Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security

1st Edition

Elizabeth Connor

CRC Press
Published June 17, 2005
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ISBN 9780789026323 - CAT# HW13701

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Summary

Learn what you need to know about foodborne illness—from comprehensive Web sites!

“An estimated 76 million illnesses, 323,914 hospitalizations, and 5,194 deaths are attributed to foodborne illness in the United States each year.”—2001 FDA Food Code. The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security puts a wealth of food safety and security information at your fingertips. This comprehensive compilation of annotated links goes beyond simple listing of Web addresses to tell you which sites have original content, what sites hold specific safety and security information you may be searching for, and how to find all types of vital information you need to prevent foodborne illness and disease to stay healthy. Easy-to-use, thorough, and accurate, this guide to the Internet will become your all-in-one source for food and health information.

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security not only extensively lists food and health Web sites, it gives you the tools you need to find information on all types of foodborne illness, food handling concerns, and other disease and health issues. From how to decipher Web site addresses and evaluate Web content, to guiding you to the best available consumer, medical, government, and military search engines, to an authoritative list of health information Web sites themselves, this book is a valuable one-stop resource for all your food health concerns. Along with a helpful bibliography and glossary, the author provides tables, screen captures, and illustrations for clarity and direction.

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security presents thorough and comprehensive Web listings for:
  • Internet search engines and directories
  • naturally occurring dangerous organisms
  • bioterrorism threats
  • pesticides
  • disease control and prevention
  • government links for food, safety, and nutrition information
  • travel concerns
  • government food regulations, standards, and legislation
  • food and water safety during disasters
  • sanitation issues
  • hot topics such as bird flu and mad cow disease
  • food allergies
  • chemical contamination
  • parasites
  • food safety during pregnancy
  • food additives and preservatives
  • resources for food advisories, recalls, and warnings
  • carcinogens
  • food irradiation
  • genetic engineering and genetically modified (GM) foods
  • labeling, packaging, and storage
  • takeout foods and restaurant food safety evaluation
  • lists of food safety organizations and societies

The Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security is a quick-check reference guide to the Internet for dietitians, librarians, health agency employees, health educators, or anyone interested in staying healthy when handling, preparing, and storing food.

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