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Food Safety and Food Quality : Issues in Environmental Science and Technology (Paperback) - R. E. Hester

Food Safety and Food Quality

Issues in Environmental Science and Technology (Paperback)

By: R. E. Hester (Editor), R. M. Harrison (Editor), A. D. B. Malcolm (Contribution by), Geoff Andrews (Contribution by), Andrew Chesson (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2001
ISBN: 9780854042708
Number Of Pages: 178

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The quality and safety of the food we eat attracts a great deal of publicity and is high on the list of public concerns. This highly emotive issue is discussed in this timely book, which brings together a group of experts to present up-to-date and balanced overviews on a wide range of topics including GM crops; hazardous microorganisms such as E. coli; the BSE/CJD problem; and cancer-causing chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Thought-provoking and of interest to a wide readership, this authoritative review will be welcomed by food scientists, legislators, government officials and advisors. Students of food science or environmental science will also find it essential reading. Now available electronically--individual chapters from all titles in the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology series are now available online, fully searchable by key word, on a pay-to-view basis. Contents pages can be viewed free of charge. Visit http://www.rsc.org/issues for full details. part of the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology series]

"... a thoroughly readable account of a set of topics which are of central importance to a wide range of readers ..." * Food Trade Review, Vol 71, May 2001 * "The book must be heartedly recommended to all members of IFST, both as an interesting and thought-provoking read - and as one to recommend to so many of those who ask us questions about food and the food industry." * Food Science and Technology, Vol 15, Issue 4, p 61, 2001 * "... a series of very good and useful reviews." * Chemistry and Industry, Issue No 2, 31 January 2002, p 26 * "... the editors and authors have produced a book that addresses the current hot issues ..." * Trends in Food Science & Technology, 12, 2002, 252 * "... a balanced and up-to-date overview ... an easy-to-follow text for a wide readership ..." * Nutrition Bulletin, 2001, 26, p 263-264 *

Assessing the Safety of GM Food Cropsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
GMOs already in the Food Chainp. 3
Assessing Environmental Safetyp. 13
Improved Risk Management through Developments in Recombinant DNA Technologyp. 14
Future GM Crops: from Fantasy to Field Trialsp. 17
Safety Assessment of Future GM Cropsp. 21
Conclusionsp. 23
Acknowledgementp. 24
Safety and Quality Research Priorities in the Food Industryp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Food Safetyp. 26
Food Qualityp. 36
Biosolid Recycling and Food Safety Issuesp. 43
Summaryp. 43
Introductionp. 44
The Legislative Framework and Industry Practice in the UK and USAp. 48
Principal Pathogens in Sewage Sludgep. 58
Existing Management Practices in the UKp. 61
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Pointp. 64
Conclusionsp. 77
Mad Cows, Demented Humans and Foodp. 79
Introductionp. 79
The Nature of TDE Agentsp. 80
Routes of Transmissionp. 81
The Evidence that vCJD is Caused by the BSE Agentp. 86
Reasons for the Occurrence of BSE in the UK and Elsewhere in Europep. 87
Measures Introduced to Enhance the Safety of Bovine-derived Food Productsp. 87
The Question as to whether BSE could be Masquerading as Scrapie in Sheep or Goatsp. 92
Future Trendsp. 92
Natural and Synthetic Chemicals in the Diet: a Critical Analysis of Possible Cancer Hazardsp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Human Exposures to Natural and Synthetic Chemicalsp. 97
The High Carcinogenicity Rate among Chemicals Tested in Chronic Animal Cancer Testsp. 101
The Importance of Cell Division in Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesisp. 104
The HERP Ranking of Possible Carcinogenic Hazardsp. 107
Ranking Possible Toxic Hazards from Naturally Occurring Chemicals in the Dietp. 121
Acknowledgementsp. 128
The MAFF Food LINK Research Programmesp. 129
Policy Background to the Food Link Programmesp. 129
The LINK Scheme for Collaborative Researchp. 129
Scientific Themes in Ten Years of Food LINK Programmesp. 134
Scientific Advances and Commercial Benefits through the Food LINK Programmesp. 134
Promoting Dissemination and Exploitationp. 139
Evaluation of Two Food LINK Programmesp. 140
The Future for Food Research Collaborationp. 141
Sensory Assessment of Food Qualitiesp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Quality Control and Quality Assurancep. 143
Consumers and Qualityp. 145
Stimulus Response Measurementp. 151
Summaryp. 162
Subject Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780854042708
ISBN-10: 0854042709
Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 2nd April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 18.8  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.37