Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Salmonella - Distribution, Adaptation, Control Measures and Molecular Technologies

Edited by Bassam A. Annous and Joshua B. Gurtler, ISBN 978-953-51-0661-6, 504 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 18, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2470

The discovery of Salmonella in swine in 1885 marked the beginning of intense efforts to control salmonellae that have continued for the past 127 years. The majority of foodborne outbreaks are caused by only a few of the 2500+ known serovars. While progress has been made on many fronts, salmonellosis has yet to be eliminated in either developed or in developing nations. This work represents the collective contributions of authors from all around the world. Chapters in this book address a wide array of topics related to understanding and controlling this pathogen, including: Salmonella as studied in the environment, air and in food products; virulence and pathogenicity; control by bacteriophages and other antimicrobials; bacterial adaptation; etc.

Dr. Bassam Annous

U.S. Department of AGriculture, United States of America

Dr. Bassam A. Annous is a Research Microbiologist at the USDA – ARS – Eastern Regional Research Center, in Wyndmoor, PA. He earned a B.S. and a M.S. from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His research experience has been in the areas of microbial food safety, food science, food engineering, and microbial biotechnology. He has designed and validated novel thermal and non-thermal surface pasteurization technologies capable of reaching and inactivating human pathogens attached to inaccessible sites within biofilms on produce surfaces. He has authored 60+ peer-reviewed publications, review articles, and book chapters. He presented 40+ invited talks at scientific meetings and universities in USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. He served by invitation as an expert on three Food Safety and Security panels convened by FAO and WHO of the United Nations.

Experience

Education

  • 1968 – 1975

    Makasid, Beirut

  • 1980 - 1982

    Agriculture, American University of Beirut, Beirut

    Food Science

  • 1975 - 1979

    Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut

    Biology - Chemistry

  • 1983 – 1991

    Agriculture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana

    Food Science

Edited Books

  • Salmonella - Distribution, Adaptation, Control Measures and Molecular Technologies

    The discovery of Salmonella in swine in 1885 marked the beginning of intense efforts to control salmonellae that have continued for the past 127 years. The majority of foodborne outbreaks are caused by only a few of the 2500+ known serovars. While progress has been made on many fronts, salmonellosis has yet to be eliminated in either developed or in developing nations. This work represents the collective contributions of authors from all around the world. Chapters in this book address a wide array of topics related to understanding and controlling this pathogen, including: Salmonella as studied in the environment, air and in food products; virulence and pathogenicity; control by bacteriophages and other antimicrobials; bacterial adaptation; etc.