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Pathogens and Toxins in Food

Challenges and Interventions

Publication Date:
October 09, 2009
Content Details:
500 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Understand how to control microbial pathogens and toxic agents at all stages of the food supply chain.

    • Details the characteristics of specific pathogens and toxins, the illnesses they cause, and the factors such as food processing operations that affect their survival and growth in food products.
    • Explores the most recent advances in biological, chemical, and physical interventions to control foodborne hazards during preharvest, harvest, food processing, and in retail ready-to-eat foods and food service operations.
    • Discusses the latest methods to rapidly detect foodborne pathogens and the implementation of comprehensive food safety management systems.



    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 1. Bacillus cereus and Other Bacillus spp. Mansel W. Griffiths 2. Campylobacter jejuni and Other Campylobacters Nelson A. Cox, L. Jason Richardson, and Michael T. Musgrove 3. Clostridium botulinum Michael W. Peck 4. Clostridium perfringens Vijay K. Juneja, John S. Novak, and Ronald J. Labbe 5. Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Catherine S. Beauchamp and John N. Sofos 6. Listeria monocytogenes Anna C. S. Porto-Fett, Jeffrey E. Call, Peter M. Muriana, Timothy A. Freier, and John B. Luchansky 7. Salmonella Stan Bailey, L. Jason Richardson, Nelson A. Cox, and Douglas E. Cosby 8. Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Keun Seok Seo and Gregory A. Bohach 9. Shigella Keith A. Lampel 10. Pathogenic Vibrios in Seafood Anita C. Wright and Keith R. Schneider 11. Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Miia Lindström, and Hannu Korkeala 12. Other Bacterial Pathogens: Aeromonas, Arcobacter, Helicobacter, Mycobacterium, Plesiomonas, and Streptococcus Elaine M. D’Sa and Mark A. Harrison 13. Food-Borne Parasites Dolores E. Hill and J. P. Dubey 14. Human Pathogenic Viruses in Food Lee-Ann Jaykus and Blanca Escudero-Abarca 15. Seafood Toxins Sherwood Hall 16. Biogenic Amines in Food K. Koutsoumanis, C. Tassou, and G.-J. E. Nychas 17. Fungal and Mushroom Toxins Charlene Wolf-Hall 18. Critical Evaluation of Uncertainties of Gluten Testing: Issues and Solutions for Food Allergen Detection Carmen Diaz-Amigo and Jupiter M. Yeung 19. Naturally Occurring Toxins in Plants Andrea R. Ottesen and Bernadene A. Magnuson 20. Chemical Residues: Incidence in the United States Stanley E. Katz and Paula Marie L. Ward 21. A European Food Safety Perspective on Residues of Veterinary Drugs and Growth-Promoting Agents Martin Danaher and Deirdre M. Prendergast 22. Prions and Prion Diseases Dragan Momcilovic 23. Interventions for Hazard Control in Foods Preharvest Jarret D. Stopforth, Balasubrahmanyam Kottapalli, and John N. Sofos 24. Interventions for Hazard Control in Foods during Harvesting Mayra Márquez-González, Kerri B. Harris, and Alejandro Castillo 25. Interventions for Hazard Control during Food Processing Ifigenia Geornaras and John N. Sofos 26. Interventions for Hazard Control in Retail-Handled Ready-To-Eat Foods Alexandra Lianou and John N. Sofos 27. Interventions for Hazard Control at Food Service O. Peter Snyder, Jr. 28. Recent Developments in Rapid Detection Methods Lawrence D. Goodridge and Mansel W. Griffiths 29. Molecular Subtyping and Tracking Food-Borne Bacterial Pathogens Brandon A. Carlson and Kendra K. Nightingale 30. Food Safety Management Systems Virginia N. Scott and Yuhuan Chen