Foodborne Infections and Intoxications

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Elsevier, Oct 11, 2011 - Medical - 928 pages
The accelerated globalization of the food supply, coupled with toughening government standards, is putting global food production, distribution, and retail industries under a high-intensity spotlight. High publicity cases about foodborne illnesses over recent years have heightened public awareness of food safety issues, and momentum has been building to find new ways to detect and identify foodborne pathogens and eliminate food-related infections and intoxications. This extensively revised Third Edition covers how the incidence and impact of foodborne diseases is determined, foodborne intoxications with an introduction that notes common features among these diseases and control measures that are applicable before and after the basic foodstuff is harvested.

* A summary of the foods most association with human infections
* A discussion of the principles of laboratory detection of the agent considering the advantages and disadvantages of various procedure
* A 'historical to present-day' section
* A description of the infection in humans and animals, including reservoirs and the mode of transmission

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Part II Foodborne Infections
Part III Foodborne Intoxications
Part IV Prevention of Foodborne Disease

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Page 31 - The identification of biological, chemical, and physical agents capable of causing adverse health effects and which may be present in a particular food, or group of foods.
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