Safety and Practice for Organic Food - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128120606

Safety and Practice for Organic Food

1st Edition

Editors: Debabrata Biswas Shirley Micallef
Paperback ISBN: 9780128120606
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 420
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Description

Safety and Practice of Organic Food covers current food safety issues and trends, providing detailed information on all organic/pasture practices, including produce only, farm animal only, or integrated crop-livestock farming, as well as the impact of these practices on food safety. The book explores the food products that organic and integrated/traditional farming systems contribute to consumers. As the demand for organic food products are growing faster than ever, this book provides concurrent information for better practices for both growers and processors. Moreover, it explores how advanced tools, such as genomics, help us better understand the microbial ecology of the agro-environment.

This book is a unique source of organic agriculture practice and food production for researchers, professors and professionals at agricultural-based universities and colleges who are involved in food science, animal sciences, including poultry science, food safety, food microbiology, plant science and agricultural extension.

Key Features

  • Discusses limitations in pre-harvest and post-harvest level practices with specific information on risk and biosecurity of existing organic production systems
  • Explores policies and guidelines for organic food production, along with future directions for safer and sustainable production and practices
  • Presents microbial and biological hazards, such as toxins in both pre-harvest and post-harvest levels
  • Provides alternative antimicrobials and their use in organic production of plant and animal food products

Readership

Researchers, professors and professionals at agricultural-based universities and colleges who are involved in food science, animal sciences (including poultry science), food safety, food microbiology, plant science, and agricultural extension. This book will also appeal to both students and instructors in Universities and Agricultural Colleges all over the world; regulators and federal government (USDA, FDA, EPA) and food processing industries.

Table of Contents

Organic Food Products, Diverse Production Practices, and Policies
1. The Growing Market of Organic Foods: Impact on the US and Global Economy
Mengfei Peng and Debabrata Biswas
2. Organic Farming Practices: Integrated Culture Versus Monoculture
Serajus Salaheen and Debabrata Biswas
3. Governmental Policies and Regulations including FSMA on Organic Farming in the United States and Around the Globe
M. Nazim Uddin and Latiful Bari
4. Major Issues and Limitations in Organic Farming in the US
Seon-Woo Kim

Quality and Safety Concerns of Organic Food
5. A Nutritional Perspective: Importance of Organic Foods Over Conventional Counterparts
Hongshun Yang
6. Listed Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Associated with Organic Foods: Animal and Plant Products
Abani Pradhan
7. Food Safety Risks and Issues Associated with Farming and Handling Practices for Organic Certified Fresh Produce
Angela Marie C. Ferelli and Shirley A. Micallef
8. Proper Farm Management Strategies for Safer Organic Animal farming practice
Vinod Nagarajan and Debabrata Biswas
9. Effective farm management strategies for organic produce and plant food production
Gerald Brust
10. Alternatives to pest and disease control in pre-harvest, and washing and processing in post-harvest levels for organic produce
Aishwarya Pradeep Rao and Sadhana Ravishankar

Recommendations and intervention for Improving Safety and Sustainable Organic Food
11. The Plant Microbiome: Diversity, Dynamics and Role in Food Safety
Sarah Allard and Shirley A. Micallef
12. Control strategies for post-harvest microbiological safety of produce during processing, marketing and quality measures
Rohan Tikekar, Solmaz Alborzi and Luis Bastarrachea
13. Control strategy for post-harvest microbiological safety of animal products during processing, marketing and quality measures
Tagelsir Mohamed
14. Future of organic farming: bringing technological marvels to the field
Serajus Salaheen
15. Pectin as an alternative feed additive and effects on microbiota
Si Hong Park
16. The impact of grower training on food safety outcomes
Donna M. Pahl
17. Acceptable alternatives growth promoters for organic farm animal production
Zajeba Tabashum
18. Application of bacteriophages in organic farm animal production
Juhee Ahn
19. Bio-control for foodborne zoonotic pathogens in animal reservoirs and food products
Amber Brauer

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128120606

About the Editor

Debabrata Biswas

Dr. Biswas (H Index 16) is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety in the Dept. of Animal and Sciences, and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, MD. As a food safety specialist, he has committed to develop crosscutting research programs in food safety area. His research targets control of enteric bacterial pathogens in foods and their colonization in animal reservoirs as well as survival ability in ecology and cross-contamination the produce. He also investigates the role of natural products in control of foodborne bacterial colonization in animals & mechanism of antimicrobial activity of these components. Dr. Biswas also serves as editorial board members/reviewers for more than 30 journals including Food Safety, Food Control, Food Microbiology, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Medical Microbiology, Journal of Functional Foods etc. He has published more than 50 peer review manuscripts in journals and contributed book chapters for 8 published books. He also mentored/trained many graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and younger scientists. He has delivered more than 40 invited talks and organized 4 international symposiums on Food Safety Areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Food Safety in the Department of Animal and Sciences, and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA

Shirley Micallef

Dr. Shirley Ann Micallef is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, with a joint appointment in the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. She conducts research, teaching and service programs on specialty crops, with emphasis on the microbiological safety of fresh produce foods. Her research focuses on the interaction between enteric pathogens and plants in the rhizosphere and phyllosphere, as regulated by plant genetics and various agricultural practices, and how contamination occurs pre- and post-harvest of crops. Dr. Micallef also focuses on the microbial ecology of the agro-environment, including the rhizosphere and phyllosphere microbiome. She has participated in and evaluated Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) trainings to growers and direct marketers seeking GAPs certification and development of a food safety plan. She also teaches undergraduate courses related to food safety and agricultural microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, with a joint appointment in the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

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