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Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety

The book introduces antimicrobial resistant food-borne pathogens, their surveillance and epidemiology, emerging resistance and resistant pathogens. This analysis is followed by a systematic presentation of currently applied methodology and technology, including advanced technologies for detection, intervention, and information technologies. This book can be used as a practical reference for scientists, food engineers and regulators as well as a reference for courses on Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety in Food Science.


Research Biologists; Microbiologists; Researchers in government, product development managers as well as their allied industries

Hardbound, 348 Pages

Published: March 2015


ISBN: 978-0-12-801214-7


  • Part 1: Introduction of Antimicrobial agents (classes and mechanisms) and their usage in foods and food animals

    1.Genetics, physiology, and mechanisms (classes and mechanisms)
    2. Antimicrobial usage in food animals
    3.Antimicrobial usage in food production/processing

    Part 2: Antimicrobial resistant food-borne pathogens

    4. Introduction to Antimicrobial resistant food-borne pathogens
    5. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 and the other pathogenic E. coli’
    6. Pathogenic Salmonella
    7. Campylobacter and Arcobacter
    8. Listeria monocytogenes
    9. Shigella species
    10. Pathogenic Yersinia species
    11. Re-emerging food-borne pathogens
    12. Pathogenic Vibrio
    13. Viruses: Caliciviruses, Hepatitis A
    14. Fungi: Microsporidia
    15. Food-borne protozoa

    Part 3: Risk assessment of antimicrobial resistance/ resistant pathogens

    16. Monitoring and surveillance: the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
    17. Risk assessment of  Antimicrobial Resistance in foods
    18. Risk assessment using information technologies in food-borne pathogens

    Part 4: Methodologies, Technologies and Resources

    19. New perspectives on detection for Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety
    20. New perspectives on intervention for Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety
    21. Informatics
    22. Novel antimicrobials development including probiotics


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