Food Safety and Toxicology (Hardcover)
Food contains nutritional substances that are necessary for the development, upkeep, and repair of body tissues as well as the control of vital processes. Therefore, it is essential to consume safe foods, which can be ensured by practicing food safety. The practice of preparing, handling, and storing food in such a way that minimizes the risk of individuals becoming ill from foodborne illnesses is called food safety. Issues related to food safety arise from pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, which cause food intoxication or poisoning. Toxicology is the scientific study of the harmful effects of chemicals on living organisms. It also involves diagnosing and treating conditions that occur as a result of exposure to toxins and toxicants. In the field of toxicology, the main focus remains on determining the safety of the food by carrying out a detailed research on the effects of toxins. This book explores all the important aspects of food safety and toxicology in the present day scenario. It consists of contributions made by international experts. The book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.