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Title Improving food safety through a one health approach : workshop summary / Eileen R. Choffnes [and others], rapporteurs ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 395 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents Appendix A. Contributed manuscripts -- EHEC O104:H4 in Germany 2011 : large outbreak of bloody diarrhea and haemolytic uraemic syndrme by shiga-toxin-producing E. coli via contaminated food / Richard Burger -- One Health and hotspots of food-borne EIDs / C. Zambrana-Torrelio, K.A. Murrary, and P. Daszak -- Plant food safety issues : linking production agriculture with One Health / Marilyn C. Erickson and Michael P. Doyle -- One Health and food safety -- the Canadian experience : a holistic approach toward enteric bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance surveillance / Jane Parmley [and 10 others] -- Overview of the global food system : changes over time/space and lessons for future food safety / Will Hueston and Anni McLeod -- The Australian perspective, the biosecurity continuum from preborder, to border and postborder / Martyn Jeggo -- Food safety : a view from the wild side / William B. Karesh, Elizabeth Loh, Catherine Machalaba -- One Health and food safety / Lonnie J. King -- Food-borne viruses from a global perspective / Marion Koopmans -- Microbe hunting and pathogen discovery / Nicole C. Arrigo and W. Ian Lipkin -- Transmission of human infection with Nipah virus / Stephen P. Luby, Emily S. Gurley, and M. Jahangir Hossain -- Date palm sap linked to Nipah virus outbreak in Bangladesh, 2008 / Muhammad Aziz Rahman [and 15 others] -- Food-borne pathogen control programs / Mike Robach -- Emerging food-borne pathogens and problems : expanding prevention efforts before slaughter or harvest / Casey Barton Behravesh, Ian T. Williams, Robert V. Tauxe -- Antibiotic resistance -- linking human and animal health / Henrik C. Wegener -- Origins of major human infectious diseases / Nathan D. Wolfe, Claire Panosian Dunavan, and Jared Diamond -- The outlook for public food safety research and USDA science / Catherine Woteki
Appendix B. Agenda -- Appendix C. Acronyms -- Apendix D. Glossary -- Appendix E. Speaker biographies
Summary "Globalization of the food supply has created conditions favorable for the emergence, reemergence, and spread of food-borne pathogens-compounding the challenge of anticipating, detecting, and effectively responding to food-borne threats to health. In the United States, food-borne agents affect 1 out of 6 individuals and cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. This figure likely represents just the tip of the iceberg, because it fails to account for the broad array of food-borne illnesses or for their wide-ranging repercussions for consumers, government, and the food industry-both domestically and internationally. A One Health approach to food safety may hold the promise of harnessing and integrating the expertise and resources from across the spectrum of multiple health domains including the human and veterinary medical and plant pathology communities with those of the wildlife and aquatic health and ecology communities. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop on December 13 and 14, 2011 that examined issues critical to the protection of the nation's food supply. The workshop explored existing knowledge and unanswered questions on the nature and extent of food-borne threats to health. Participants discussed the globalization of the U.S. food supply and the burden of illness associated with foodborne threats to health; considered the spectrum of food-borne threats as well as illustrative case studies; reviewed existing research, policies, and practices to prevent and mitigate foodborne threats; and, identified opportunities to reduce future threats to the nation's food supply through the use of a "One Health" approach to food safety. Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach: Workshop Summary covers the events of the workshop and explains the recommendations for future related workshops"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed Sept. 20, 2012)
Subject Food contamination -- United States -- Prevention -- Congresses
Food -- Microbiology -- United States -- Congresses.
Foodborne diseases -- United States -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Plant diseases -- United States -- Congresses.
Public health -- United States -- Congresses.
Veterinary medicine -- United States -- Congresses.
Food Contamination.
Food Microbiology.
Foodborne Diseases.
Plant Pathology.
Public Health.
Veterinary Medicine.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Choffnes, Eileen R.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats.