Ensuring Global Food Safety

Ensuring Global Food Safety

Exploring Global Harmonization

2nd Edition - January 17, 2022
  • Editors: Aleksandra Martinovic, Sangsuk Oh, Huub Lelieveld
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128160114

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Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization, Second Edition, examines the policies and practices of food law which remain top contributors to food waste. This fully revised and updated edition offers a rational and multifaceted approach to the science-based issue of "what is safe for consumption?" and how creating a globally acceptable framework of microbiological, toxicological and nutritional standards can contribute to the alleviation of hunger and food insecurity in the world. Currently, many laws and regulations are so stringent that healthy food is destroyed based on scientifically incorrect information upon which laws and regulations are based. This book illuminates these issues, offering guidelines for moving toward a scientifically sound approach to food safety regulation that can also improve food security without putting consumers at risk.

Key Features

  • Presents the progress and current status of regulatory harmonization for food standards
  • Provides a science-based foundation for global regulatory consensus
  • Approaches challenges from a risk-benefit approach, also including safety assurance
  • Includes global perspectives from governmental, academic and industry experts


Governmental policy-makers, researchers and academics addressing the concerns of food insecurity around the world; lawyers, legal departments of multinational companies; companies that export and import food; food quality and safety laboratories

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction - Ensuring Global Food Safety: A Public Health Priority and a Global Responsibility
    2. Safety and Security: The Cost of Food Regulatory Failure
    3. Development of Food Legislation Around the World
    4. Integrated Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis: An Economics Perspective on International Trade and Food Safety
    5. The Global Harmonization Initiative
    6. Food Safety Regulations within Countries of Increasing Global Supplier Impact
    7. A Simplified Guide to Understanding and Using Food Safety Objectives and Performance Objectives
    8. Regulating emerging food trends: A Case Study in Insects as Food for Humans
    9. Towards Intended Normal Use: A European Appraisal of the Chloramphenicol Case and some Thoughts on the Potential of Global Harmonization of Antibiotics Regulation
    10. RDAs and Intended Normal Use – Efficient Tools in the Universal Management of Risks and Benefits of Micronutrients
    11. Global Harmonization of Food Regulations: Benefits and Risks of Organic Food
    12. Mycotoxin Management: An International Challenge
    13. Novel Food Processing Technologies and Regulatory Hurdles
    14. Processing Issues: Acrylamide, Furan and Trans Fatty Acids
    15. Food additives and Other Substances Added to Human Food
    16. Food Packaging Legislation: Sanitary Aspects
    17. Nanotechnology and Food Safety
    18. Monosodium Glutamate in Foods and its Biological Effects
    19. Responding to Incidents of Low-Level Chemical Contamination in Food
    20. Nutraceuticals: Possible Future Ingredients and Food Safety Aspects
    21. Nutrition and Bioavailability: Sense and Nonsense of Nutrition Labelling
    22. Regulating Nutrition Claims: A Case Study: The First Legislation for Foods with Health Claims in Korea
    23. Bioactivity, Benefits and Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods
    24. Water Determination in Food
    25. Global Harmonization of Analytical Methods
    26. Global Harmonization of the Control of Microbiological Risks
    27. Testing for Food Safety Using Competent Human Liver Cells
    28. Harmonization of International Standards
    29. Capacity Building: Harmonization and Achieving Food Safety
    30. Capacity Building: Building Analytical Capacity for Microbial Food Safety
    31. Education in food safety at all levels, from academics to street handlers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: January 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128160114

About the Editors

Aleksandra Martinovic

Aleksandra Martinovic,Associate Professor, Faculty of Food Technology, Food Safety and Ecology - ‎University of Donja Gorica Dr Aleksandra Martinović's research interest focuses on the practical application of fundamental knowledge in the field of food safety, microbiology of food, and the development and implementation of new technologies in the food industry. The Ambassador is the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) for Montenegro, the Chair of the Global Interest Harmonization Group (SIG) and the Task Team (TT) Scientific Committees in the European Federation of Food Science and Technology the European Federation of Food Science and Technology, chairman of the meat hygiene working group within the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG). She is a member of a specialized fish processing group within the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG). Dr Martinovic has independently or as a co-author published dozens of scientific papers, a chapter in a scientific monograph issued abroad, a textbook for pre-university level of education, and a study manual.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Food Technology, Food Safety and Ecology, ‎University of Donja Gorica

Sangsuk Oh

Professor at the department of Food and Nutrition at Ewha Womans University and former official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Huub Lelieveld

Prof. dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld, formerly with Unilever, now President of the Global Harmonization Initiative, a non-governmental organisation working towards globally harmonised and science based food safety regulations, is also a member of the Executive Committee and Past-President of EFFoST (the European Federation of Food Science and Technology), Founder and Past-President of EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group). He is Fellow of IAFoST (the International Academy of Food Science and Technology), Fellow of IFT (the Institute of Food Technologists), served on the Governing Council of IUFoST (the International Union of Food Science and Technology) and has been Chair of the Nonthermal Processing and International divisions of IFT. At Unilever, he was responsible for hygienic processing and plant design and novel processing technologies. He is editor or co-editor of many books, on food hygiene, food safety and food processing technologies. He also wrote many chapters for such books as well as hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and in relevant magazines. He is visiting professor at the National University of Food Technologies in Kiev, Ukraine.

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands