Food Safety

Emerging Issues, Technologies and Systems

By

  • Steven Ricke, Food Science Department, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Janet Donaldson, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, MS, USA
  • Carol Phillips, Carol A Phillips, Professor of Microbiology, University of Northampton, UK

    Food Safety: Emerging Issues, Technologies and Systems offers a systems approach to learning how to understand and address some of the major complex issues that have emerged in the food industry. The book is broad in coverage and provides a foundation for a practical understanding in food safety initiatives and safety rules, how to deal with whole-chain traceability issues, handling complex computer systems and data, foodborne pathogen detection, production and processing compliance issues, safety education, and more. Recent scientific industry developments are written by experts in the field and explained in a manner to improve awareness, education and communication of these issues.

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    Audience

    A&G and Industry markets; industry professionals in food microbiology, food science meat science food safety and food production; government officials (USDA, FDA, etc.); grad students in agriculture and food science; corporate managers in food companies

     

    Book information

    • Published: July 2015
    • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
    • ISBN: 978-0-12-800245-2


    Table of Contents

    Section 1: DEVELOPMENTS IN FOOD SAFETY TRACKING AND TRACEABILITY

    1. Global food safety initiative:  Implementation and perspectives

    2. Computer systems for whole-chain traceability in beef production systems

    3. Foodborne pathogen tracking in the produce environment

    4. Application of molecular methods for bacterial traceability in food safety systems

    5. A descriptive tool for tracing microbiological contaminations

    6. Salmonella and the Potential Role for Microbial Process Indicators on Chicken Carcasses

    Section 2: NEW STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING FOODBORNE PATHOGEN ECOLOGY

    7. Strategies for understanding Salmonella ecology in food production

    8. Listeria and omics approaches for understanding its biology

    9. Current issues in foodborne Staphylococcus ecology

    10. Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli and ruminant diets: a match made in heaven?

    11. Current perspectives on Campylobacter ecology

    12. Arcobacter species- an emerging or emerged food pathogen?

    13. The Cronobacter genus - an emergent bacterial pathogen comes of age in the genomic era

    14. New and Emerging Food Pathogens

    Section 3: NEW DEVELOPMENTS  IN  FOOD  SAFETY EDUCATION - FOOD SYSTEMS  AND TRAINING

    15. Food Safety at Farmers Markets: Fact or Fiction?

    16. Novel Approaches for Retail Food Safety Education

    17. Approaches to Food Safety Education Among Critical Groups

    18. The role of training strategies in food safety performance: Knowledge, behavior and management

    19. Teaching Gastrointestinal Microbiology to a Food Safety Audience

    20. Systems thinking and beef cattle production medicine - Issues of health and production efficiency

    21. Food safety training and teaching in UK/Europe