Status and Projections for Foods Imported into the United States -- Food Safety Regulations Applicable to Imported Foods -- Outbreaks of Food-Borne Diseases Related to the International Food Trade -- Animal and Human Waste as Vehicles for Cross-Contamination of Imported Foods -- Sanitation and Hygiene Deficiencies as Contributing Factors in Contamination of Imported Foods -- Antimicrobial-Resistant Food-Borne Pathogens in Imported Food -- Mycotoxin Contamination of Foods from around the World -- Role of Programs Designed To Improve the Microbiological Safety of Imported Food -- Summary and Perspective of the Impact of Imported Foods on the Microbiological Safety of the United States' Food Supply.
Food safety concerns have become a crucial public health issue. Perhaps most alarming of these is the questionable safety of many imported foods. As the market for food becomes increasingly global and our population clamors for more fresh produce and uncooked ready-to-eat foods, the microbiological risks of imported food have dramatically increased. This volume describes the problems with imported foods and suggests specific programs to improve the monitoring and safety of imported foods.
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