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Title Food safety : contaminants and toxins / edited by J.P.F. D'Mello
Published Oxon, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 452 pages) : illustrations
Contents Plant toxins and human health / P.S. Spencer and F. Berman -- Bacterial pathogens and toxins in foodborne disease / E.A. Johnson -- Shellfish toxins / A. Gago Martinez and J.F. Lawrence -- Mycotoxins in cereal grains, nuts and other plant products / J.P.F. D'Mello -- Pesticides: toxicology and residues in food / P. Cabras -- Polychlorinated biphenyls / D.L. Arnold and M. Feeley -- Dioxins in milk, meat, eggs and fish / H. Fiedler -- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons diverse foods / M.D. Guillén and P. Sopelana -- Heavy metals / L. Jorhem -- Dietary nitrates, nitrites and N-nitroso compounds and cancer risk with special emphasis on the epidemiological evidence / M. Eichholzer, F. Gutzwiller -- Adverse reactions to food additives / R.A. Simon and H. Ishiwata -- Migration of compounds from food contact materials and articles / J.H. Petersen -- Veterinary products: residues and resistant pathogens / J.C. Paige and L. Tollefson -- Prion diseases: meat safety and human health implications / N. Hunter -- The safety evaluation of genetically modified foods / M.J Gasson -- Genetically modified foods: potential human health effects / A. Pusztai, S. Bardocz, and S.W.B. Ewen -- Radionuclides in foods: the post-Chernobyl evidence / J.T. Smith and N.A. Beresford -- Radionuclides in foods: American perspectives / E.J. Baratta -- Widespread and continuing concerns over food safety / J.P.F. D'Mello
Summary This textbook covers the recent developments in the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological effects of contaminants that might have an impact on human health and welfare. It also discusses risk management and regulatory issues. It contains 19 chapters that are divided into 4 sections. The first part includes chapters on plant and microbial toxins that may contribute to common cases of food allergies, intolerance and poisoning. The second part deals with contaminants arising from anthropogenic activities and environmental pollution, such as polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heavy metals, nitrates, nitrites, nitroso compounds, food additives, and drugs. The third part comprises case studies on current topics of particular concern in food safety. Specific emphasis is placed on the nature of compounds, distribution of residues in common foods, uptake, toxicology and regulatory issues. In the fourth part, a concluding chapter contains a synthesis of the worldwide and continuing concerns over food safety using information from all chapters in the book. Emerging issues and legislation are also addressed, and the chapter ends with a review of research priorities and action points. This book will be of considerable interest to students and researchers in food science, dietetics, medical and veterinary sciences and agriculture
Food safety is a global issue. This book covers recent developments in the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological effects of toxicants that might have an impact on human health and welfare. It also disucsses risk management, legislation and regulatory issues
Analysis Food contamination
Food safety
Genetically modified food
Food additives
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Food -- Toxicology.
Food -- Safety measures.
Public health.
Medical care.
Food Safety
Environmental Pollution
Public Health
Environment and Public Health
Delivery of Health Care
Food Contamination
public health.
MEDICAL -- Toxicology.
Aromatic hydrocarbons.
Bacterial toxins.
Drug residues.
Food additives.
Food allergies.
Food contamination.
Food poisoning.
Food safety.
Foodborne diseases.
Genetically engineered foods.
Heavy metals.
Human diseases.
Microbial contamination.
Nitroso compounds.
Pesticide residues.
Polychlorinated biphenyls.
Polycyclic hydrocarbons.
Public health.
Medical care.
Food -- Safety measures.
Food -- Toxicology.
Alimentos (microbiologia)
Contaminação de alimentos.
Microbiologia de alimentos.
Segurança alimentar.
Toxicologia de alimentos.
Form Electronic book
Author D'Mello, J. P. Felix.
ISBN 0851997511