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Cover for Cases.

This chapter reviews several incidents of food contamination with toxic substances, including relevant background scenario and mitigation measures and management. These incidents include the Spanish toxic oil syndrome, the Belgium dioxin and PCB food incident, the Irish dioxin food incident, the...

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for GMOs and food.

This chapter reviews currently used production systems for genetically modified (GM) foods, discusses protocols to ensure GM food safety, and explores relevant environmental risks and benefits of GM foods.

Author(s)
Skaanild, M. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food safety (quality) assurance and certification of production.

This chapter discusses the origins of the HACCP concept and outlines key steps in HACCP establishment. Also, general management systems that should be developed to ensure a chemically-safe food are discussed, including their application to specific food products.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risk analysis.

This chapter discusses important concepts of risk analysis relevant to food safety, including dose-response curves, NOAEL, LOAEL, Benchmark dose, ADIs, RfDs and MRLs. Also, basic knowledge on withholding and withdrawing periods are also discussed.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analytical chemistry in food safety.

This chapter describes currently used analytical chemistry methods relevant to food safety, including extraction and pre-purification techniques; methods for detection of various elements, metals and organic compounds; and methods for speciation of metals and metalloids. In addition, strengths and...

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food allergies and intolerances.

This chapter highlights important differences between food allergies and food intolerance, describing briefly various common food allergies, as well as cow's milk intolerance and phenylketonuria.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food additives and flavourings, etc.

This chapter discusses the different types of food additives (i.e., artificial sweeteners, food colourants, food preservatives) and flavourings, as well as their respective uses. Safety concerns relevant to these food additives and flavourings are discussed.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Veterinary drugs and contaminant overall conclusion.

This chapter discusses food safety risks associated with veterinary drugs and their residues, including measures for mitigation and control.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxic compounds formed during processing or improper storage.

This chapter discusses the toxic effects of several compounds that are formed during food processing or improper food storage, including those of acrylamide, nitrite and nitrosamines, trans fatty acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heterocyclic aromatic amines, glucose-derived glycation...

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Contaminants from processing machinery and food contact materials.

This chapter discusses different forms of potential food contamination arising from physical contact during food processing, such as contact with machinery and with storage/packaging materials.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter