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Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions

Edited By: Ross C Beier, Suresh C Pillai and Timothy D Phillips

455 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | May 2004 | #147834 | ISBN: 0813808847
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While presenting the latest scientific research on the major pathogens associated with meat, poultry, produce, and other foods, this book goes beyond other professional reference books by identifying the research needed to assure food safety in the future. The editors and authors not only review the current, cutting-edge literature in each of their areas, but provide insights and forward thinking into the development of new and innovative approaches and research strategies. It describes what we now know in food safety and provides a framework and focus for future research to improve diagnostic capabilities and intervention strategies for enteropathogens.

This book, part of the IFT Press series, describes the current state of knowledge surrounding food safety and provides a focus for future developments.
- Food Science and Technology Abstracts, January 2005


Foreword - E.A. Murano (Undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA)
Preface - Editors, with contribution by N.P. Clarke (Texas A&M University)

I. Pathogen/Host Interactions
1. Foodborne Salmonella Infections - A.J. B#umler
2. Pathogenic Escherichia coli - S.D. Waghela
3. Foodborne EHEC Infections - V.L. Tesh
4. Campylobacter and Produce: Prevalence, Biology and Future Directions - R.E. Mandrell and M. Brandl
5. Campylobacteriosis: What We Wish We Knew - R.L. Ziprin
6. Weaning Stress: Relationship Between Host Stress and Pathogen Acquisition in Swine - K.J. Genovese and T.R. Callaway
7. Mycobacterium paratuberculosis - T.A. Ficht, L.G. Adams and A. Rice-Ficht

II. Ecology, Distribution and Spread of Foodborne Hazards
8. Microbial Ecology: Poultry Pathogens Distribution - J.A. Byrd
9. Microbial Ecological Principles Underlying Pre-Harvest Intervention Strategies - T.R. Callaway, T.S. Edrington and R.C. Anderson
10. Effect of Diet on Microecology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Enteropathogen Colonization of Poultry - S.C. Ricke, Y.M. Kwon, L.F. Kubena and D.J. Nisbet
11. Distribution and Spread of Enteric Pathogens in Swine: Outlook for the Future - R.B. Harvey
12. Environmental Reservoirs and Transmission of Foodborne Pathogens - S.E. Dowd and J. Thurston-Enriquez
13. Do Animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Pose a Risk for Human Health? - M.J. Schmerr

III. Antibiotic Resistance
14. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - P.F. McDermott, D.G. White, S. Zhao, S. Simjee, D.D. Wagner, and R.D. Walker
15. Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance - K.M. Bischoff, T.L. Poole and R.C. Beier
16. Antibiotic Resistance and the Microflora of the Gastrointestinal Tract - T.L. Poole, K.M. Bischoff, K.J. Genovese, T.R. Callaway and R.C. Beier
17. Effects of Disinfectants on Pathogens in Animal Production - R.C. Beier, K.M. Bischoff and T.L. Poole
18. Ecology and Evolution of Antibody Resistance Genes: Implications for Food Safety - R. Macki
19. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Retail Foods - D.G. White, P.F. McDermott, S. Zhao, S. Simjee, D.D. Wagner, and R.D. Walker

IV. Verification Tests
20. Verification Tests for Meat and Poultry - J.T. Keeton
21. Recovery and Characterization of Pathogenic Vibrios Significant to the Seafood Industry - D.H. Lewis
22. Molecular Approaches for the Detection and Characterization of Microbial Pathogens - S.D. PillaiV. Decontamination and Prevention Strategies
23. Chemical Methods of Decontamination - J.T. Keeton
24. Decontamination Systems - R.G. Moreira and M. E. Castell-Perez
25. Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-eat Foods - D.L. Marshall
26. Irradiation Methods of Decontamination - D.G. Olson and S.C. Stevens
27. Enterosorption and Filtration Methods for Decontamination - T.D. Phillips
28. Pre-Harvest Prevention of Microbial/Fungal Metabolite Accumulation in Food - T.S. IsakeitVI. Risk Analysis
29. Problems in Communicating Food Safety Risk to the Public - W.A. McIntosh
30. Addressing Microbial Food Safety Issues Quantitatively: A Risk Assessment Approach - K.D. Mena, J.B. Rose and C.P. Gerba
31. How to Manage Risk - A Forward Glimpse -E.C.D. Todd

Author Index
Subject Index

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Ross C. Beier is Research Chemist for the Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, ARS, USDA.

Suresh D. Pillai is Associate Director of the Institute of Food Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Timothy D. Phillips is Director of the Center for Food Safety, Institute of Food Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

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