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This textbook gives a broad overview of pests of human foodstuffs held in storage. The work contains a large amount of illustrations, which make the mentioned (larger) species easier for recognition. The text is greatly expanded and is orientated to the food industry, which makes it, unlike many other textbooks, a one of a kind in its subject area. The book is mainly intended for B.Sc. and M.Sc. Food Science students and staff, and related courses as well as for Environmental Health Officers.
Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. Present Trends in Food Technology.- 2. Stages in Food Production.- 3. Types of Foodstuffs.- 4. Food and Produce Preservation.- 5. Packaging.- 6. Types of Pests.- 7. Types of Damage.- 8. Storage Structures.- 9. Food and Produce Transportation.- 10. Pests: Class Mammalia.- 11. Pests: Class Aves.- 12. Pests: Phylum Mollusca (Class Gastropoda).- 13. Pests: Class Arachnida.- 14. Pests: Class Insecta.- 15. Pests: Phylum Platyhelminthes (Tapeworms and Flukes).- 16. Pests: Phylum Nematoda.- 17. Pests: Kingdom Protoctista (Phylum Protozoa).- 18. Pests: Kingdom Fungi.- 19. Pests: Kingdom Prokaryotae (Bacteria).- 20. Food Poisoning.- 21. Control of Pests of Stored Foodstuffs.- 22. Pest Spectra For Stored Foodstuffs.- Appendix 1. Pesticides Used for Stored Products Protection.- Appendix 2. Group for Assistance on Systems Relating to Grain After-harvest (GASGA).- Appendix 3. Some Standard Abbreviations.- Appendix 4. Acronyms for Some Organisations.- References.- Index.