Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods

Author: Frances Pouch Downes,Keith Ito,Keith Itō,American Public Health Association

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780875531755

Category: Science

Page: 676

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The Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, now in its new, 4th Edition, is the all-inclusive reference for anyone involved in the dynamic fields of processing and testing the safety and quality of foods. Food-borne illnesses comprise a significant public health problem, striking 76 million Americans yearly and killing 5,000, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. APHA's Compendium is the authority for food safety testing. The Compendium presents a comprehensive selection of proven testing methods with an emphasis on accuracy, relevance, and reliability. More than 200 experts have reviewed and updated the 64 chapters in this new edition. New material included on meats and meat products. Contents include: general laboratory procedures, including laboratory quality assurance, environmental monitoring procedures, sampling plans, sample collection, shipment, and preparation for analysis; microorganisms involved in processing and spoilage of foods; foods and the microorganisms involved in their safety and quality; indicator microorganisms and pathogens, microorganisms and food safety: foodborne illness; preparation of microbiological materials-media, reagents, and stains; and much more.
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Author: Johannes Köbberling,Caroline R. Pickardt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642883133

Category: Medical

Page: 211

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Microbiological Examination Methods of Food and Water

A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition

Author: Neusely da Silva,Marta H. Taniwaki,Valéria C.A. Junqueira,Neliane Silveira,Margarete Midori Okazaki,Renato Abeilar Romeiro Gomes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351675834

Category: Science

Page: 526

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Microbiological Examination Methods of Food and Water (2nd edition) is an illustrated laboratory manual that provides an overview of current standard microbiological culture methods for the examination of food and water, adhered to by renowned international organizations, such as ISO, AOAC, APHA, FDA and FSIS/USDA. It includes methods for the enumeration of indicator microorganisms of general contamination, indicators of hygiene and sanitary conditions, sporeforming, spoilage fungi and pathogenic bacteria. Every chapter begins with a comprehensive, in-depth and updated bibliographic reference on the microorganism(s) dealt with in that particular section of the book. The latest facts on the taxonomic position of each group, genus or species are given, as well as clear guidelines on how to deal with changes in nomenclature on the internet. All chapters provide schematic comparisons between the methods presented, highlighting the main differences and similarities. This allows the user to choose the method that best meets his/her needs. Moreover, each chapter lists validated alternative quick methods, which, though not described in the book, may and can be used for the analysis of the microorganism(s) dealt with in that particular chapter. The didactic setup and the visualization of procedures in step-by-step schemes allow the user to quickly perceive and execute the procedure intended. Support material such as drawings, procedure schemes and laboratory sheets are available for downloading and customization. This compendium will serve as an up-to-date practical companion for laboratory professionals, technicians and research scientists, instructors, teachers and food and water analysts. Alimentary engineering, chemistry, biotechnology and biology (under)graduate students specializing in food sciences will also find the book beneficial. It is furthermore suited for use as a practical/laboratory manual for graduate courses in Food Engineering and Food Microbiology.
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Compendium of the Microbiological Spoilage of Foods and Beverages

Author: Michael P. Doyle,William H. Sperber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441908261

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 369

View: 441

The increased emphasis on food safety during the past two decades has decreased the emphasis on the loss of food through spoilage, particularly in developed co- tries where food is more abundant. In these countries spoilage is a commercial issue that affects the pro?t or loss of producers and manufacturers. In lesser developed countries spoilage continues to be a major concern. The amount of food lost to spoilage is not known. As will be evident in this text, stability and the type of spoilage are in?uenced by the inherent properties of the food and many other factors. During the Second World War a major effort was given to developing the te- nologies needed to ship foods to different regions of the world without spoilage. The food was essential to the military and to populations in countries that could not provide for themselves. Since then, progress has been made in improved product formulations, processing, packaging, and distribution systems. New products have continued to evolve, but for many new perishable foods product stability continues to be a limiting factor. Many new products have failed to reach the marketplace because of spoilage issues.
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The Handbook of Microbiological Media for the Examination of Food

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849327049

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 3827

The Handbook of Microbiological Media for the Examination of Food describes more than 1,000 media used to cultivate microorganisms from foods. It also includes all the media recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for the detection of microorganisms in foods.
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Microbial Food Safety

A Food Systems Approach

Author: Charlene Wolf-Hall,William Nganje

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

View: 5910

This interdisciplinary textbook provides the reader with vital information and comprehensive coverage of foodborne microbial pathogens of potential risk to human consumers. It includes human pathogens and toxins originating from plants, fungi and animal products and considers their origin, risk, prevention and control. From the perspectives of microorganisms and humans, the authors incorporate concepts from the social and economic sciences as well as microbiology, providing synergies to learn about complex food systems as a whole, and each stage that can present an opportunity to reduce risk of microbial contamination. Microbial Food Safety: A Food Systems Approach explains concepts through a food supply network model to show the interactions between how humans move food through the global food system and the impacts on microorganisms and risk levels of microbial food safety. Written by authors renowned in the field and with extensive teaching experience, this book is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of food microbiology, food safety and food science, in addition to professionals working in these areas.
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An Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on an Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030917709X

Category: Medical

Page: 43

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To ensure the safety of food distributed through the National School Lunch Program, food banks, and other federal food and nutrition programs, the United States Department of Agriculture has established food safety and quality requirements for the ground beef it purchases. This National Research Council book reviews the scientific basis of the Department's ground beef safety standards, evaluates how the standards compare to those used by large retail and commercial food service purchasers of ground beef, and looks at ways to establish periodic evaluations of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program. The book finds that although the safety requirements could be strengthened using scientific concepts, the prevention of future outbreaks of foodborne disease will depend on eliminating contamination during production and ensuring meat is properly cooked before it is served.
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Food Microbiology

The Laboratory

Author: Phyllis Entis

Publisher: Phyllis Entis

ISBN: 0937774294

Category: Food

Page: 274

View: 2388

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Food Safety Control in the Poultry Industry

Author: G.C. Mead

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1845690230

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 1547

The safety of poultry meat and eggs continues to be a major concern for consumers. As a result, there has been a wealth of research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain. Food safety control in the poultry industry summarises this research and its implications for all those involved in supplying and marketing poultry products. The book begins by analysing the main hazards affecting poultry meat and eggs, both biological and chemical. It then discusses methods for controlling these hazards at different stages, from the farm through slaughter and carcass processing operations to consumer handling of poultry products. Further chapters review established and emerging techniques for decontaminating eggs or processed carcasses, from physical methods to the use of bacteriophage and bacteriocins. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Food safety control in the poultry industry is a standard reference for both academics and food companies. Reviews recent research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain Edited by a leading expert in this hot area with contributions from a worldwide team of experts Identify how to meet and excede consumers high expectations in food safety
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Fundamental Food Microbiology, Fifth Edition

Author: Bibek Ray,Arun Bhunia

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466564431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 663

View: 3424

The golden era of food microbiology has begun. All three areas of food microbiology—beneficial, spoilage, and pathogenic microbiology—are expanding and progressing at an incredible pace. What was once a simple process of counting colonies has become a sophisticated process of sequencing complete genomes of starter cultures and use of biosensors to detect foodborne pathogens. Capturing these developments, Fundamental Food Microbiology, Fifth Edition broadens coverage of foodborne diseases to include new and emerging pathogens as well as descriptions of the mechanism of pathogenesis. Written by experts with approximately fifty years of combined experience, the book provides an in-depth understanding of how to reduce microbial food spoilage, improve intervention technologies, and develop effective control methods for different types of foods. See What’s New in the Fifth Edition: New chapter on microbial attachment and biofilm formation Bacterial quorum sensing during bacterial growth in food Novel application of bacteriophage in pathogen control and detection Substantial update on intestinal beneficial microbiota and probiotics to control pathogens, chronic diseases, and obesity Nanotechnology in food preservation Description of new pathogens such as Cronobacter sakazaki, E. coli O104:H4, Clostridium difficile, and Nipah Virus Comprehensive list of seafood-related toxins Updates on several new anti-microbial compounds such as polylysine, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, ovotransferrin, defensins, herbs, and spices Updates on modern processing technologies such as infrared heating and plasma technology Maintaining the high standard set by the previous bestselling editions, based feedback from students and professors, the new edition includes many more easy-to-follow figures and illustrations. The chapters are presented in a logical sequence that connects the information and allow students to easily understand and retain the concepts presented. These features and more make this a comprehensive introductory text for undergraduates as well as a valuable reference for graduate level and working professionals in food microbiology or food safety.
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Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309165969

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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Recent and forecasted advances in microbiology, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry have made it timely to reassess the current paradigm of relying predominantly or exclusively on traditional bacterial indicators for all types of waterborne pathogens. Nonetheless, indicator approaches will still be required for the foreseeable future because it is not practical or feasible to monitor for the complete spectrum of microorganisms that may occur in water, and many known pathogens are difficult to detect directly and reliably in water samples. This comprehensive report recommends the development and use of a “tool box†approach by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and others for assessing microbial water quality in which available indicator organisms (and/or pathogens in some cases) and detection method(s) are matched to the requirements of a particular application. The report further recommends the use of a phased, three-level monitoring framework to support the selection of indicators and indicator approaches.Â
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Foodborne Diseases

Author: Dean O. Cliver,Hans Riemann

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780121765590

Category: Medical

Page: 411

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"This second edition of Foodborne Disease deals with four aspects of the topic: Principles, Infections, Intoxications and Prevention - in an easy-to-read style. Chapters are clearly illustrated with an increased number of diagrams and tables, and the work is extensively indexed for use as a desk reference. Contributing authors are from America, Canada, Europe and Japan, and this work should serve as a reference to anyone with concerns about the global impact of foodborne diseases."--Book jacket.
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Food Microbiology

Fundamentals and Frontiers

Author: Michael P. Doyle,Robert L. Buchanan

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555816266

Category: Science

Page: 1138

View: 3957

This essential reference emphasizes the molecular and mechanistic aspects of food microbiology in one comprehensive volume. • Addresses the field's major concerns, including spoilage, pathogenic bacteria, mycotoxigenic molds, viruses, prions, parasites, preservation methods, fermentation, beneficial microorganisms, and food safety. • Details the latest scientific knowledge and concerns of food microbiology • Offers a description of the latest and most advanced techniques for detecting, analyzing, tracking, and controlling microbiological hazards in food. • Serves as significant reference book for professionals who conduct research, teach food microbiology courses, analyze food samples, conduct epidemiologic investigations, and craft food safety policies.
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Guide to Foodborne Pathogens

Author: Ronald G. Labbé,Santos García

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471350347

Category: Science

Page: 373

View: 2681

An expert survey of foodborne pathogens, illnesses, and control methods This volume offers broad and accessible coverage of the pathogens-bacteria, viruses, and parasites-most commonly responsible for foodborne illness. It discusses the nature of illnesses; the epidemiology of pathogens; and current detection, prevention, and control methods. It also features chapters on the globalization of the food supply, seafood toxins, and other miscellaneous agents. Twenty-one chapters, by experts from around the world, cover the most dangerous illnesses and foodborne pathogens currently threatening world populations. Topics include: * Arcobacter/Helicobacter * Aspergillus * Bacillus cereus * Campylobacter * Clostidium perfringens * Clostridium botulinum * Escherichia coli * Fusarium * Listeria * Salmonella * Shigella * Staphylococcus aureus * Vibrio * Yersinia enterocolitica Guide to Foodborne Pathogens offers up-to-date analysis of the growing body of scientific information on both established and new and emerging pathogens. It provides concise coverage that serves the needs of scientists and food professionals who lack a specialized background in foodborne illness but want to stay informed on this vital health issue.
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Food and Health: Science and Technology

Author: G. G. Birch,K. J. Parker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400987188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 532

View: 6034

The Control and Standardisation of National Food Quality. There must be very many different opinions as to what this title means. To some people it will mean the control by legislation of additive and contaminant levels in food, to others it may mean the laying down of compositional standards for different food commodities, yet again some may consider that it covers the nutritional quality of the food and the maintenance of an adequate satisfactory diet for the population of the country. I think certainly that it could be all of these things and a glance at the variety of titles of papers which other speakers will be giving later in this symposium illustrates the very wide area which is covered by food quality in its many aspects. I will try only to present to you some of those aspects which are the concern of government in the control of food quality. I will not concern myself with those aspects which are the concern only of the manufacturer and his customer, and here I am thinking of flavour, appearance and physical state, such as whether canned, fresh or frozen. These aspects, which affect the type of products to be marketed, and also the aspects of quality control which set out to maintain the standard that the manufacturer has set himself, are I think outside my province.
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