Continuing this excellent series, Microorganisms in Foods 7 describes the role of microbiological testing in modern food safety management systems. It explores how risk assessment and risk management can be used to establish goals - known as "tolerable levels of risk" or "food safety objectives" - for use in controlling food borne illness. It also provides guidelines for establishing effective management systems to control specific hazards in foods.
Describing the respective roles of industry and government it recognizes that it is through their collective actions that effective food safety systems are developed and verified, and will help countries determine whether imported foods have been produced with an equivalent level of protection.
This groundbreaking book will be of interest to food microbiologists, researchers, and others in the food industry, regulatory agencies and academia worldwide.
The information has been prepared by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF). The ICMSF was formed in response to the need for internationally acceptable and authoritative decisions on microbiological limits for foods mov
Introduction.- 1. Microbiological Hazards and Their Control.- 2. Evaluating Risks and Establishing Food Safety Objectives.- 3. Meeting the FSO Through Control Measures.- 4. Selection and Use of Acceptance Criteria.- 5. Establishment of Microbiological Criteria for Lot Acceptance.- 6. Concepts of Probability and Principles of Sampling.- 7. Sampling Plans.- 8. Selection of Cases and Attributes Plans.- 9. Tightened, Reduced, and Investigational Sampling.- 10. Experience in the Use of Two-Class Attributes Plans for Lot Acceptance.- 11. Sampling to Assess Control of the Environment.- 12. Sampling, Sample Handling, and Sample Analysis.- 13. Process Control.- 14. Aflatoxins and Peanuts.- 15. Salmonella in Dried Milk.- 16. Listeria Monocytogenes in Cooked Sausage (Frankfurters).- 17. E. Coli O157:H7 in Frozen Raw Ground Beef Patties.- Index.