Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Significance, Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases

Edited by Hussaini Makun

Federal University of Technology Minna

Food-borne diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is estimated that about 2.2 million people die yearly due to food and water contamination. Food safety and consequently food security are therefore of immense importance to public health, international trade and world economy. This book, which has 10 chapters, provides information on the incidence, health implications and effective prevention and control strategies of food-related diseases. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and researchers in the fields of life sciences, medicine, agriculture, food science and technology, trade and economics. Policy makers and food regulatory officers will also find it useful in the course of their duties.

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Significance, Prevention and Control of Food Related DiseasesEdited by Hussaini Makun

Published: April 13th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60612

ISBN: 978-953-51-2277-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4203-4

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

31153 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Food Safety – Problems and Solutions

By Aslı Uçar, Mustafa Volkan Yilmaz and Funda Pınar Çakıroğlu


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2. Risk Factors Influencing Microbial Contamination in Food Service Centers

By Antonio Valero, Magdevis-Yanet Rodríguez, Guiomar Denisse Posada-Izquierdo, Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, Elena Carrasco and Rosa Maria García-Gimeno


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3. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Food Poisoning in Africa

By Ntambwe Malangu


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4. Potential Exposure and Risk Associated with Metal Contamination in Foods

By Luciana M. Coelho, Diego R. Pessoa, Kênia M. Oliveira, Priscila A.R. de Sousa, Lícia A. da Silva and Nívia M.M. Coelho


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5. Technologies for Detecting Botulinum Neurotoxins in Biological and Environmental Matrices

By Luisa W. Cheng, Kirkwood M. Land, Christina Tam, David L. Brandon and Larry H. Stanker


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6. Cholera – Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

By Saulat Jahan


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7. Staphylococcal Food Poisoning and Novel Perspectives in Food Safety

By Zhenbo Xu, Brian M. Peters, Bing Li, Lin Li and Mark E. Shirtliff


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8. Toxoplasma gondii in Meat for Human Consumption – A Brief Review of the Most Described Strategies for Its Detection and Quantification

By G.F. Dzib Paredes, A. Ortega-Pacheco, J.A. Rosado-Aguilar, K.Y. Acosta-Viana, E. Guzmán -Marín and M. Jiménez-Coello


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9. Spread and Control of Prion Diseases in the Food and Feed Chains

By Qinchun Rao and Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh


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10. Herbal Extracts – Possibility of Preventing Food-Borne Infection

By Biljana Damjanović-Vratnica


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