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Microbial Food Contamination, Second Edition is a comprehensive evaluation of the microbiology, biochemistry, detection, risk, and threat of foodborne illness in today's global climate. It introduces new insights into the pathogenic effect of contaminants including mycotoxins and aflatoxins. It presents recent advances in detecting and monitoring food borne human pathogens, and examines control and prevention measures including the genetic and biochemical control of aflatoxigenic fungi. Contributions discuss globalization and the increased risk for transnational contamination, the impact of food contamination on international trade, and international programs to mitigate these events. Finally, the book explores the risk of bioterrorism and considers a Food Defense Plan that can reduce vulnerability.
(translated from French)"Dedicated to microbiological contamination of food, the book discusses the different types of contaminants (Escheria enterohemorrhagique coli, viruses, protozoa, Fusarium verticillioides, fumonisins, aflotoxines B1) and foodborne illness emergentes. Similarly, the methods of control and detection, and means of control are reviewed (antimicrobial technology of food security and conservation, controles biochemical and genetics of fungi producing aflatoxins, kosher and halal products). The last part of the book addresses the biological contamination in terms of bioterrorism." --Ailine "...the Editor is to be congratulated on assembling some diverse, up-to-date and unexpected subjects into the book... two main sections deal with Detection, monitoring and control, and international regulation and trade. The author list is international and the information relevant, with new technologies being objectively described. At $159.95, the book is excellent value." Glenn Gibson, Society for General Microbiology, Feb. 2009
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