9780816039357

Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety

Satin, Morton

ISBN 10: 0816039356 / 0-8160-3935-6
ISBN 13: 9780816039357
Publisher: Facts on File
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
It is estimated that the annual number of food-related illnesses exceeds 100 million in the United States alone. From fast food hamburgers to salmonella, the dangers to our food supply make food safety a daily concern for everyone. Written by renowned expert Morton Satin, "Food Alert!" is the definitive consumer guide to the causes, dangers, and prevention of foodborne diseases.Readers will find the most comprehensive, current, and accurate information on: deficiencies of modern food handling that allow germs and bacteria to thrive; protection and prevention from exposure to foodborne illnesses; immediate steps to take if food poisoning strikes; precautions to take against foodborne illnesses abroad; the 20 most common causes of foodborne illnesses in the kitchen; a special reference section covering all of the potentially dangerous diseases and bacteria carried by food; how food is grown or processed, packaged, handled, and stored before it reaches consumers; an appendix of foodborne illnesses by symptom; resources such as organizations, periodicals, and websites; and the latest technologies and practices designed to make food safe.

Product Description:

Food Alert is the definitive consumer guide to the causes, dangers, and prevention of foodborne diseases. With obvious passion and an authoritative voice, a renowned expert provides the most current, accurate, and complete information on the subject.

The book includes several checklists on what to look for when buying food, proper storage of food, hygiene tips, food preparation and consumption, and safe microwaving.

Other features include:

Deficiencies of modern food handling that allow germs and bacteria to thrive

Protection and prevention from exposure to foodborne illnesses

The 20 most common causes of food-borne illness in the kitchen

A special reference section covering all of the potentially dangerous diseases and bacteria carried by food

An appendix of foodborne diseases by symptom

The latest technologies and practices designed to make food safer


About the Author:
Morton Satin is a molecular biologist, a recognized authority in the international food industry and an expert in the field of food safety. He has written numerous publications and articles on food safety and food processing technology for both professional and general readers. He has won several awards for his contributions to the food industry, and has served as a staff member and consultant to governments, expert committees, international organizations and trade associations. He lives in Rome, Italy.

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