Food Safety

Food Safety

Past, Present, and Predictions

1st Edition - April 25, 2020

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  • Author: Darin Detwiler
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182208

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Food Safety: Past, Present, and Predictions offers a multidisciplinary approach on major food industry regulatory compliance changes that have emerged since the landmark 1993 E.coli outbreak. The book is broad in coverage, providing a look back at 25 years of change in order to better conceptualize the future of effective and sustainable food safety compliance efforts and technologies. Historical case studies and technological developments are written by experts and those who played key roles in events. Topics are explained in a way that not only helps improve industry and consumer awareness, but also offers tools to improve education and communication.

Key Features

  • Provides understanding of the true burden of disease
  • Examines industry change over the past 25 years and beyond
  • Explains the consumer and industry forces behind FSMA passage and implementation
  • Analyzes criticisms of FSMA and the quest for an integrated food safety partnership
  • Offers considerations for effective and sustainable use of new technologies, including Blockchain


The food industry/food supply chain, food safety consultants, food safety managers, quality assurance leaders, academics, government regulators, researchers and students

Table of Contents

  • 1. 2018: Past and Present Collide
    2. ‘Modernization’ Started Over A Century Ago
    3. 1993: The ‘9/11’ of the Food Industry
    4. Changes Brought About after the 1993 Outbreak
    5. Selected Cases
    6. Legal and Economic Factors Impacting Reform
    7. The 2010 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
    8. Implementing an Integrated Food Safety Partnership
    9. Predicting the Future of Food Safety
    10. Beyond Food Safety

Product details

  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182192
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182208

About the Author

Darin Detwiler

Darin Detwiler, LP.D., M.A.Ed.: Assistant Dean at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES and the Lead Faculty of the MS: Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries. As a Professor of food regulatory policy, he has specialized in food safety, global economics of food and agriculture, Blockchain, and food authenticity. An internationally recognized and respected food policy and technology expert with over 25 years’ experience in shaping federal food policy, consulting with corporations, and contributing thought leadership to industry events and publications. Detwiler advises industry, NGOs, and government agencies, addressing food safety and authenticity issues in the U.S. and abroad. In 2018, Detwiler received the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD PROTECTION (IAFP) Distinguished Service Award (Sponsored by Food Safety Magazine.) Over the past 25 years, Detwiler has consulted with the US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE in strengthening food safety policies, particularly in the areas of consumer education, product labeling, and their pathogen reduction program. In addition to serving in various educational and advisory capacities, his committee work includes appointments to two terms as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the USDA, where his work improved standards and policies related to risk-based sampling. Detwiler’s collaboration with the FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION includes stakeholder advisory groups, FSMA pre-implementation, and on the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” He also speaks at FDA events and training sessions. Detwiler holds degrees in history, social studies and education from WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, a Master of Arts and Education from the UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES. Detwiler is the author of Food Safety: Past, Present, and Predictions (Elsevier Academic Press, 2020)

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Dean and Professor, Northeastern University, USA

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  • Bill M. Thu Aug 27 2020

    Food Safety, Past, Present and Predictions

    I got an early peek at this important book. Everyone interested in food and food safety need to read this