1st Edition

Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products Prevention, Practices, and Management

Edited By Santosh K. Mishra, Megh R. Goyal, Manju Gaare Copyright 2022
    358 Pages 15 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    358 Pages 15 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume takes an in-depth look at various biological and chemical hazards in food and food products that pose health threats. It also outlines methods and practices for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of these hazards in food production processes. The new scientific research and case studies presented in the volume cover mycotoxins, foodborne pathogens, antibiotic residues from dairy animals, pesticide residues, the presence of heavy metals in food, and more. Chapters also address food allergy management and offer lessons and practices in food recall situations.

    The authors discuss the various food toxins, their sources, as well as management, mitigation, and prevention strategies. Also addressed are the specific adverse effects on people with health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and more. This book is organized in such a way that each chapter treats one major food safety hazard and offers novel control methods for health, food safety, and quality enhancement through various means.

    Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products: Prevention, Practices, and Management will aid researchers and policymakers as it illustrates the various aspects of food safety hazards and how to analyze and control these potential health threats.

    Part I: Biological Hazards in Foods and Food Products

    1. Potential Threat of Mycotoxins to Food Safety and Security

    V. Dharini, Neha Halder, S. Periyar Selvam, G. Mikunthan, and M. Mahesh Kumar

    2. Potential Concern of Foodborne Pathogens in the Food Industry

    Samlesh Kumari and Pragya Kulkarni

    3. Rapid Isothermal Nucleic Acid Dependent Techniques for On-Site Diagnosis of Foodborne Pathogens

    Saurabh Kadyan, Gaurav K. Deshwal, Rashmi H. Mallappa, and Diwas Pradhan

    4. Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Grade Lactic Acid Bacteria

    Shruti Nayyar, Saurabh Kadyan, Heena Parveen, Rashmi H. Mallappa, and Diwas Pradhan

    5. Zoonoses: Infectious Diseases in Humans

    Arun Kharate, Ravindra Dombar, J. Adeppa, and Lina Dhote

    Part II: Chemical Hazards in Milk and Milk Products

    6. Milk Adulteration: Current Scenario and Challenges

    Tanmay Hazra, Rohit G. Sindhav, CH. V. K. Sudheendra, and Vimal M. Ramani

    7. Antibiotic Residues in Milk: Control Strategies in Dairy Animals

    Sushil K. Mohapatra and Tapas K. Patbandha

    8. Heavy Metal Contamination in Milk and Milk Products

    Apurba Giri, Monalisa Roy, Sucheta Sahoo, and Khokan C. Gayen

    9. Detection of Pesticides Residues in Milk and Milk Products

    Dipesh Aggarwal, Santosh Anand, and Diwakar Mishra

    Part III: Food Safety Hazards: Practices and Management

    10. Food Safety Management Systems in the Food Processing Industry

    Nancy Awasti, Venkateswarlu Sunkesula, and Ahmed R. A. Hammam

    11. Current Trends and Advances in Food Allergy Management

    Rohit G. Sindhav, Tanmay Hazra, and Ankit J. Thesiya

    12. Anti-Nutritive and Therapeutic Properties of Lectins

    CH. V. K. Sudheendra, Tanmay Hazra, Akash Solanki, and Vimal M. Ramani

    13. Recall of Food Products: Practices and Lessons.

    Sarang D. Pophaly, Manorama Chauhan, Awadhesh K. Tripathi, Raghav Pandey, Tejinder P. Singh, and Kushal K. Sandey


    Santosh Kumar Mishra, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Dairy Microbiology at the College of Dairy Science and Technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He is currently working in the area of functional foods and dairy products, incorporating live probiotics and technology of functional lactic cultures for fermented and non-fermented dairy products. He has served in the dairy industry as a Quality Assurance Executive at Mother Dairy, New Delhi, India. He is handling several externally funded projects by Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Indian Ministry of Food Processing Industries, and the Indian University Grants Commission as principal investigator or co-principal investigator. He has received several awards for best paper and poster presentations. He is a recipient of junior and senior research fellowships during his master’s and doctoral programs from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India. Recently he received an Award of Honor at an international conference sponsored by Partap College of Education, Ludhiana, in association with the International Professionals Development Association, UK. He has published several research, review, and popular articles in national and international journals as well as several book chapters and teaching reviews in various training programs.

    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a retired professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico and was proclaimed as the "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the Twentieth Century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 85 books.

    Manju Gaare, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Dairy Microbiology at GN Patel College of Dairy Technology, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Dantiwada, Gujarat, India. He received a BTech (Dairy Technology) from the Dairy Science College, KVAFSU, Bengaluru, India; and an MSc (Dairy Microbiology) and PhD (Dairy Microbiology) from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. The same institute granted him junior and senior research fellowships during his master and doctoral programs. He has acquired proficiency in the field of food safety and quality assurance through his industrial, research, and teaching experience. He is a life member of several scientific societies, such as the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists India and the Probiotic Association of India. He has received best poster presenter awards at national and international conferences. He has published book chapters and several research, review, and technical articles in journals, and he holds one patent. At present he is working on novel antimicrobials for food preservation, minimal food processing, and food safety.