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Research and Markets: Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity: Lessons from Real-Life Situations


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Case studies in food safety and authenticity: Lessons from real-life situations" to their offering.

The identification and control of food contaminants rely on careful investigation and implementation of appropriate management strategies. Using a wide range of real-life examples, Case studies in food safety and authenticity provides a vital insight into the practical application of strategies for control and prevention. Parts one and two discuss important outbreak investigations from a wide range of experts around the world. Methods of crisis management are the focus of part three, whilst part four provides studies of farm-level interventions and the tracking of contaminants before they enter the food chain. Part five is focussed on safe food production, and considers the challenges of regulatory testing and certification, hygiene control and predictive microbiology. The book concludes in part six with an examination of issues related to food adulteration and authenticity.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1 Outbreak investigations: Tracing an outbreak of listeriosis in Austria: what an investigative microbiologist needs to consider

Part 2 Source tracing: Troubleshooting the environmental source of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in a typical small food manufacturing plant in Ireland

Part 3 Crisis management: A proactive attempt to control an outbreak of foodborne disease in humans after detection of Salmonella during surveillance and control of pork in Denmark

Part 4 Farm-level interventions: Is it possible to reduce foodborne Campylobacter infections in humans through vaccination of animals? The free-range meat paradox: the conflict between free-range poultry production systems and biocontainment of zoonotic disease

Part 5 Safe food production: Challenges in food safety certification of a small enterprise producing a specialty product in Cyprus

Part 6 Food adulteration and authenticity: Forensic investigation of a sabotage incident in a factory manufacturing nut-free ready meals in the UK

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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
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Sector: Food

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