Detecting Pathogens in Food
- T A McMeekin, University of Tasmania, Australia
Part one looks at general issues, beginning with a review of the role of microbiological analysis in food safety management. There are also chapters on the critical issues of what to sample and how samples should be prepared to make analysis effective, as well as how to validate individual detection techniques and assure the quality of analytical laboratories. Part two discusses the range of detection techniques now available, beginning with traditional culture methods. There are chapters on electrical methods, ATP bioluminescence, microscopy techniques and the wide range of immunological methods such as ELISAs. Two chapters look at the exciting developments in genetic techniques, the use of biosensors and applied systematics.
Detecting pathogens in food is a standard reference for all those concerned in ensuring the safety of food.
Professionals involved in research and development, surveillance and statutory activities in the fields of food safety
- Published: June 2003
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-85573-670-2
Thomas McMeekin has brought together an appropriate range of international experience and expertise to produce a timely and significant text., Food Science and Technology
...significant value to professionals involved in research and development, surveillance and statutory activities in the fields of food safety., Food Science and Technology
Material is consistently presented in clear, direct and informative terms. â¦making a range of topics very comprehensible and accessible to novice and expert alike., Food Science and Technology