Case Studies in Food Safety and Environmental Health

  • Peter Ho
  • Maria Margarida Cortez Vieira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Specific Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Semih Otles
      Pages 3-9
    3. Carmen Socaciu, Andreea Stănilă
      Pages 11-19
    4. Antonis Skilourakis, Elefteria Psillakis
      Pages 21-27
    5. Paul Gibbs
      Pages 29-32
    6. Panagiotis Skandamis, Antonia Gounadaki
      Pages 33-39
  3. Historical perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Victoria Ferragut
      Pages 43-51
    3. Cecilia Hodúr, Zsuzsanna Lászlķ, Zsuzsa Hovorka Horváth
      Pages 53-56
    4. Laura Bigliardi, Giuliano Sansebastiano
      Pages 57-60
    5. Riitta Maijala
      Pages 61-65
  4. Research-based

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jelena Zagorska, Inga Ciproviča, Daina Kārklina
      Pages 75-79
    3. Risto Tanner, Erge Tedersoo
      Pages 81-84
    4. Mihaela Avram, Mona Elena Popa, Petru Nicultita, Nastasia Belc
      Pages 85-90
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 91-93

About this book


The ISEKI-Food book series is a collection where various aspects of food safety and environmental issues are introduced and reviewed by scientists specializing in the field. In all of the books a special emphasis is placed on including case studies applicable to each specific topic. The books are intended for graduate students and senior level undergraduate students as well as professionals and researchers interested in food safety and environmental issues applicable to food safety.

"ISEKI-Food" is an acronym for "Integrating Safety and Environmental Knowledge Into Food Studies". Participants in the ISEKI-Food network, coordinated by Professor Cristina Silva at The Catholic University of Portugal, come from 29 countries in Europe and most of the institutes and universities involved with Food Science education at the university level in Europe are represented. Some international companies and non teaching institutions have also participated in the network. The main objectives of ISEKI-Food are to improve the harmonization of studies in food science and engineering in Europe and to develop and adapt food science curricula emphasizing the inclusion of safety and environmental topics.

Case Studies in Food Safety and Environmental Health, the sixth volume of the ISEKI-Food book series, presents food safety concepts and issues in a practical and applied framework for use in the classroom.

The book is divided into three main sections:

  • microbial food safety
  • chemical residues and contaminants
  • risk assessment and food legislation

These sections can be used individually or together as a series to discuss a range of food safety issues. Section One covers specific food safety issues such as acrylamide, nitrate contamination, residual pesticides, Clostridium botulinum, and botulism. Section Two discusses the historical perspective of food safety issues. Section Three looks at food safety from the standpoint of the researcher: examining food safety issues at hand while figuring out how to approach their investigation. Each chapter has a summary of the issues discussed, objectives, and discussion questions focused on the major issues and other relevant factors.

About the Editors

Margarida Vieira is an associate professor at the University of Algarve's School of Technology.

Peter Ho  is an assistant professor  at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo's School of Technology and Management. 

About the Series Editor

Kristberg Kristbergsson is Professor of Food Science at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Iceland, Iceland.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Ho
    • 1
  • Maria Margarida Cortez Vieira
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Politecnico de Viana do CasteloEscola Superior de Tecnologia e GestaoViana do CasteloPortugal
  2. 2.Dept. Escolar Superior TecnologiaUniversidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal

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