1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research




ISBN 9780849322174
Published March 8, 2001 by CRC Press
232 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Recently there has been a growing awareness of the need to conduct sound and inclusive interdisciplinary research in key academic and applied areas. Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research answers the increasing calls to better understand and analyze the impact of food safety efforts. By collecting a wide range of multidisciplinary examples, the text identifies important areas of research while providing a resource for future group-building activities.

Topics covered include:

  • Food research safety teams
  • E. coli contamination in a beef slaughterhouse
  • Costs of pathogen reduction strategies for Australian beef slaughter plants
  • Food safety and quality assurance in the food chain
  • Phytosanitary barriers to trade
  • Food safety issues in developing nations
  • Product liability and food safety
  • Consumer acceptance of irradiated meats
  • Food safety control for retail butchers
  • Bases of food safety concerns
  • Future needs

    This book encourages comprehensive research by recognizing significant early efforts and considers a range of food safety problems, research techniques, and solutions. The use of global examples and interdisciplinary team-based reports, along with information from the fields of academia, government, and industry, makes Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research an important resource for enhancing the safety of our food supply.
  • Table of Contents

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing a Probabilistic Risk Analysis Model: Applications to a Beef Slaughterhouse
    Comparative Costs of Pathogen Reduction Strategies for Australian Beef Slaughter Plants
    Institutional Arrangements and Incentive Structures for Food Safety and Quality Assurance in the Food Chain
    Quantifying Phytosanitary Barriers to Trade
    Food Safety Issues in Developing Nations: A Case Study of Brazil
    Product Liability and Food Safety: The Resolution of Food Poisoning Lawsuits
    Consumer Acceptance of Irradiated Meats
    Evaluating Impact of Food Safety Control on Retailer Butchers
    Assessing the Bases of Food Safety Concerns
    Lessons Learned, Current Trends, and Future Needs

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    "Although much of the book deals with beef, the concept is applicable to all food systems and provides an opportunity for technically oriented food professionals to think out of the box and explore a needed and novel technique to improve food safety. …answers the increasing call to better understand and analyze the impact of food safety efforts by collecting a wide range of multidisciplinary examples. The authors identify important areas of research while providing a resource for future group-building activities employing multidisciplinary techniques."
    - Keith W. Gates, University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, in Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology