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Food-borne illnesses

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Food-borne pathogens are everywhere, and sometime simple hand washing is not enough to thwart them. Contributors examine the food-borne threat of bioterrorism as well as the common disease-producers found in every kitchen.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737713348 9780737713343 0737713356 9780737713350
OCLC Number: 53138758
Description: 80 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Food-borne illnesses: an overview / Rick Linsk and Gita Sitaramiah --
Mad cow disease is a threat to American meat / Peter Lurie --
Threat of mad cow disease in the United States has been exaggerated / Abigail Trafford --
America's food supply is threatened by terrorism / Katrina Woznicki --
Food-borne illnesses are declining in the United States / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --
Food-borne illnesses are a threat to Europe / World Health Organization --
Food-borne illnesses are costly / Economic Research Service --
Genetically modified food causes food-borne illnesses / Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology --
Genetically modified foods do not cause food-borne illnesses / AgBiotechNet --
Irradiation helps improve food safety / Randall Lutter --
Food irradiation is dangerous and ineffective / John M. LaForge --
Federal inspection makes America's meat safe / Kerri B. Harris --
Federal inspection does not adequately ensure meat safety / Eric Schlosser --
Private inspection would improve meat safety / E.C. Pasour Jr. --
Too much responsibility for food safety is placed on consumers / Sandra B. Eskin ... [et al.].
Series Title: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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Food-borne pathogens are everywhere, and sometime simple hand washing is not enough to thwart them. Contributors examine the food-borne threat of bioterrorism as well as the common disease-producers found in every kitchen.

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