The monograph, Food Safety for Food Business Operators is a compilation of various steps involved in implementing HACCP, GMP, Hygiene & Sanitation (ISO 22000) in any segment of food business in the food chain starting from farm to fork. The book surveys the different sources of food safety hazards entering into the food chain and gives practical methods to control the probable significant hazards to keep them under safe levels for human consumption. To achieve this the book provides, brief and simple explanation of the terminologies and procedures for implementing HACCP and Pre Requisite Programmes (PRPs). The book also provides a comprehensive list of almost all biological, chemical and physical hazards along with the tolerance levels. There are also brief descriptions on the health problems associated with each individual hazard. Several examples of corrective action, list of records to be maintained and a practical check list for evaluation HACCP & PRPs in an operating unit are also included in the book. The language of narration is simple and easily understandable to any food business operator. Any one who reads this book will be able to implement HACCP and PRPs (ISO 22000) in a food handling/processing line. Besides Food Business Operators, the book will be an asset also for trainers/trainees/academic teachers & students/enforcement officers/general public interested in food safety and public health. Please see contents.CONTENTS.TOPIC. PAGE.Cover Page. 1.About the Author. 2.Introduction. 3.Origin of Food Safety Hazards. 5.The Seven Principles of HACCP. 7.Probable Records of HACCP Program. 16.The Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 19.The Good Hygiene Practices. 20.The Sanitation Practices. 23.The Pest Control- Exclusion of pests. 26.The Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). 27.The Good Personnel Policy. 28.The Common Food Safety Hazards. 29.The Biological Hazards. 29.The Chemical Hazards. 31.The Antibiotic Residues. 34.The Toxic Heavy Metal Residues. 35.The Aflatoxins. 38.The Pesticides and Dioxins. 38.The Common Physical Hazards. 39.Check List for Audit/Internal Audit. 40.
Author: Jeremy W. Stranks
Publisher: Thorogood Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
We currently live in an increasingly litigious society, and the legal and practical risks associated with food safety are becoming complex and significant areas of concern for health officers and food business owners. This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the field of study, fully up-to-date with all the latest developments in UK and European legislation. With an extensive topic-by-topic index format, this book will prove an accessible source of reference for all food-related queries. The author explains how best to conform to regulations and offers relevant practical advice under each topic heading.
With the world’s growing population, the provision of a safe, nutritious and wholesome food supply for all has become a major challenge. To achieve this, effective risk management based on sound science and unbiased information is required by all stakeholders, including the food industry, governments and consumers themselves. In addition, the globalization of the food supply requires the harmonization of policies and standards based on a common understanding of food safety among authorities in countries around the world. With some 280 chapters, the Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides unbiased and concise overviews which form in total a comprehensive coverage of a broad range of food safety topics, which may be grouped under the following general categories: History and basic sciences that support food safety; Foodborne diseases, including surveillance and investigation; Foodborne hazards, including microbiological and chemical agents; Substances added to food, both directly and indirectly; Food technologies, including the latest developments; Food commodities, including their potential hazards and controls; Food safety management systems, including their elements and the roles of stakeholders. The Encyclopedia provides a platform for experts from the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment to share and learn from state-of-the art expertise with the rest of the food safety community. Assembled with the objective of facilitating the work of those working in the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment - this work covers the entire spectrum of food safety topics into one comprehensive reference work The Editors have made every effort to ensure that this work meets strict quality and pedagogical thresholds such as: contributions by the foremost authorities in their fields; unbiased and concise overviews on a multitude of food safety subjects; references for further information, and specialized and general definitions for food safety terminology In maintaining confidence in the safety of the food supply, sound scientific information is key to effectively and efficiently assessing, managing and communicating on food safety risks. Yet, professionals and other specialists working in this multidisciplinary field are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with developments outside their immediate areas of expertise. This single source of concise, reliable and authoritative information on food safety has, more than ever, become a necessity
Author: P.R. Hayes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Food microbiology is a fascinating and challenging science. It is also very demanding with a constantly changing sea of guidelines, regulations and equip ment. Public concerns over food safety issues can overemphasize certain risks and detract from the normal hygienic practice of food manufacturers. This new edition aims to update anyone concerned with the hygienic production of food on key issues of HACCP, food microbiology and the methods of microbe detection. I have taken a 'crystal ball' approach to certain topics. The use of rapid techniques such as lux gene technology and polymerase chain reaction (DNA probes) are progressing so rapidly in the research laboratory that when this book is in print the techniques may be more readily available. New methods for investigating viral gastroenteritis due to small round structured viruses (SRSV) have been developed past the 'research' stage and may become more standard in the next few years. Undoubtedly this will alter our understanding of the prevalence of viral food poisoning. I have also included issues such as new variant CJD (associated with BSE infected cattle) which at the time of writing has only caused the deaths of 20 people, but due to the uncertain incubation time could be a far more serious problem. In the UK there has been a much publicised outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 which has resulted in a government inquiry and the recommenda tion of the generic HACCP approach. Hence this approach to HACCP imple mentation has been included.
Increasing public demand for adequate and safe food supply has led to extensive development in the field of plant-animal production, food processing, quality and safety procedures, food analysis and control and regulations. However, safety of food can only be guaranteed by the integration of control systems in the complete food chain "from stable to table".This book covers the total agri-food chain. The first section includes a chapter giving a clear overview of the food production chain, followed by chapters about distinct safety risk factors (biological, chemical, physical and others) occuring in the agri-food chain. The third section deals with various systems to handle these risk factors. It includes a chapter on the various quality assurance systems, a detailed chapter on HACCP, as well as on risk management, modelling of safety, and tracking and tracing. The last section includes chapters on the different stakeholders (consumer, legislation, ethics) that are concerned with food safety.The book is aimed at supporting educational programmes on safety in agri-food chains in higher education and at the academic level. It can also be used as a handbook in food industry and agri-business.
Author: Naomi Rees
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2000-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Demands for safe food, against a background of increasing trade, are making international controls on food safety essential. Agreements on how to control the safety of food to meet these needs are now in place among the major trading blocks, particularly in Europe and in the USA, and more recently, in Australia. This book also describes progress in areas such as systematically reviewing risk from food, developing national infrastructures to enforce standards and growing input from consumer groups and others, including economists, to the debate on how to set international food standards. Discussed in-depth is the effort to achieve global standards for food safety under the auspices of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
Author: Jim McLauchlin
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-06-29
This unique textbook takes a holistic approach to food poisoning and food hygiene, explaining in clear and non-technical language the causes of food poisoning with practical examples from 'real-life' outbreaks. Now in its seventh edition, the book retains its longstanding clarity, while being completely revised and updated by a new team of editors and contributing authors. Hobbs' Food Poisoning and Food Hygiene gives the reader a practical and general introduction to the relevant micro-organisms that affect food in relation to food safety and foodborne illness. Emphasis is given to the main aspects of hygiene necessary for the production, preparation, sale and service of safe food. Information about the behaviour of microbiological agents in various foods, their ability to produce toxins and the means by which harmful organisms reach food is applied to manufacture and retail procedures, and to equipment and kitchen design. For the first time the book includes coverage of waterborne infections and sewage and, through judicious selection of case examples, indicates the global nature of food and water hygiene today. The contribution of different professional groups to the control of food- and waterborne organisms is also recognized. This book remains an essential course text for students and lecturers dealing with food science, public health, microbiology, environmental health and the food service industry. It also serves as an invaluable handbook for professionals within the food industry, investigators, researchers in higher education and those in the retail trade.
Author: Peter Wareing
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic method to identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards. Since its initial development in the 1960s, HACCP has been increasingly used at every stage of the food chain. In many countries, it is a legal requirement for all food business operators to have some form of hazard analysis based on this system, and so there has been a growing interest in all aspects of HACCP.. Leatherhead Food Research has, for many years now, offered a comprehensive food safety training programme. These training courses are now going to be complemented with the first in a series of food safety publications. This guide is designed as an easy-to-use reference book to help all staff implement a thorough HACCP plan into their industry. A good understanding of HACCP is essential right across the board, from team leaders, production and engineering staff, and supervisors to those working the line including CCP monitors. The book contains detailed descriptions of all the basic information required to undertake a HACCP study. In addition to this, the book has been designed to allow photocopying of certain figures, tables and workflow diagrams. This publication has been designed as a practical user-friendly guide to HACCP, and is intended to be used as a reference back in the factory. It can be used as an introduction to the basics for those who have never received HACCP training or as a checklist for those who are already using HACCP on a daily basis.
Chemical food safety deals with all aspects of chemical risks in the food chain, predominantly with the biologically active components of food, additives, contaminants and their toxicology. Preventing the contamination of food with problematic chemical compounds requires a thorough understanding of how compounds enter and pass through the food production process, in addition to toxicology and risk management. Chemical Food Safety covers the underlying principles and applied science required to understand, analyse and take professional action on food safety problems and questions that call for interventions at a local, national or international level. The text follows food contaminants through the production and processing of plant, fungal, algal and animal foods, including oral exposure and intestinal absorption. Risk assessment is explained in the context of targeted future risk management and risk communication, with a view to assessing, managing and communicating risk in the food chain.Chemical Food Safety is ideal for higher level students as well as those working in the food production industry, consultants and national food authorities.
The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs. Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter
This practical guide demystifies health and safety in early years settings with a step-by-step guide to the law, compliance and practical application. Bringing together health and safety legislation and the welfare requirements within the revised Early Years Foundation Stage 2012, it successfully integrates health and safety within the EYFS. Including information taught on a variety of courses accredited by CACHE and BTEC, references to EYFS and Health and Safety legislation, specific guidance for childminders and audit tools for evaluation, it can be referred to as needs arise or used as an aid to inspection. This book is for all staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) or environmental health. It will be useful for auditing, improving standards and preparing for inspection and it offers a clear outline of responsibilities within the legislative framework. It could also be used for in-house training or workshops.