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Food Safety and Toxicity


ISBN10: 849394880
ISBN13: 9780849394881

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $99.95
Pages: 368
Publish date: september 1996

Discusses toxicological risk management in depth, including information on risk assessment and evaluation Draws on the expertise of more than 20 food safety experts Allows chapters to be read independently Incorporates the perspective that responsibility for food safety is shared by many The chapter on Dietary Behavior includes information on behavioral dimensions and food choice Food Safety and Toxicity examines the many problems and changes in food safety and toxicity. From a natural science viewpoint, this informative book takes on challenging and important topics impacting food researchers, regulators, producers, healthcare providers, educators, and consumers. It is organized into three main sections. Section 1 explores the relationship between the origin or formation of potentially toxic compounds and their eventual ingestion. Section 2 picks up with information on the potential consequences of this ingestion, and Section 3 concludes with the discussion of prevention and minimization of health risks. By emphasizing food safety, rather than nutritional toxicology, this book puts food hazards and their health risks in true perspective. It also explores the complementary roles of toxicology and epidemiology in studying associations between nutrition and adverse health effects and in assessing toxicological risks from food components in a deliberate manner. Food Safety and Toxicity, with clear, non-technical language and valuable insight, brings you up-to-date on the significant food safety issues confronting us today.