Foodborne Parasites in the Food Supply Web Book

Foodborne Parasites in the Food Supply Web


  • Author : Alvin A Gajadhar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782423508

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Foodborne Parasites in the Food Supply Web Excerpt :

Foodborne Parasites in the Food Supply Web: Occurrence and Control provides an overview of the occurrence, transmission, and control of parasites in the food chain, including an introduction to the topic from the perspectives of various issues surrounding foodborne parasites. The text then explores the different types of foodborne parasites, the dynamics of parasite transmission in different food sources, and the prevention and control of foodborne parasites in the food chain. Provides an overview of the occurrence, transmission, and control of parasites in the food chain Explores the different types of foodborne parasites and the dynamics of parasite transmission in different food sources Highlights prevention and control methods to ensure the safety of the food chain

Foodborne Parasites Book

Foodborne Parasites


  • Author : Ynes R. Ortega
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387311975

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Foodborne Parasites Excerpt :

This book examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the single-celled protozoa, and the helminths: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). Each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites. This important new text offers a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce or eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Advanced Food Analysis Tools Book

Advanced Food Analysis Tools


  • Author : Rovina Kobun
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128223956

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Advanced Food Analysis Tools: Biosensors and Nanotechnology provides the latest information on innovative biosensors and tools that are used to perform on-site detection tests. Food safety is a global health goal, with the food industry providing testing and guidance to keep the population safe. Food contamination is mainly caused by harmful substances and biological organisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can all have a major impact on human health. The lack of specific, low-cost, rapid, sensitive and easy detection of harmful compounds has resulted in the development of the electrochemical technologies that are presented in this book. Includes the most recent and innovative biosensor and nanotechnology for the food industry Applies the most current trends in food analysis research Presents opportunities for unique electrochemical tools to enhance performance

Preharvest Food Safety Book

Preharvest Food Safety


  • Author : Siddhartha Thakur
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-07-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555819644

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An overview of farm-to-fork safety in the preharvest realm Foodborne outbreaks continue to take lives and harm economies, making controlling the entry of pathogens into the food supply a priority. Preharvest factors have been the cause of numerous outbreaks, including Listeria in melons, Salmonella associated with tomatoes, and Shiga toxin-producing E.coli in beef products, yet most traditional control measures and regulations occur at the postharvest stage. Preharvest Food Safety covers a broad swath of knowledge surrounding topics of safety at the preharvest and harvest stages, focusing on problems for specific food sources and food pathogens, as well as new tools and potential solutions. Led by editors Siddhartha Thakur and Kalmia Kniel, a team of expert authors provides insights into critical themes surrounding preharvest food safety, including Challenges specific to meat, seafood, dairy, egg, produce, grain, and nut production Established and emerging foodborne and agriculture-related pathogens Influences of external factors such as climate change and the growing local-foods trend Regulatory issues from both US and EU perspectives Use of pre- and probiotics, molecular tools, mathematical modeling, and one health approaches Intended to encourage the scientific community and food industry stakeholders to advance their knowledge of the developments and challenges associated with preharvest food safety, this book addresses the current state of the field and provides a diverse array of chapters focused on a variety of food commodities and microbiological hazards.

Food Control and Biosecurity Book

Food Control and Biosecurity


  • Author : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128114971

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Food Control and Biosecurity Excerpt :

Food Control and Biosecurity, Volume Sixteen, the latest release in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, is an essential resource for anyone in the food industry who needs to understand safety and quality control to prevent or reduce the spread of foodborne diseases. The book covers information from exporter to transporter, importer and retailer, and offers valuable tools to measure food quality while also addressing government standards and regulations for food production, processing and consumption. The book presents cutting-edge methods for detecting hazardous compounds within foods, including carcinogenic chemicals. Other related topics addressing food insecurity and food defense are also discussed. Identifies the latest import/export regulations related to food control and biosecurity Provides detection and analysis methods to ensure a safe food supply Presents risk assessment tools and prevention strategies for food safety and process control

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies Book

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies


  • Author : Craig Leadley
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782424703

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Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies Excerpt :

Innovation and Future Trends in Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Technologies focuses on emerging and future trends in food manufacturing and supply chain technologies, examining the drivers of change and innovation in the food industry and the current and future ways of addressing issues such as energy reduction and rising costs in food manufacture. Part One looks at innovation in the food supply chain, while Part Two covers emerging technologies in food processing and packaging. Subsequent sections explore innovative food preservation technologies in themed chapters and sustainability and future research needs in food manufacturing. Addresses issues such as energy reduction and rising costs in food manufacture Assesses current supply chain technologies and the emerging advancements in the field, including key chapters on food processing technologies Covers the complete food manufacturing scale, compiling significant research from academics and important industrial figures

Present Knowledge in Food Safety Book

Present Knowledge in Food Safety


  • Author : Michael E. Knowles
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231548

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Present Knowledge in Food Safety Excerpt :

Present Knowledge in Food Safety: A Risk-Based Approach Through the Food Chain presents approaches for exposure-led risk assessment and the management of changes in the chemical, pathogenic microbiological and physical (radioactivity) contamination of ’food’ at all key stages of production, from farm to consumption. This single volume resource introduces scientific advances at all stages of the production to improve reliability, predictability and relevance of food safety assessments for the protection of public health. This book is aimed at a diverse audience, including graduate and post-graduate students in food science, toxicology, microbiology, medicine, public health, and related fields. The book's reach also includes government agencies, industrial scientists, and policymakers involved in food risk analysis. Includes new technologies such as nanotechnology, genetic modification, and cloning Provides information on advances in pathogen risk assessment through novel and real-time molecular biological techniques, biomarkers, resistance measurement, and cell-to-cell communication in the gut Covers the role of the microbiome and the use of surrogates (especially for viruses)

Handbook of Foodborne Diseases Book

Handbook of Foodborne Diseases


  • Author : Dongyou Liu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351863483

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Handbook of Foodborne Diseases Excerpt :

Clearly linked to consumption of foods, beverages, and drinking water that contain pathogenic microbes, toxins, or other toxic agents, foodborne diseases have undergone a remarkable change of fortune in recent decades, from once rare and insignificant malaises to headline-grabbing and deadly outbreaks. Unquestionably, several factors have combined to make this happen. These include a prevailing demand for the convenience of ready-to-eat or heat-and-eat manufactured food products that allow ready entry and survival of some robust, temperature-insensitive microorganisms; a drastic reduction in the costs of air, sea, and road transportation that has taken some pathogenic microorganisms to where they were absent previously; an expanding world population that has stretched the boundary of human activity; and an ageing population whose weakened immune functions provide a fertile ground for opportunistic pathogens to invade and thrive. Given the diversity of causative agents (ranging from viruses, bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, protozoa, helminthes, toxins, to toxic agents), and the ingenuity of pathogenic microbes to evolve through genetic reassortment, horizontal gene transfer, and/or random genetic mutation, it has become an enormous challenge to understand how foodborne agents are able to evade host immune defenses and induce diseases, and also to develop and apply innovative approaches for improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foodborne diseases. Handbook of Foodborne Diseases summarizes the latest findings on more than 100 foodborne diseases and their causative agents. With contributions from international experts on foodborne pathogens, toxins, and toxic agents research, this volume provides state-of-the-art overviews on foodborne diseases in relation to their etiology, biology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Apart from offering a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate stud

Hazards associated with animal feed Book

Hazards associated with animal feed


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2019-11-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251319093

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Hazards associated with animal feed Excerpt :

The need for feed for terrestrial and aquatic animals continues to rise with the increasing demand for foods of animal origin; however, the challenge is not only to meet the growing need for feed but also to ensure its safety and thus contributing to the safety of the entire food chain. Feed safety incorporates the impact on human as well as animal health and welfare, which, in turn, can affect productivity. Hazards in feed may be inherent to feed ingredients as well as introduced during feed production, processing, handling, storage, transportation, and use. Hazards in feed may also result from accidental or deliberate human intervention. The expert meeting reviewed and discussed potential hazards in feed of chemical, biological and physical origin. It addressed hazards, as well as their occurrence in feed are described, and transfer from feed to food, relevance for food safety, impact on animal health, and emerging issues and trends. In addition, specific consideration was given to feed and products of feed production technologies of increasing relevance, for instance insects, former food and food processing by-products, biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) by-products, aquatic plants and marine resources.

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Book

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry


  • Author : Atta-ur-Rahman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444640604

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Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Excerpt :

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 57, covers rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and advances in high-throughput screening techniques that have made it possible to rapidly isolate and determine the structures and biological activity of natural products in new drug development. The series also covers the synthesis of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting-edge accounts of fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products. Specific sections in this release cover broad-spectrum health protection of extra virgin olive oil compounds, synthesis of cardiac steroids and their role on heart failure and cancer, and more. Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field Presents sources of new pharmacophores

The Microbiological Quality of Food Book

The Microbiological Quality of Food


  • Author : Antonio Bevilacqua
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005033

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The Microbiological Quality of Food Excerpt :

The Microbiological Quality of Food: Foodborne Spoilers specifically addresses the role of spoilers in food technology and how they affect the quality of food. Food spoilers represent a great challenge in food quality, determining the shelf-life of many products as they impact consumer acceptability of taste, texture, aroma, and other perceptions. Divided into four sections, the first section defines microbial spoilage of food, with special emphasis on methods for the evaluation of spoiling phenomena and the status of their regulatory framework, examining both existing regulations and possible gaps. The second section examines spoiling microorganisms, covering a range of common spoilage microorganisms, including pseudomonas, yeasts, and molds and spore formers, as well as less-common spoilers, including lactic acid bacteria and specific spoilage organisms in fish. The third section highlights spoiling phenomena within certain food types. Chapters cover dairy, fish, meat, and vegetables, and other products. The final section investigates emerging topics which point to future trends in the research of food spoilers. There is insight into microorganisms resistant to preservation, the role of biofilms in food quality, and the link between food safety and food spoilage, with a special emphasis on certain spoiling microorganisms which could be opportunistic pathogens. Written by an international team of leading authors, this book provides state-of-the-art coverage of this topic, which is essential to the shelf-life and quality of food. Provides in-depth coverage of the different spoilers which cause the deterioration of foods, including less common spoilers not covered in other publications Includes dedicated chapters covering the spoilage of specific products, making this book ideal for those working in the food industry Presents a framework for future research in the area of foodborne spoilers

Trichinella and Trichinellosis Book

Trichinella and Trichinellosis


  • Author : Fabrizio Bruschi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-07-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128212677

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Trichinella and Trichinellosis provides an up-to-date account of the nematode Trichinella spp., including infections and diseases caused by this parasite in both animals and humans. This book will fill the long gap in time during which an exhaustive monograph on this subject has been missing in the international literature. The chapters have been written by the most prolific researchers in the world on the different aspects of Trichinella and trichinellosis. This book serves as an original resource for research on Trichinella and trichinellosis, exploring cutting-edge advances on such parasites and the infections they cause. This book will be a valuable resource for students, biologists, epidemiologists, veterinarians, physicians, and scientists involved in the study of the parasites of the Trichinella genus and their related diseases. It will be particularly helpful for those who are beginning their research in this fascinating field. Offers a broad overview on the parasites belonging to the Trichinella genus Presents recent cutting-edge advances on this zoonotic parasite, focusing on the molecular epidemiology, systematics of the parasite, clinical aspects of the diseases, and the roadmap to the control of infection in domestic pigs Discusses ground-breaking approaches designed to meet the medical needs in trichinellosis

Advances in Parasitology Book

Advances in Parasitology


  • Author : Russell Stothard
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323988728

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Advances in Parasitology Excerpt :

Advances in Parasitology, Volume 115, the latest release in this ongoing series, includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history. Chapters in this update include Taking the strain out of onchocerciasis: a reanalysis of blindness and transmission data does not support the existence of a savanna blinding strain of onchocerciasis in West Africa, Enterocytozoon bieneusi of animals, Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis, Genomic analysis reveals predominant clonality and progressive evolution at all evolutionary scales in eukaryotic pathogens, HTLV-I and Strongyloides: the worm lurking beneath, and more. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology Includes medical studies of parasites of major influence Features reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history which help shape current thinking and applications

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs Book

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs


  • Author : Steve Osborn
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081003404

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Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs Excerpt :

Developing Food Products for Customers with Specific Dietary Needs explains the process for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs, further shining a light on the number of increasing medical conditions related to food intake that have emerged in the past few decades. From increased fat and sugar intake leading to higher levels of obesity, to greater levels of coeliac disease, the ingredients and nutritional content of food is becoming more and more important. Additionally, consumers are following particular diets for many different reasons, be it health related, or for religious or moral reasons. The first part of the book looks, in detail, at the organizational structure required within a company to allow for the development of food products which meet the needs of these customers, while the second part presents a number of case studies highlighting the development of food products for various dietary requirements. Precise coverage includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods, as well as the development of organic and vegetarian products for consumers who are following diets for personal reasons. The potential solutions for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs are likely to include both ingredients and technology developments. The ingredients area includes simple reductions as well as replacement strategies, whilst technology will be applied to both the ingredient itself and the host food product. All are aimed at maintaining the product quality as perceived by the customer. Provides an overview of the organizational structure required within a company to develop foods for specific customer needs Includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods Presents case studies that deliver a best practice view on developing foods for cus

Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies Book

Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies


  • Author : Montserrat Espiñeira
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081003213

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Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies: Improving Quality Throughout the Food Chain covers in detail a topic of great importance to both the food industry which is obliged to provide clear and accurate labeling of their products and the government and other organizations which are tasked with verification of claims of food quality and safety. The traceability of food products is becoming ever more important as globalization continues to increase the complexity of food chains. Coverage in the book includes the wide range of technologies and techniques which have been utilized in the tracing of food products. In addition, the ways in which the misuse of food traceability will affect the quality of food is also covered throughout. The first part of the book introduces the concept of traceability in the food industry, highlighting advantages of a robust traceability and the difficulties involved in implementing them. The second part looks at the technologies used to trace products, and the third section reviews the legal requirements for food traceability in the EU, the US, and the rest of the world. The final section contains a number of case studies which evaluate how food traceability has been successfully implemented in various foods focusing on the quality of the food. Provides a wide ranging overview of all recent advances in food traceability techniques and technologies Presents case studies covering when food traceability techniques have been applied to a range of food stuffs Covers the legal aspects of food traceability in the EU, the USA, and around the world