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Title Food chain integrity : a holistic approach to food traceability, safety, quality, and authenticity / edited by J. Hoorfar [and others]
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Pub. Ltd., ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 348 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Woodhead Publishing series in food science, technology and nutrition ; no. 212
Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology, and nutrition ; no. 212.
Contents The role of service orientation in future web-based food traceability systems -- Biotracing : a new integrated concept in food safety -- Using stochastic simulation to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of traceability systems : the case of quality control in fresh produce supply chain -- Preventing and mitigating food bioterrorism -- Understanding and monitoring pathogen behaviour in the food chain -- Foodborne viruses : understanding the risks and developing rapid surveillance and control measures -- Ranking hazards in the food chain -- Continuous temperature monitoring along the chilled food supply chain -- Emerging safety and quality issues in compound feeds with implications for human foods -- Improving microbial safety in the beef production chain -- Animal welfare : an essential component in food safety and quality -- Detection and traceability of genetically modified organisms in food supply chains -- The relevance of sampling for the control of genetically modified organisms in the agri-food chain -- New approaches to determining the origin of food -- Tracing fish and fish products from ocean to fork using advanced molecular technologies -- Communicating food and food chain integrity to consumers : lessons from European research -- The role of traceability in restoring consumer trust in food chains -- Future trends in food chain integrity
Summary Improving the integrity of the food chain, making certain that food is traceable, safe to eat, high quality and genuine requires new diagnostic tools, the implementation of novel information systems and input from all food chain participants. Food chain integrity reviews key research in this fast-moving area and how it can be applied to improve the provision of food to the consumer. Chapters in part one review developments in food traceability, such as food 'biotracing', and methods to prevent food bioterrorism. Following this, part two focuses on developments in food safety and quality management. Topics covered include advances in understanding of pathogen behaviour, control of foodborne viruses, hazard ranking and the role of animal feed in food safety. Chapters in part three explore essential aspects of food authenticity, from the traceability of genetically modified organisms in supply chains to new methods to demonstrate food origin. Finally, part four focuses on consumer views on food chain integrity and future trends. With its distinguished editors and expert team of contributors, Food chain integrity is a key reference for all those tasked with predicting and implementing actions to prevent breaches in the integrity of food production. Reviews key research in this fast-moving area and how it can be applied to improve the provision of food to the consumerExamines developments in food traceability, such as food 'biotracing', and methods to prevent food bioterrorismFocuses on developments in food safety and quality management featuring advances in understanding pathogen behaviour and control of foodborne viruses
Analysis agro-industrial chains
food chains
supply chain management
tracking en tracing
tracking and tracing
Food Quality and Safety
Kwaliteit van levensmiddelen, voedselveiligheid
Notes Published in connection with a conference to be held under the auspices of the European Commission in 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Food supply
Food adulteration and inspection.
Food -- Quality.
Food Supply -- standards
Food Inspection -- methods
Food Contamination -- prevention & control
Food Supply
Sécurité alimentaire.
Contrôle des produits alimentaires.
Food adulteration and inspection
Food -- Quality
Food supply
Form Electronic book
Author Hoorfar, J. (Jeffrey)
European Commission. Directorate General for Research. Directorate E
ISBN 9781613440308