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and Postharvest
Food Safety

Contemporary Issues
and Future Directions
by Ross C. Beier

While presenting the latest scientific research on the major pathogens associated with meat, poultry, produce, and other foods, Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions goes beyond other professional reference books by identifying the research needed to assure food safety in the future.

It not only reviews the current, cutting-edge literature in areas, but provide insights and forward thinking into the development of new and innovative approaches and research strategies. Scientists and researchers from academia, government, and industry have collaborated to examine the high-priority food safety areas recognized by the federal government: pathogen/host interactions; ecology, distribution and spread of foodborne hazards; antibiotic resistance; verification tests; decontamination and prevention strategies; and risk analysis.

Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety 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.


  1. Pathogen/Host Interactions
    1. Foodborne Salmonella Infections
    2. Pathogenic Escherichia coli
    3. Foodborne EHEC Infections
    4. Campylobacter and Produce: Prevalence, Biology and Future Directions
    5. Campylobacteriosis: What We Wish We Knew
    6. Weaning Stress: Relationship Between Host Stress and Pathogen Acquisition in Swine
    7. Mycobacterium paratuberculosis

  2. Ecology, Distribution and Spread of Foodborne Hazards
    1. Microbial Ecology: Poultry Pathogens Distribution
    2. Microbial Ecological Principles Underlying Pre-Harvest Intervention Strategies
    3. Effect of Diet on Microecology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Enteropathogen Colonization of Poultry
    4. Distribution and Spread of Enteric Pathogens in Swine: Outlook for the Future
    5. Environmental Reservoirs and Transmission of Foodborne Pathogens
    6. Do Animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Pose a Risk for Human Health?

  3. Antibiotic Resistance
    1. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    2. Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance
    3. Antibiotic Resistance and the Microflora of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    4. Effects of Disinfectants on Pathogens in Animal Production
    5. Ecology and Evolution of Antibody Resistance Genes: Implications for Food Safety
    6. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Retail Foods

  4. Verification Tests
    1. Verification Tests for Meat and Poultry
    2. Recovery and Characterization of Pathogenic Vibrios Significant to the Seafood Industry
    3. Molecular Approaches for the Detection and Characterization of Microbial Pathogens

  5. Decontamination and Prevention Strategies
    1. Chemical Methods of Decontamination
    2. Decontamination Systems
    3. Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-eat Foods
    4. Irradiation Methods of Decontamination
    5. Enterosorption and Filtration Methods for Decontamination
    6. Pre-Harvest Prevention of Microbial/Fungal Metabolite Accumulation in Food
    7. Problems in Communicating Food Safety Risk to the Public
    8. Addressing Microbial Food Safety Issues Quantitatively: A Risk Assessment Approach
    9. How to Manage Risk A Forward Glimpse

Author Index
Subject Index

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Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety:
Contemporary Issues and Future Directions

by Ross C. Beier
2004 455 pages $195.00 + shipping
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