensive Web sites!

"An estimated 76 million illnesses, 323,914 hospitalizations, and 5,194 deaths are attributed to foodborne illness in the United States each year."—2001 FDA Food Code. The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security puts a wealth of food safety and security information at

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Learn what you need to know about foodborne illness—from comprehensive Web sites!

"An estimated 76 million illnesses, 323,914 hospitalizations, and 5,194 deaths are attributed to foodborne illness in the United States each year."—2001 FDA Food Code. The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security puts a wealth of food safety and security information at your fingertips. This comprehensive compilation of annotated links goes beyond simple listing of Web addresses to tell you which sites have original content, what sites hold specific safety and security information you may be searching for, and how to find all types of vital information you need to prevent foodborne illness and disease to stay healthy. Easy-to-use, thorough, and accurate, this guide to the Internet will become your all-in-one source for food and health information.

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security not only extensively lists food and health Web sites, it gives you the tools you need to find information on all types of foodborne illness, food handling concerns, and other disease and health issues. From how to decipher Web site addresses and evaluate Web content, to guiding you to the best available consumer, medical, government, and military search engines, to an authoritative list of health information Web sites themselves, this book is a valuable one-stop resource for all your food health concerns. Along with a helpful bibliography and glossary, the author provides tables, screen captures, and illustrations for clarity and direction.

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security presents thorough and comprehensive Web listings for:

  • Internet search engines and directories
  • naturally occurring dangerous organisms
  • bioterrorism threats
  • pesticides
  • disease control and prevention
  • government links for food, safety, and nutrition information
  • travel concerns
  • government food regulations, standards, and legislation
  • food and water safety during disasters
  • sanitation issues
  • hot topics such as bird flu and mad cow disease
  • food allergies
  • chemical contamination
  • parasites
  • food safety during pregnancy
  • food additives and preservatives
  • resources for food advisories, recalls, and warnings
  • carcinogens
  • food irradiation
  • genetic engineering and genetically modified (GM) foods
  • labeling, packaging, and storage
  • takeout foods and restaurant food safety evaluation
  • lists of food safety organizations and societies

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security is a quick-check reference guide to the Internet for dietitians, librarians, health agency employees, health educators, or anyone interested in staying healthy when handling, preparing, and storing food.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789026316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.58(d)

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Lenny Rhine PhD
Lenny Rhine, PhD, University Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida
A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION of annotated links for those 'interested in staying healthy when handling, preparing, and storing food at home or eating foods prepared by others.' With the emergence of the global economy, there is a need to 'determine the source and safety of food available for consumption.' This book is a series of well-organized, category-based lists of Internet information. EACH LINK INCLUDES AN ANNOTATION THAT NOTES THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESOURCE, GIVES A SUMMARY OF ITS SCOPE, AND HIGHLIGHTS KEY FEATURES.
David A. Nolfi
David A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University<
This small GOLDMINE OF INFORMATION provides annotations and addresses for hundreds of Web sites. . . . A worthwhile addition for public libraries, consumer health collections, and health sciences libraries. Academic libraries supporting programs in agriculture, food science and service, nutrition, and public health will find this work particularly relevant. Connor's concise annotations provide the reader with information needed to evaluate Web sites as well as the background information necessary to better understand the importance of the food safety issues addressed. Any librarian interested in creating electronic pathfinders or research guides related to food safety issues will find this guide to be a great timesaver because Connor has pre-selected the best sites. A convenient glossary also provides needed explanation of unique terms associated with food safety as well as the language used to describe various types of Web tools. Conner's style is approachable for general readers and students, but is also useful for faculty and librarians.

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