Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety

Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety
Author: Md. Latiful Bari,Dike O. Ukuku
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2015-11-18
ISBN: 1498724108
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety Book Excerpt:

Foodborne pathogens continue to cause major public health problems worldwide and have escalated to unprecedented levels in recent years. In this book, major foodborne diseases and the key food safety issues are discussed elaborately. In addition, emerging and reemerging microbial agents and other food safety related topics are discussed. This book

Food Safety

Food Safety
Author: Lan Hu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1351612018
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Book Excerpt:

This new volume, Food Safety: Rapid Detection and Effective Prevention of Foodborne Hazards, focuses on the general concepts, mechanisms, and new applications of analytical and molecular biology techniques for detecting, removing, and preventing chemical and biological hazards from food. Edited by a microbiologist and medical officer with over 20 years of laboratory and research experience in bacteriology, molecular biology, infectious disease, and food safety, and who has trained with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the volume provides an abundance of valuable information on food safety and foodborne hazards in our food and drink. Today, food safety is a growing concern not only of food-related professionals and policymakers, but also of the public. Foodborne hazards, including chemical and biological hazards, can cause food intoxication, infectious diseases, cancers, and other health risks. Foodborne diseases are a major public health and economic burden in both the developed and developing countries. In the United States alone, the incidence of foodborne illness is approximately 9.4 million cases with about 56,000 hospitalizations and 1,351 deaths every year. Written in an easy-to-read and user-friend style, each chapter introduces a chemical or biological hazard and addresses: What kinds of disease does the foodborne hazard cause Why is it necessary for us to study it What routes does it take to enter our food and how does it cause us to become sick How do we identify it Chapters then go on to present new technologies employed to detect, isolate, and/or identify the hazard and prevention procedures such as: (ADD BULLETS) How can the current application of new technology be used to detect the foodborne hazards How do we prevent the diseases caused by the foodborne hazards This book will be valuable to professionals and other specialists who work in food preparation, food safety, clinical laboratories, and food manufacturing industry. It will be a resource for food handling trainers as well as to anyone interested in foodborne hazards and their affective detection, reduction, and prevention strategies. This book can also serve as a important reference for more specialized courses in food safety-related courses and training programs.

Food Borne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance

Food Borne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance
Author: Om V. Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 1119139155
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Borne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance Book Excerpt:

Food is an essential means for humans and other animals to acquire the necessary elements needed for survival. However, it is also a transport vehicle for foodborne pathogens, which can pose great threats to human health. Use of antibiotics has been enhanced in the human health system; however, selective pressure among bacteria allows the development for antibiotic resistance. Foodborne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance bridges technological gaps, focusing on critical aspects of foodborne pathogen detection and mechanisms regulating antibiotic resistance that are relevant to human health and foodborne illnesses This groundbreaking guide: • Introduces the microbial presence on variety of food items for human and animal consumption. • Provides the detection strategies to screen and identify the variety of food pathogens in addition to reviews the literature. • Provides microbial molecular mechanism of food spoilage along with molecular mechanism of microorganisms acquiring antibiotic resistance in food. • Discusses systems biology of food borne pathogens in terms of detection and food spoilage. • Discusses FDA’s regulations and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) towards challenges and possibilities of developing global food safety. Foodborne Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance is an immensely useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the food science, food microbiology, microbiology, and industrial biotechnology.

Foodborne Microbial Pathogens

Foodborne Microbial Pathogens
Author: Arun Bhunia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2007-11-22
ISBN: 0387745378
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foodborne Microbial Pathogens Book Excerpt:

At last, here is a graduate-level textbook that focuses on the very latest information on the molecular and cellular mechanism of several major foodborne bacterial pathogens. For the first time in the field, this book makes the link between foodborne illness and immunology. It also covers virulence genes and their regulation in the host or the food environment, pathogenicity testing models, clinical symptoms and prevention and control strategies. Unlike other textbooks this one also covers the host/parasite interaction to a level where readers have a real appreciation of the disease mechanism. It is imperative that we acquire a better understanding of foodborne pathogens. And this is what this brilliant and timely contribution to the subject offers.

Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism

Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical  Biological  Radiological  Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism
Author: Ashok Vaseashta,Eric Braman,Philip Susmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 940072487X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism Book Excerpt:

This book arises from the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Technological Innovations in Detection and Sensing of CBRN Agents and Ecological Terrorism” held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova in June 2010. It comprises a variety of invited contributions by highly experienced educators, scientists, and industrialists, and is structured to cover important aspects of the field that include developments in chemical-biological, and radiation sensing, synthesis and processing of sensors, and applications of sensors in detecting/monitoring contaminants introduced/dispersed inadvertently or intentionally in air, water, and food supplies. The book emphasizes nanomaterials and nanotechnology based sensing and also includes a section on sensing and detection technologies that can be applied to information security. Finally, it examines regional, national, and international policies and ethics related to nanomaterials and sensing. It will be of considerable interest and value to those already pursuing or considering careers in the field of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology based sensing, In general, it serves as a valuable source of information for those interested in how nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are advancing the field of sensing, detection, and remediation, policy makers, and commanders in the field.

Biology of Foodborne Parasites

Biology of Foodborne Parasites
Author: Lihua Xiao,Una Ryan,Yaoyu Feng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 1466568852
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Foodborne Parasites Book Excerpt:

While a number of introductory books on basic and molecular biology are available, none highlight the foodborne parasitic pathogens. Until now. A state-of-the-art review, Biology of Foodborne Parasites charts significant progress and outlines key biological techniques applied to foodborne parasitic pathogens research. The book covers basic biology, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, control, and prevention. It showcases recent research that can then be used to spark further breakthroughs. The book addresses challenging issues in food pathogen detection. It details individual foodborne protists and helminthes, with each chapter following a similar format for a consistent presentation of information. It discusses topics ranging from basic biology, genetics and genomics, molecular detection and typing, and pathogenesis to epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, treatment and prevention, among other current concerns. It also details the methods used to diagnose the infection, characterize the pathogen, and detect parasites in three food commodities: meats, water, and fresh produce. With chapters written by experts in their respective fields, the book presents a reliable roadmap for future development of improved, innovative biological and molecular methods for analysis of foodborne parasitic pathogens. A handy, comprehensive reference on all aspects of biology of foodborne parasites, it highlights research needs and directions, helping you develop advanced diagnostic tools and new intervention measures.

Foodborne Viral Pathogens

Foodborne Viral Pathogens
Author: Peter A. White,Natalie E. Netzler,Grant S. Hansman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1315392283
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foodborne Viral Pathogens Book Excerpt:

Viral transmission through contaminated food and water claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year, particularly affecting children in developing nations. Foodborne viral pathogens are associated with gastroenteritis and hepatitis, causing widespread epidemics that affect all populations and demographics worldwide. Foodborne Viral Pathogens comprehensively covers the predominant etiological viral agents of foodborne disease, including norovirus, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis E virus, astrovirus, sapovirus and rotavirus, and several emerging viruses and prions. By improving food safety awareness and viral detection, and through promotion of global food safety standards, our ability to cope with and control foodborne disease will be enhanced. Foodborne Viral Pathogens includes a detailed review of the molecular biology, potential vaccines, and available antiviral treatments of all major foodborne viral pathogens and prions. Written by specialists and leading virologists, this book features techniques used for typing, viral detection, strategies for control, and viral risk assessments. This book is intended as a detailed handbook for food microbiology and medical applications and will be a useful guide for anyone with an interest in foodborne disease.

The Norovirus

The Norovirus
Author: Paul K S Chan,Hoi Shan Kwan,Martin C.W. Chan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 0128041943
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norovirus Book Excerpt:

The Norovirus: Features, Detection and Prevention of Foodborne Disease is a unique and valuable reference for both researchers in industry and students who need to understand how this specific pathogen behaves in order to improve control of food as a transmission of this infectious biological agent. The information in the book provides essential, specific information to help further understand potential new strains of the pathogen, offering detection analysis and prevention strategies of the pathogen to assist in combatting the spread of foodborne illness. Written by national and international experts in the field, this book will be a practical source of information for food scientists, food microbiologists, food technologists, food industry workers, public health workers, and students. Provides detailed knowledge of food as a mode of transmission, of detection, and of the biology and impact of Norovirus Includes applications to other relevant strains of foodborne pathogens Presents foodborne disease outbreak case studies to enhance learning

Food Safety and Preservation

Food Safety and Preservation
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina Maria Holban
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN: 0128149574
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety and Preservation Book Excerpt:

Food Safety and Preservation: Modern Biological Approaches to Improving Consumer Health explores the most recent and investigated hot topics in food safety, microbial contamination, food-borne diseases and advanced preservation methods. It brings together the significant, evidence-based scientific progress of various approaches to improve the safety and quality of foods, also offering solutions to help address food industry challenges. Recent studies and technological advancements in biological control are presented to control foodborne pathogens. In addition, analytical methods for reducing potential biological hazards make this book essential to researchers, scientists, technologists and grad students. Covers all aspects of food contamination, from food degradation, to food-borne diseases Examines validated, biological control approaches to reduce microbial and chemical contamination Includes detailed discussions of risk and safety assessments in food preservation

Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens

Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens
Author: Shah M. Faruque
Publsiher: Horizon Scientific Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781908230065
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens Book Excerpt:

Foodborne and waterborne pathogens continue to be a major cause of mortality in developing countries and also cause significant morbidity in developed nations. Important pathogens include species or strains of Salmonella, Vibrio, Shigella, Escherichia coli, Yersinia, Staphylococcus, and Campylobacter. Understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis, its evolution, and spread is critical to the development of new strategies for disease prevention and control. The application of genomic and other 'omics' technologies in recent years has led to a deluge of information in this area, making it difficult for the busy researcher to keep abreast of developments. This timely book captures the essence of the latest developments to provide a timely overview of the field. Written by leading bacteriologists, the book covers all the important bacteria and review topics, such as pathogenic properties, population genetics, virulence genes, evolution, drug resistance, epidemiology, detection, identification, and control strategies. Other topics include the molecular basis for enhanced transmissibility of waterborne pathogens, their mode of survival in the environment, and the evolution of new species with increased fitness both as pathogens and environmental organisms. The book will be essential reading for microbiologists working with these and related pathogens.

Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products

Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products
Author: Santosh K. Mishra,Megh R. Goyal,Manju Gaare
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 1000409309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products Book Excerpt:

This volume takes an in-depth look at various biological and chemical hazards in food and food products that pose health threats. It also outlines methods and practices for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of these hazards in food production processes. The new scientific research and case studies presented in the volume cover mycotoxins, foodborne pathogens, antibiotic residues from dairy animals, pesticide residues, the presence of heavy metals in food, and more. Chapters also address food allergy management and offer lessons and practices in food recall situations. The authors discuss the various food toxins, their sources, as well as management, mitigation, and prevention strategies. Also addressed are the specific adverse effects on people with health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and more. This book is organized in such a way that each chapter treats one major food safety hazard and offers novel control methods for health, food safety, and quality enhancement through various means. Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food and Food Products: Prevention, Practices, and Management will aid researchers and policymakers as it illustrates the various aspects of food safety hazards and how to analyze and control these potential health threats.

Risk Assessment Methods for Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food

Risk Assessment Methods for Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food
Author: Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN: 1498762034
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment Methods for Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food Book Excerpt:

Risk assessment has been extensively developed in several scientific fields, such as environmental science, economics, and civil engineering, among others. In the aftermath of the SPS and GATT agreements on the use of risk analysis framework in food trade, signed in the 1990s, international organisations and governments adopted risk assessment as a science-based process to ensure food safety along the food chain. The food industry can also benefit from the use of this approach for food process optimisation and quality assurance. Risk Assessment Methods for Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food introduces the reader to quantitative risk assessment methods encompassing general concepts to specific applications to biological and chemical hazards in foods. In the first section, the book presents food risk assessment as methodology and addresses, more specifically, new trends and approaches such as the development of risk rating methods, risk metrics, risk-benefit assessment studies and quality assessment methods. Section II is dedicated to biological hazards. This section identifies the most relevant biological hazards along the food chain and provides an overview on the types of predictive microbiology models used to describe the microbial response along the food chain. Chapter 12 specifically deals with cross contamination and the quantitative methods that can be applied to describe this relevant microbial process. The development and application of dose-response models (i.e. mathematical function describing the relationship between pathogen dose and health response) are also covered in this section. In Section III, the book translates risk assessment concepts into the area of chemical hazards, defining the process steps to determine chemical risk and describing the uncertainty and variability sources associated with chemicals. Key Features: Presents new trends and approaches in the field of risk assessment in foods Risk assessment concepts are illustrated by practical examples in the food sector Discusses how quantitative information and models are integrated in a quantitative risk asssment framework Provides examples of applications of quantitative chemical risk assessment in risk management The book, written by renowned experts in their field, is a comprehensive collection of quantitative methods and approaches applied to risk assessment in foods. It can be used as an extensive guide for food safety practitioners and researchers to perform quantitative risk assessment in foods

Food Safety and Human Health

Food Safety and Human Health
Author: Ram Lakhan Singh,Sukanta Mondal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0128163348
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety and Human Health Book Excerpt:

Food Safety and Human Health provides a framework to manage food safety risks and insure safe food system. This reference takes a reader-friendly approach in presenting the entire range of toxic compounds found naturally in foods or introduced by industrial contamination or food processing methods. It provides the basic principles of food toxicology and its processing and safety for human health to help professionals and students better understand the real problems of toxic materials. This essential resource will help readers address problems regarding food contamination and safety. It will be particularly useful for graduate students, researchers and professionals in the agri-food industry. Encompasses the first pedagogic treatment of the entire range of toxic compounds found naturally in foods or introduced by industrial contamination or food processing methods Features areas of vital concern to consumers, such as the toxicological implications of food, implications of food processing and its safety to human health Focuses on the safety aspects of genetically modified foods currently available

Food Safety Management Systems

Food Safety Management Systems
Author: Hal King
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN: 3030447359
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Management Systems Book Excerpt:

This foodborne disease outbreak prevention manual is the first of its kind for the retail food service industry. Respected public health professional Hal King helps the reader understand, design, and implement a food safety management system that will achieve Active Managerial Control in all retail food service establishments, whether as part of a multi-restaurant chain or for multi-restaurant franchisees. According to the most recently published data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), retail food service establishments are the most commonly reported locations (60%) leading to foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States every year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that in order to effectively reduce the major foodborne illness risk factors in retail food service, a food service business should use Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS); however less than 11% of audited food service businesses in a 2018 report were found using a well-documented FSMS. Clearly, there needs to be more focus on the prevention of foodborne disease illnesses and outbreaks in retail food service establishments. The purpose of this book is to help retail food service businesses implement FSMS to achieve Active Managerial Control (AMC) of foodborne illness risk factors. It is a key resource for retail professionals at all levels of the retail food service industry, and those leaders tasked to build and manage food safety departments within these organizations.

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture
Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 1351676598
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Biological Systems for Agriculture: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology, Biofertilizers, Wastewater, and Farm Machines explores and introduces the use of nanotechnology, biofertilizers, and design of farm machines in agriculture. The contributions are from India, Africa and the USA; the chapters emphasize sustainable solutions for the enhancement of agriculture processes. The volume provides a wealth of information on new and emerging issues in this interdisciplinary field. The book is divided into several sections: Potential Applications of Nanotechnology in Biological Systems Emerging Issues, Challenges and Specific Examples of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Biological Systems Potential of Nano- and Bio- fertilizers in Sustainable Agriculture Emerging Focus Areas in Biological Systems Performance of Farm Machines for Sustainable Agriculture The information provided here will be valuable to government agricultural professionals, scientists, researchers, farmers, and faculty and students all over the world.

Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus
Author: Alexandra Fetsch
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN: 0128097973
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staphylococcus aureus Book Excerpt:

Staphylococcus aureus provides information on food borne outbreaks of disease and their impact on human health. It is for anyone interested in the features of the pathogen, and its food safety aspects, as well as its prevalence and possible control and eradication options. This is a practical reference for those in the food industry, but also includes some theoretical information useful for advising. The book introduces detailed features and molecular biology of the pathogen, as well as selective methods of detection, prevention and eradication essential for research. It covers methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus for food related industries, information on genetic lineages, cell wall components, cell division machinery, molecular characterization, and capillary electrophoresis for detecting and characterizing staphylococcus aureus. Includes information on established and novel antibiotic agents for experimental studies and methods of control and eradication Presents use cases of outbreak studies in molecular and cell biology Provides summary points of detection methods and applicability of those methods to other foodborne pathogens Covers the Staphylococcus aureus’ mode of transmission, detection, biology and impact on foodborne illness

Nanotechnology Applications in Food

Nanotechnology Applications in Food
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu,Alexandra Elena Oprea
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN: 0128119438
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications in Food Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology Applications in Food: Flavor, Stability, Nutrition, and Safety is an up-to-date, practical, applications-based reference that discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each application to help researchers, scientists, and bioengineers know what and what not to do to improve and facilitate the production of food ingredients and monitor food safety. The book offers a broad spectrum of topics trending in the food industry, such as pharmaceutical, biomedical, and antimicrobial approaches in food, highlighting current concerns regarding safety, regulations, and the restricted use of nanomaterials. Includes how nanobiosensors are useful for the detection of foodborne pathogens Discusses applications of nanotechnology from flavor and nutrition, to stability and safety in packaging Includes nano and microencapsulation, nanoemulsions, nanosensors, and nano delivery systems Identifies practical applications of nanoscience for use in industry today

Molecular Techniques in Food Biology

Molecular Techniques in Food Biology
Author: Aly Farag El Sheikha,Robert E. Levin,Jianping Xu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN: 111937460X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Techniques in Food Biology Book Excerpt:

Molecular Techniques in Food Biology: Safety, Biotechnology, Authenticity and Traceability explores all aspects of microbe-food interactions, especially as they pertain to food safety. Traditional morphological, physiological, and biochemical techniques for the detection, differentiation, and identification of microorganisms have severe limitations. As an alternative, many of those responsible for monitoring food safety are turning to molecular tools for identifying foodborne microorganisms. This book reviews the latest molecular techniques for detecting, identifying, and tracing microorganisms in food, addressing both good foodborne microbes, such as those used for fermentation and in probiotics, and harmful ones responsible for foodborne illness and food quality control problems. Molecular Techniques in Food Biology: Safety, Biotechnology, Authenticity and Traceability brings together contributions by leading international authorities in food biology from academe, industry, and government. Chapters cover food microbiology, food mycology, biochemistry, microbial ecology, food biotechnology and bio-processing, food authenticity, food origin traceability, and food science and technology. Throughout, special emphasis is placed on novel molecular techniques relevant to food biology research and for monitoring and assessing food safety and quality. Brings together contributions from scientists at the leading edge of the revolution in molecular food biology Explores how molecular techniques can satisfy the dire need to deepen our understanding of how microbial communities develop in foods of all types and in all forms Covers all aspects of food safety and hygiene, microbial ecology, food biotechnology and bio-processing, food authenticity, food origin traceability, and more Fills a yawning gap in the world literature on food traceability using molecular techniques This book is an important working resource for professionals in the agricultural, food and biomedical sciences, as well as government personnel involved in food regulation and safety. It is also an excellent reference for advanced students in agriculture, food science and food technology, biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnology, as well as academic researchers in those fields.

Food Safety and Foodborne Pathogen A Global Perspective on the Diversity Combating Multidrug Resistance and Management

Food Safety and Foodborne Pathogen     A Global Perspective on the Diversity  Combating Multidrug Resistance and Management
Author: Learn-Han Lee,Om V. Singh,Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib,Marta López
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN: 288966239X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety and Foodborne Pathogen A Global Perspective on the Diversity Combating Multidrug Resistance and Management Book Excerpt:

A question raised by many individuals today – “How Safe is Our Food Consumed Today?” Food safety has become a hot topic and an important public issue due to the increasingly widespread nature of foodborne illnesses in both developed and developing countries. As food is biological in nature and supplies consumers with nutrients, it is also equally capable of supporting the growth of microorganisms from the environmental sources. A precise method of monitoring and detecting of foodborne pathogens including Salmonella sp., Vibrio sp., Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter and Norovirus is needed to prevent and control human foodborne infections. Clinical treatments of infection caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming tougher with the increase number of multidrug resistant pathogens in the environment. This situation creates a huge healthcare burden – e.g. prolonged treatment for infections, decrease in the efficacy of antibiotic, delay in treatment due to unavailability of new antibiotics, and increased number of deaths. As such, continuous investigation of the foodborne pathogens is needed to pave the way for a deeper understanding on the foodborne diseases and to improve disease prevention, management and treatments.

Biological Hazards in Food

Biological Hazards in Food
Author: Maria Schirone,Pierina Visciano,Rosanna Tofalo,Giovanna Suzzi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 2889451135
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Hazards in Food Book Excerpt:

The ingestion of food containing pathogenic microorganisms (i.e. bacteria and their toxins, fungi, viruses) and parasites can cause food-borne diseases in humans. A growing number of emerging pathogens, changes of virulence of known pathogens and appearance of antibiotic resistance has recently exposed consumers to a major risk of illness. Also infected people and the environment can spread microorganisms on raw or processed food. Outbreaks of food-borne diseases are often unrecognized, unreported, or not investigated and particularly in developing countries their agents and sources are mostly unknown. Surveillance and analytical methods aiming at their detection are to be hoped, as well as good strategies to struggle against these threats. This E-book is subdivided in chapters regarding to pathogenic and spoiling microorganisms, chemical hazards produced by biological agents and food safety management systems.