Foodborne Diseases: Case Studies of Outbreaks in the Agri-Food Industries defines the context of foodborne disease across a range of food sectors. It provides insight into the causes and management of outbreaks along with practical lessons about foodborne disease prevention strategies relevant to stakeholders throughout the food supply chain. Individual chapters capture the epidemiological and traceback investigations of foodborne disease outbreaks in a wide range of food sectors that include fresh produce, dairy and eggs, and meat products, to complex food ingredients and products within the food manufacturing and food service sectors.
Under each food category, case studies of real outbreaks are presented, along with lessons learned in the way they were managed for future control of foodborne disease outbreaks. The authors look at management of outbreaks across borders and consider how both local and international authorities dealt with the issues in each case. They focus on real-life microbiological/chemical-associated outbreaks and provide insights on how the outbreaks occurred and, if possible, how they were traced to the source of contamination.
Each outbreak is unique, and readers are given the distinctive circumstances associated with different hazards, challenges faced during epidemiological and environmental investigations, risk communication to the general public, and insights into outbreak management. The authors cover the entire food supply chain, including a chapter on animal feed safety. A chapter on fraud and foodborne outbreaks considers scenarios where food industries, food services, and other stakeholders commit food adulteration, which ultimately leads to foodborne illnesses. Outbreak management and prevention strategies are key parts of each case study.
Table of Contents
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: An Introduction
Louise Manning, Carol A. Wallace, and Jan Mei Soon
Foodborne Disease Surveillance Systems: Early Warning Alert and Response Methods for Developing Countries
Jan Mei Soon, Louise Manning, and Carol A. Wallace
Foodborne Outbreaks and Potential Routes of Contamination in Fresh and Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables
Manan Sharma, David Ingram, and Lorna Graham
Microbiological Outbreak in Sprouted Seeds
Lynn McIntyre and James Monaghan
Microbiological Hazard Outbreaks in Nuts and Nuts-Related Food
You Li and Keith R. Schneider
Campylobacter in Poultry: The Conundrums of Highly Adaptable and Ubiquitous Foodborne Pathogens
Issmat I. Kassem, Olugbenga Kehinde, Yosra A. Helmy, Ruby Pina-Mimbela, Anand Kumar, Kshipra Chandrashekhar, and Gireesh Rajashekara
Surveillance for Evidence-Based Risk Management of Salmonella in the Australian Pork Industry
Microbiological Outbreaks in Dairy: Concerted Efforts Are Required to Meet the Challenges of a Listeriosis Outbreak—Lessons Learned
Dagmar Schoder and Martin Wagner
Case Study of an Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Shell Eggs and Egg-Containing Products
Corliss A. O’Bryan, Philip G. Crandall, and Steven C. Ricke
Microbiological and Toxin Outbreaks in Seafood
Chris Rodgers and Jorge Diogène
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks in Meat from Wild Game and Bushmeat
Peter Paulsen, Alessandra Avagnina, Frans J.M. Smulders, and Kashif Nauman
Mycotoxin Outbreak in Animal Feed
Sophal Cheat, Isabelle P. Oswald, and Martine Kolf-Clauw
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks in Complex Manufacturing Establishments
Louise Manning, Carol A. Wallace, and Jan Mei Soon
Outbreaks of Foodborne Disease in the Foodservice Industry
Ewen C.D. Todd
Food Fraud with Melamine and Global Implications: Was Africa Left Defenseless to the Chinese Melamine Scandal?
Manufacturing Food Safety Incidents and the Role of Food Safety Culture
Michael S. Wright
Risk Communication during Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: The Four Rs
Douglas Powell and Benjamin Chapman
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: Lessons Learned
Carol A. Wallace, Louise Manning, and Jan Mei Soon
Jan Mei Soon, PhD, is a lecturer in food safety management system at the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies, School of Sport and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom. She is recipient of the 2010 Young Scientist John Coppock Award and the John Hawthorn Memorial Award, United Kingdom Federation for Food Science and Technology (UKFFoST), the 2011 IAFP Student Travel Award, and the 2015 Young Researcher Initiative Award from European Food Safety Authority. Dr. Soon has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Louise Manning, PhD, has worked in the food industry for nearly 30 years in a range of roles and sectors of the supply chain. She studied the development of a quality assurance model for broiler meat production as her PhD thesis. Dr. Manning is a 2007 Nuffield Scholar, having studied water policy and the role of markets in delivering water management. Her work is in the area of food policy and governance including food integrity, corporate social responsibility, and improving food supply chain performance. She is a senior lecturer at Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, United Kingdom.
Carol Wallace, PhD, is Professor of Food Safety Management Systems and co-director of the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies, School of Sport and Wellbeing at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom. She earned a PhD for her study of factors impacting hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) effectiveness and continues to work closely with international food companies and organizations for the ongoing improvement of food safety standards. She is course leader for postgraduate food safety and HACCP programs and leads research themes in food safety effectiveness.