Food Safety and Consumption: Assessment, Practices and Current Issues


Kurt D. Morton (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC012000

Molecular detection is arguably one of the fastest growing areas in current laboratory-based food pathogen screening and identification. Chapter One discusses how growth of the so called ‘omics’ technologies has, over the last decade, led to a gradual migration away from the ‘one test, one pathogen’ paradigm, toward multiplex approaches to foodborne pathogen detection and identification, which have led to significant improvements in food safety. Chapter Two covers the antimicrobial potential of metals against foodborne pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and molds as well as the mechanism(s) behind their antimicrobial effect. Chapter Three links various challenges in food processing companies – from legislative to company specific – to the poor adoption of acknowledged quality assurance standards and guidelines, improvement and assessment of FSMS in developing countries. In Chapter Four, the authors demonstrate that there exist conspicuous cohort effects in favor of the older generations, born before the high economic growth started in 1960, in at-home consumption of fresh fish in Japan and that even the older segments of the population, such as those who will be above their 50s in 2025, are predicted to eat substantially less fish than in the past. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens: A New Era in Food-Safety
Roy D. Sleator (Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Ireland)

Chapter 2. Controlling Foodborne Pathogens Using Antimicrobial Metals
Hsinbai Yin, Meera Surendran Nair, Yanyan Liu, Mary Anne Amalaradjou and Kumar Venkitanarayanan (Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, USA)

Chapter 3. Challenges in Assessment of Food Safety Management Systems in Food Industries of the Developing Countries
Jamal Bakari Kussaga, PhD (Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania)

Chapter 4. Structural Changes in Demand for Foods in a Rapidly Aging Society
Hiroshi Mori, Yoshiharu Saegusa and John Dyck (Senshu University, Kawasaki, Japan, and others)


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