Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food

Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food

by National Academies Press, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 030908928X

ISBN-13: 9780309089289

Pub. Date: 08/29/2003

Publisher: National Academies Press

Food safety regulators face a daunting task: crafting food safety performance standards and systems that continue in the tradition of using the best available science to protect the health of the American public, while working within an increasingly antiquated and fragmented regulatory framework. Current food safety standards have been set over a period of

Overview

Food safety regulators face a daunting task: crafting food safety performance standards and systems that continue in the tradition of using the best available science to protect the health of the American public, while working within an increasingly antiquated and fragmented regulatory framework. Current food safety standards have been set over a period of years and under diverse circumstances, based on a host of scientific, legal, and practical constraints.

Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food lays the groundwork for creating new regulations that are consistent, reliable, and ensure the best protection for the health of American consumers. This book addresses the biggest concerns in food safetyâ€"including microbial disease surveillance plans, tools for establishing food safety criteria, and issues specific to meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, and produce. It provides a candid analysis of the problems with the current system, and outlines the major components of the task at hand: creating workable, streamlined food safety standards and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309089289
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/29/2003
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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