Ensuring Global Food Safety

Exploring Global Harmonization


Author: Christine Boisrobert,Aleksandra Stjepanovic,Sangsuk Oh,Huub Lelieveld

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080889306

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 8338

Taking into account toxicity levels at normal consumption levels, intake per kg bodyweight and other acknowledged considerations, each chapter in this book will be based on one or more proven examples. It is intended to provide specific examples and potential improvements to the safety of the world's food supply, while also increasing the amount of food available to those in undernourished countries. This book is designed to to provide science-based tools for improving legislation and regulation. Benefits: Reduce amount of food destroyed due to difference in regulations between nations Positively impact the time-to-market of new food products by recognizing benefit of "one rule that applies to all" Use the comparison of regulations and resulting consequences to make appropriate, fully-informed decisions Employ proven science to obtain global consensus for regulations Understand how to harmonize test protocols and analytical methods for accurate measurement and evaluation Take advantage of using a risk/benefit based approach rather than risk/avoidance to maximize regulatory decisions

Food Safety Management

Chapter 23. Hygiene in Primary Production


Author: Gisela Kopper,Slavko Mirecki,Igor S. Kljujev,Vera B. Raicevic,Blazo T. Lalevic,Jelena Petrovic-Jovicic,Stojmir Stojanovski,Dijana Blazekovic-Dimovska

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128056622

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1192

View: 1668

Biological agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites can, directly or indirectly, contaminate food. Similarly chemicals such as veterinary drugs used to combat animal illnesses, mycotoxins particularly aflatoxins, pesticides and environmental contaminants (e.g. dioxins, heavy metals) in animal feeds can also be a source contamination of food. Contamination of agricultural, animal and fish products is the result of the presence of human pathogenic bacteria and/or toxic substances, which can contaminate products in any part of the production chain. Examples are of the presence of a wide range of pathogens such as Salmonella spp., pathogenic Escherichia coli and Shigella, hepatitis A virus on fresh fruits and vegetables, E. coli O157:H7 in meats, Campylobacter spp., Brucella spp. in milk, Vibrio sp. and ciguatera toxin in fish. Thus the importance of good practices at the primary production level to prevent diseases and infections in animals, minimize risk of transmission to humans and/or contamination of food as well as to ensure animal health and welfare. The authors address three main primary production systems and the challenges to reduce the safety threats inherent to each. Good animal farming, fish health and good agricultural practices are described extensively so as to provide a clear picture of the complexity of the food production chains and the many factors that need to be under control to ensure the safety of food products.

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods


Author: V. Prakash,Olga Martin-Belloso,Larry Keener,Siân B. Astley,Susanne Braun,Helena McMahon,Huub Lelieveld

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012800620X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 2471

Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods, a compilation from a team of experts in food safety, nutrition, and regulatory affairs, examines a variety of traditional foods from around the world, their risks and benefits, and how regulatory steps may assist in establishing safe parameters for these foods without reducing their cultural or nutritive value. Many traditional foods provide excellent nutrition from sustainable resources, with some containing nutraceutical properties that make them not only a source of cultural and traditional value, but also valuable options for addressing the growing need for food resources. This book discusses these ideas and concepts in a comprehensive and scientific manner. Addresses the need for balance in safety regulation and retaining traditional food options Includes case studies from around the world to provide practical insight and guidance Presents suggestions for developing appropriate global safety standards

Encyclopedia of Food and Health


Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123849535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4006

View: 6994

The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs. Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry


Author: H. L. M. Lelieveld,John Holah,M A Mostert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1845690532

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 744

View: 6109

Developments such as the demand for minimally-processed foods have placed a renewed emphasis on good hygienic practices in the food industry. As a result there has been a wealth of new research in this area. Complementing Woodhead’s best-selling Hygiene in the food industry, which reviews current best practice in hygienic design and operation, Handbook of hygiene control in the food industry provides a comprehensive summary of the key trends and issues in food hygiene research. Developments go fast: results of the R&D meanwhile have been applied or are being implemented as this book goes to print. Part one reviews research on the range of contamination risks faced by food processors. Building on this foundation, Part two discusses current trends in the design both of buildings and types of food processing equipment, from heating and packaging equipment to valves, pipes and sensors. Key issues in effective hygiene management are then covered in part three, from risk analysis, good manufacturing practice and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to improving cleaning and decontamination techniques. The final part of the book reviews developments in ways of monitoring the effectiveness of hygiene operations, from testing surface cleanability to sampling techniques and hygiene auditing. Like Hygiene in the food industry, this book is a standard reference for the food industry in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene in food production. Standard reference on high hygiene standards for the food industry Provides a comprehensive summary of the key trends in food hygiene research Effective hygiene management strategies are explored

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

A Guide to a Successful Audit


Author: Ron Kill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360574

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 7421

"This book offers companies in the food industry the first comprehensive guide to preparing for the Global Standard Audit." Beverage and Food World, May 2009 BASED ON ISSUE 5 OF THE BRC STANDARD The British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Food Safety was originally conceived to meet an increasing demand for a unified standard to be used by the major retailers in the UK for their suppliers of "own label" food products. The system has proved so successful that it is now used throughout the food industry, and over 7000 food manufacturers worldwide already have the Standard. Companies are often unsure about how to approach attaining certification—often a demanding process, especially at the first attempt. Not only are there over 300 clauses to satisfy, there are also general concerns such as how to correct non-conformities within very specific deadlines. Even when their operations are actually quite satisfactory, many suppliers find themselves poorly prepared for the audit and do not perform as well as they might. This book offers companies in the food industry the first comprehensive guide to preparing for the Global Standard audit. Using over 600 real life examples, it enables manufacturers to ensure that the correct systems are in place to achieve the Standard and present themselves in the best way during the audit process. It also recommends the steps to take following the audit and how to correct non-conformities. The book is an essential resource for suppliers wishing to attain certification for the first time and those already in the scheme seeking to improve their grades. It is also of interest to certification bodies and consultants to the food industry.

Second FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators


Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251052723

Category: Medical

Page: 230

View: 947

This publication contains the proceedings of the second international forum on food safety regulation, held in Bangkok, Thailand in October 2004 to discuss the development of effective food safety systems, focusing on two key themes of official food safety control services; and the epidemio-surveillance of food-borne diseases and food safety rapid alert systems.

Hygiene in Food Processing

Principles and Practice


Author: H. L. M. Lelieveld,John Holah,David Napper

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857098632

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 7332

The hygienic processing of food concerns both potential hazards in food products and the regulation, design, and management of food processing facilities. This second edition of Hygiene in Food Processing gives a revised overview of the practices for safe processing and incorporates additional chapters concerning pest control, microbiological environmental sampling, and the economics of food plants. Part one addresses microbial risks in foods and the corresponding regulation in the European Union. Part two discusses the hygienic design of food factory infrastructure, encompassing the design and materials for the factory itself, as well as food processing equipment. This edition includes a new chapter on the control of compressed gases used to pneumatically operate equipment. Part three focuses on cleaning and disinfection practices in food processing. The chapter on cleaning in place also considers more cost-effective systems, and complements the additional chapter on maintenance of equipment. These chapters also explore issues such as the hygiene of workers, potential infection by foreign bodies, and pest control. Further, the chapter on microbiological sampling explains how to calculate the risk of contamination depending on the product's environment. This essential second edition is useful to professionals responsible for hygiene in the food industry. It provides a comprehensive, yet concise and practical reference source for food plant managers, suppliers of food processing equipment, building contractors, and food inspectors looking for an authoritative introduction to hygiene regulation, hygienic design, and sanitation. Provides a revised overview of the practices for safe processing Incorporates additional chapters concerning pest control, microbiological environmental sampling, and the economics of food plants This essential second edition is useful for professionals responsible for hygiene in the food industry

Advances in Food Protection

Focus on Food Safety and Defense


Author: Magdy Hefnawy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400710992

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 838

The global food-supply chain is vulnerable to threats from a variety of directions. Hence food security and safety remains a hot topic worldwide in academic research arenas and food industry practices. This book describes efforts from academia, government, and industry to counter food terrorism and to protect the food supply against any threat. In addition, it evaluates the global food supply, production capabilities, and food availability during and after disasters. Articles in the book assess food safety emergencies, and the prevention of, and response to deliberate contamination by microbial or chemical substances. Minimization of health and economic risks following a terrorist act or unintentional contamination is likewise discussed. The book also examines novel preservation techniques, methods to produce safe food products, and other concerns for ensuring a stable and safe food supply.

Food Safety

A Practical and Case Study Approach


Author: Richard J. Marshall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387339574

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 7187

Food Safety: A Practical and Case Study Approach, the first volume of the ISEKI-Food book series, discusses how food quality and safety are connected and how they play a significant role in the quality of our daily lives. Topics include methods of food preservation, food packaging, benefits and risks of microorganisms and process safety.

Ensuring Safe Food

From Production to Consumption


Author: Committee to Ensure Safe Food from Production to Consumption,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture,Institute of Medicine and National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press


Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 8814

How safe is our food supply? Each year the media report what appears to be growing concern related to illness caused by the food consumed by Americans. These food borne illnesses are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, pesticide residues, and food additives. Recent actions taken at the federal, state, and local levels in response to the increase in reported incidences of food borne illnesses point to the need to evaluate the food safety system in the United States. This book assesses the effectiveness of the current food safety system and provides recommendations on changes needed to ensure an effective science-based food safety system. Ensuring Safe Food discusses such important issues as: What are the primary hazards associated with the food supply? What gaps exist in the current system for ensuring a safe food supply? What effects do trends in food consumption have on food safety? What is the impact of food preparation and handling practices in the home, in food services, or in production operations on the risk of food borne illnesses? What organizational changes in responsibility or oversight could be made to increase the effectiveness of the food safety system in the United States? Current concerns associated with microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food supply are discussed. The book also considers how changes in technology and food processing might introduce new risks. Recommendations are made on steps for developing a coordinated, unified system for food safety. The book also highlights areas that need additional study. Ensuring Safe Food will be important for policymakers, food trade professionals, food producers, food processors, food researchers, public health professionals, and consumers.

Ensuring Global Food Security


Author: Charles S. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890681503

Category: Agricultural biotechnology

Page: 12

View: 3281

Global Food Security and Wellness


Author: Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas,Gláucia María Pastore,Kezban Candoğan,Ilce G. Medina Meza,Suzana Caetano da Silva Lannes,Ken Buckle,Rickey Y. Yada,Amauri Rosenthal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493964968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 517

View: 6919

This book is based on selected papers from keynote and symposium sessions given at the 16th International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) World Congress, held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil August, 2012. The theme of the Congress was the challenges faced by food science in both the developed and developing regions of the world. The symposia featured prominent world-renowned keynote and plenary speakers, young researchers, and the technical sessions covered the whole spectrum of basic and applied food science and technology, including consumer issues and education, diets and health, ethnic foods, and R&D.​

Irradiation for Food Safety and Quality


Author: Paisan Loaharanu,Paul Thomas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781587160813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

View: 6439

Food irradiation is increasingly used worldwide as a proven and effective method of food preservation, as well as for improvement of food safety and quality. The International Conference on Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Food through Radiation Processing convened for the presentation of new irradiation technology, and to assess the role of irradiation in ensuring the safety and nutritional adequacy of food of plant and animal origin. This new book presents the complete texts of all twenty reports from the conference. Examined are applications of the technology in produce, animal products, and prepared foods, the economics of various irradiation technologies, international regulations, the marketing of irradiated products to consumers and retail outlets, and irradiation's implications for the global trade in food and agricultural commodities. Also included is new information on the scientific, regulatory, and consumer acceptance status of food irradiation and the role this technology will play in the 21st century. The new information in this book will be useful to all those involved in the processing, preservation, and distribution of food, as well as food industry managers and regulatory personnel. To receive your copy promptly, please order now. Information on ordering follows the complete table of contents. Conference Sponsors and Speakers This conference was sponsored by three U.N. Agencies: IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), and the WHO (World Health Organization). All authors are leading experts in aspects of food irradiation. From the Editor's Foreword "Significant developments on the acceptance and application of food irradiation as a method to ensure food safety and quality and to facilitate food trade have occurred in recent years. Regulations on food irradiation in many countries either have been or are being harmonized based on the Codex General Standard for Irradiated Foods and relevant recommendations of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI). The number of irradiation facilities for treating food is increasing and many more are under construction or being planned. The consumers are getting accurate information and are beginning to appreciate the benefit of irradiated foods.... The potential of irradiation as a method to ensure the hygienic quality of food, especially those of animal origin, as a quarantine treatment of fresh horticultural commodities, and as a substitute for fumigants, is being realized... The Conference reaffirmed the view that the safety and nutritional adequacy of irradiated food produced under conditions of Good Manufacturing Practice is no longer in question, regardless of the absorbed dose."

Food Safety for the 21st Century

Managing HACCP and Food Safety Throughout the Global Supply Chain


Author: Carol A. Wallace,William H. Sperber,Sara E. Mortimore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348000

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 8322

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system is still recognised internationally as the most effective way to produce safe food throughout the supply chain, but a HACCP system cannot operate in a vacuum. It requires prerequisite programmes to be in place and it can be highly affected by, or dependent upon, other major considerations such as animal, plant, human and environmental health, food security and food defence. This book: Provides a practical and up-to-date text covering the essentials of food safety management in the global supply chain, giving the reader the knowledge and skills that they need to design, implement and maintain a world-class food safety programme. Builds on existing texts on HACCP and food safety, taking the next step forward in the evolution of HACCP and providing a text that is relevant to all sectors and sizes of food businesses throughout the world. Shares practical food safety experience, allowing development of best-practice approaches. This will allow existing businesses to improve their systems and enable businesses that are new to HACCP and food safety management requirements in both developed and developing countries to build on existing knowledge for more rapid application of world-class food safety systems. Educates practitioners such that they will be able to use their judgement in decision-making and to influence those who make food policy and manage food operations. This book is an essential resource for all scientists and managers in the food industry (manufacturing and foodservice); regulators and educators in the field of food safety; and students of food science and technology.

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality


Author: Mahendra Rai,Michael Chikindas

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937694

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 1642

The demands of producing high quality, safe (pathogen-free) food rely increasingly on natural sources of antimicrobials to inhibit food spoilage organisms and food-borne pathogens and toxins. Discovery and development of new antimicrobials from natural sources for a wide range of application requires that knowledge of traditional sources for food antimicrobials is combined with the latest technologies in identification, characterization and application. This book explores some novel, natural sources of antimicrobials as well as the latest developments in using well-known antimicrobials in food. Covering antimicrobials derived from microbial sources (bacteriophages, bacteria, algae, fungi), animal-derived products (milk proteins, chitosan, reduction of biogenic amines), plants and plant-products (essential oils, phytochemicals, bioactive compounds), this book covers the development and use of natural antimicrobials for processed and fresh food products. New and emerging technologies concerning antimicrobials are also discussed.

Improving Efficiency and Transparency in Food Safety Systems - Sharing Experiences

Proceedings of the Forum : Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators, 28-30 January 2002, Marrakesh, Morocco


Author: N.A

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251047705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 8978

This publication reports on the first Global Forum on food safety regulation which was held in Morocco in January 2002 and included delegates from 110 countries and 17 international organisations. Its purpose was to exchange information and experiences regarding food safety issues of international importance. Aspects considered include: inspection techniques; risk management; capacity building; consumer involvement in food safety; and communication issues. There was unanimous agreement that future fora of this kind should be held, and a provisional meeting scheduled for early 2004.

Global Trade and Food Safety

Winners and Losers in a Fragmented System


Author: John Sullivan Wilson,Tsunehiro Otsuki

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Developing countries

Page: 34

View: 443

How food safety is addressed in the world trade system is critical for developing countries that continue to rely on agricultural exports. An analysis shows that adopting a worldwide standard of a toxin affecting nuts and grains could increase trade in these commodities by $38 billion compaired with levels under today's widely divergent national standards.

Food Safety in China

Science, Technology, Management and Regulation


Author: Joseph Jwu-Shan Jen,Junshi Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119237963

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 696

View: 2002

From contaminated infant formula to a spate of all-too-familiar headlines in recent years, food safety has emerged as one of the harsher realities behind China's economic miracle. Tainted beef, horse meat and dioxin outbreaks in the Western world have also put food safety in the global spotlight. Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation presents a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of food safety in China, along with emerging regulatory trends and the likely future needs of the country. Although the focus is on China, global perspectives are presented in the chapters and 33 of the 99 authors are from outside China. Introductory chapters address such issues as the shared responsibility for food safety, the development of China's food industry, the current status of China's food safety, and educational and training courses designed to ensure food safety in China. The scientific aspects of food safety are explored next, with seven chapters on food microbiology, five on food chemistry and four chapters on risk assessment. A series of six chapters then addresses China's relatively new food laws and regulations, inspection methods and international trade. This is followed by a focus on six major commodity groups: meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables, fats and oils, cereals and seafood. Four concluding chapters discuss the application of innovative technologies to food safety. Timely and illuminating, Food Safety in China offers invaluable insights into our understanding of a critical link in the increasingly globalized complex food supply chain of today's world.