Elsevier Launches Seven New Food Science and Safety Books at Institute of Food Technologists’ IFT15 Conference

New books and author presentations at Elsevier booth highlight conference theme, “Where Science Feeds Innovation”

Waltham, MA, July 9, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of seven new food science books, including Food Safety: Emerging Issues, Technologies and Systems edited by Steven Ricke, Janet Donaldson and Carol Phillips. In this book, experts in the field discuss recent scientific innovations and complex challenges, to improve awareness, education and communication of food safety issues.

Food Safety and six other new books will be featured as part of Elsevier’s food science portfolio at booth #2008 at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT15) conference in Chicago, IL, July 11-14. Scientist, entrepreneur and food industry consultant Dr. Geoffrey Smithers, Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s new Reference Module in Food Science – which combines thousands of related reference work articles into one source of trustworthy information continuously updated by experts – will be discussing the new module at the Elsevier booth.

In order to meet content needs in food science and safety, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topic. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, practitioners and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of food science and safety experts and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to feed innovation.

During IFT15, Elsevier author Dr. Rickey Yada will participate in session #117, ‘Food Safety Across the Pacific,’ on July 14 from 1:15 - 2:45 pm. The session will look at recent food safety issues affecting trade between the United States, China, Canada and South Korea. Dr. Yada will focus on the timely topic, “How Will Nanotechnology Affect Food Safety and Trade?” His forthcoming book, Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality, will be published by Elsevier this summer.

In addition, Elsevier is sponsoring the Rose Marie Pangborn Student Oral Competition for the Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division of the IFT on July 12th at 4 pm. Elsevier is donating a copy of the fourth edition of its bestselling book, Sensory Evaluation Practices by Herbert Stone, Rebecca Bleibaum and Heather Thomas, to each of the six winners.

The seven new food science and safety books are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.


Notes for Editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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