Microorganisms in Foods 8

Use of Data for Assessing Process Control and Product Acceptance

Authors: International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)

  • Contains wealth of information on food microbiology and food safety
  • Provides guidance on the appropriate testing of food processing environments
  • Presents ways to improve the microbiological safety of food
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Continuing the ICMSF series, Microorganisms in Foods 8provides practical guidance on appropriate testing of food processing environments, processing lines, shelf life and finished product to enhance the safety and microbiological quality of the food supply. Part I, Principles of Using Data in Microbial Control, summarizes the principles of Microorganisms in Foods 7: Microbiological Testing in Food Safety Management (2002), which illustrates how HACCP and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) provide greater assurance of safety than microbiological testing, and also identifies circumstances where microbiological testing may play a useful role. Part II, Applications of Principles to Product Categories, updates and expands Part II of Microorganisms in Foods 2: Sampling for Microbiological Analysis: Principles and Specific Applications (1986) and builds on Microorganisms in Foods 6: Microbial Ecology of Food Commodities (2nd edition, 2005) with recommended tests and specific criteria for 19 food product categories to evaluate the effectiveness of controls.

Microorganisms in Foods 8 is intended for anyone using microbiological testing or engaged in setting microbiological criteria including government, food processors and the customers they supply. This book provides actionable information for food quality assurance professionals, food microbiologists, food technologist, veterinarians, public health workers and regulatory officials. This peer reviewed book was prepared by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF), with assistance from a limited number of consultants. The ICMSF was formed in response to the need for internationally acceptable and authoritative guidance on microbiological limits for foods in international commerce. Currently the membership consists of 17 food microbiologists and public health professionals from eleven countries, drawn from government, universities, and food processing and related industries.

Also available

Microorganisms in Foods 7: Microbiological Testing in Food Safety Management, 2002 (978-0-306-47262-6)

Microorganisms in Foods 6: Microbial Ecology of Food Commodities, 2nd edition 2005 (978-1-4419-3465-9)

Microorganisms in Foods 5: Characteristics of Microbial Pathogens, 1996 (978-0-412-47350-0)

Reviews

"Microorganisms in Foods 8 is a virtual gold mine for all who wish to make themselves familiar with current approaches and policy of microbial food safety, or to update their knowledge on the subject...The ICMSF has established itself as a leading source of independent and impartial scientific advice to international standard setting bodies and national governments and industry. [Microorganisms in Foods 8] is a noble piece of work, which adds to this reputation."

-Niels Skovgaard, International Journal of Food Microbiology

"A...reference book that I believe should be in every food processor's library."

-Ron Wasik, President of RJW Consulting Canada, Ltd.


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Utility of Microbiological Testing for Safety and Quality

    Swanson, Katherine MJ

    Pages 3-11

  • Validation of Control Measures

    Swanson, Katherine MJ

    Pages 13-32

  • Verification of Process Control

    Swanson, Katherine MJ

    Pages 33-40

  • Verification of Environmental Control

    Swanson, Katherine MJ

    Pages 41-45

  • Corrective Actions to Reestablish Control

    Swanson, Katherine MJ

    Pages 47-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microorganisms in Foods 8
Book Subtitle
Use of Data for Assessing Process Control and Product Acceptance
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9374-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9374-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9373-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7815-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 400
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics