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ILSI releases comprehensive new book on food safety

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has announced the release of a new book, Current Knowledge on Food Safety: A Risk-Based Approach in the Food Chain, which presents an exposure-oriented approach to risk assessment and management of food contamination at critical stages of production.

“The ILSI Consortium is delighted to support all those in these important fields – from students to experts – to enhance their work and research for the benefit of the public,” said Dr. Stéphane Vidry of ILSI Global executive Director. “Enhancing food safety and public health is one of ILSI’s key values, and in this new book it is still alive and well.”

This book aims to improve the reliability of food safety assessments predictability, predictability, and relevance, and their communication challenges to protect public health.

This book includes 72 chapters contributed by more than 110 authors. Conceptually modeled on the ILSI book “Present Knowledge in Nutrition,” the book covers emerging science in the risk assessment paradigm as applied to chemical, physical, and microbiological safety issues.

Published by Elsevier, this new book presents information on:

  • Innovative technologies such as nanotechnology, genetic modification and cloning .
  • Advances in pathogen risk assessment through novel real-time molecular biology techniques, biomarkers, drug resistance measurements, and intercellular communication in the gut.
  • The role of the microbiome and the use of alternatives, especially viruses.

This book is intended to be a first-line resource for experts, researchers, academics, teachers, graduate and graduate students in the fields of food science, toxicology, Microbiology, chemistry, medicine, public health and related fields.

This book can be purchased here.

About ILSI

With 10 entities around the world, ILSI is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and protects the environment. For more than 40 years, ILSI has encouraged multidisciplinary, multisectoral research and international collaborations to best address complex scientific and health problems. Learn more on their website.

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