Description

With the world’s growing population, the provision of a safe, nutritious and wholesome food supply for all has become a major challenge. To achieve this, effective risk management based on sound science and unbiased information is required by all stakeholders, including the food industry, governments and consumers themselves. In addition, the globalization of the food supply requires the harmonization of policies and standards based on a common understanding of food safety among authorities in countries around the world. With some 280 chapters, the Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides unbiased and concise overviews which form in total a comprehensive coverage of a broad range of food safety topics, which may be grouped under the following general categories: History and basic sciences that support food safety; Foodborne diseases, including surveillance and investigation; Foodborne hazards, including microbiological and chemical agents; Substances added to food, both directly and indirectly; Food technologies, including the latest developments; Food commodities, including their potential hazards and controls; Food safety management systems, including their elements and the roles of stakeholders. The Encyclopedia provides a platform for experts from the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment to share and learn from state-of-the art expertise with the rest of the food safety community.

Key Features

  • Assembled with the objective of facilitating the work of those working in the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment - this work covers the entire spectrum of food safety topics into one comprehensive reference work
  • The Editors have made every effort to ensure that this work meets strict quality and pedagogical thresholds such as: contributions by the foremost authorities in their fields; unbiased and concise overviews on a multitude of food safety subjects; references for further information, and specialized and general definitions for food safety terminology
  • In maintaining confidence in the safety of the food supply, sound scientific information is key to effectively and efficiently assessing, managing and communicating on food safety risks. Yet, professionals and other specialists working in this multidisciplinary field are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with developments outside their immediate areas of expertise. This single source of concise, reliable and authoritative information on food safety has, more than ever, become a necessity

Readership

The Encyclopedia will be useful for professionals and other specialists working in, but not limited to, the following institutions:  Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies; Food Industry; Trade and Industry Organizations; Audit and Certification Bodies; Academic Institutions; Private and Governmental Scientific and Research Institutions; and International and Non-Governmental Organizations with an interest in food.

Table of Contents

Preface

Dedication

Foreword I

Foreword II

Further Reading

Editor-in-Chief

Co-Editors Biography

Editorial Advisory Board

Abbreviations of Technical Terms

Abbreviation of Selected Organizations Involved in Food Safety

Volume 1: History, Science and Methods

 

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences: History of Foodborne Disease – Part I – Ancient History

Abstract

Glossary

Prehistory

The Biblical Period

See also

Further Reading

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences: History of Foodborne Disease – Part II – The Greek and Roman Periods (1200 BCE–CE 500)

Abstract

Glossary

Not-so-Funny Honey

Lead Adrift

Middle Ages (CE 500–1500)

St. Anthony's Fire

See also

Further Reading

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences: History of Foodborne Disease – Part III – The Renaissance and the Enlightenment (CE 1300–1750)

Abstract

Glossary

The Constant Menace of Mold

Royal Parasites

Part V: The Industrial Revolution (CE 1750–1900)

See also

Further Reading

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences: History of Foodborne Disease – Part IV – Modern Times (CE 1900–Present Day)

Abstract

Glossary

Mercury in Minamata

Tainted Oil in Spain

The Birth of a Beast

Conclusion

See also

Further Reading

History of Food Safety and Related Sciences: History of Foodborne Disease in Asia – Examples from China, India, and Japan

Abstract

Introduction

Food Safety in Chinese Mythology

Food Safety in Ancient Times

Food Safety in Asia in Modern Times

Food Safety Legislation in Modern Times

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

See

Details

No. of pages:
2304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123786135
Print ISBN:
9780123786128

Reviews

"...this authoritative, one-stop reference will be useful for academics, consumers, decision makers, managers, public officials, food industry professionals, and nongovernmental specialists. Summing Up: Recommended" --Choice Reviews Online, 2014

"...there is nothing like this encyclopedia for its comprehensiveness in combining as many food safety related topics as possible less than one source...If you want to expand your knowledge over the whole field of food safety you can look no further than dipping into this encyclopedia." --Journal of Food Quality & Hazards Control,Vol. 1, No. 2, 2014

"With such a collection of information, whoever needs first-hand, reliable and authoritative information on food safety does not need to consult various books, periodicals or websites. All of what is presently known in this domain can be found in this comprehensive work." --Professor Fritz Käferstein, DVM, PhD (Former Director of the Department of Food Safety and Food Aid (1980-1998) World Health Organization).