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Imported Foods

Microbial Issues and Challenges

Publication Date:
June 25, 2008
Content Details:
288 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and in-depth information on microbiological food safety.

    • Describes the problems with imported foods and suggests specific programs and steps to improve the monitoring and safety of imported foods.
    • Provides a thorough explanation of the challenges and solutions to this emerging crisis.
    • Explains the systematic risks inherent in food production in developing countries, the current US food safety system, newly acquired foodborne pathogens, and recommendations for systematic changes to the monitoring of imported food.
    • Presents proven concepts of microbial risk analysis and practical methods to address this growing public health concern.



    This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents Contents Status and Projections for Foods Imported into the United States, W. J. Florkowski Food Safety Regulations Applicable to Imported Foods, Neal D. Fortin Outbreaks of Food-Borne Diseases Related to the International Food Trade, Robert V. Tauxe, Sarah J. O’Brien, and Martyn Kirk Animal and Human Waste as Vehicles for Cross-Contamination of Imported Foods, Charles P. Gerba and Christopher A. Scott Sanitation and Hygiene Deficiencies as Contributing Factors in Contamination of Imported Foods, Fengxia Dong and Helen H. Jensen Antimicrobial-Resistant Food-Borne Pathogens in Imported Food, Shaohua Zhao Mycotoxin Contamination of Foods from around the World, Garnett E. Wood Role of Programs Designed To Improve the Microbiological Safety of Imported Food, Ewen Todd and Julie A. Caswell Summary and Perspective of the Impact of Imported Foods on the Microbiological Safety of the United States’ Food Supply, Marilyn C. Erickson and Michael P. Doyle