Food Safety and Quality Control

  • Title : Food Safety and Quality Control
  • Author : Pulkit Mathur
  • ISBN 13 : 9789352873791
  • Year : 2018
  • MRP : Rs 495
  • Selling Price : Rs 426
  • Discount : 14%
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Food is one of our most basic requirements. Access to safe, healthy food is now considered a right, not a privilege. To that effect, several national and international committees have been constituted to ensure food safety. Globalisation has given us access to various kinds of food; however, the increasing use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, increase in the production and consumption of processed foods, and pollution in the environment have impacted the quality of the food we consume. Food Safety and Quality Control presents a comprehensive overview of food safety and discusses the different types of hazards present in food—biological, chemical and physical. The important topics covered in this book are: Presence and growth of microorganisms in food Spoilage and preservation of food Food-borne diseases Contaminants like pesticides, veterinary drug residues, heavy metals, and chemicals in food Food adulteration Laws, regulations and statutory bodies governing food safety Risk analysis and procedures ensuring food safety Quality management Importance of hygiene and sanitation in the food sector Emerging concerns for safety of food A complete handbook on all aspects of food safety, this informative volume discusses both the organised food industry and the small-scale and unorganised sector. It will serve as a core text for undergraduate students of home science, nutrition and hotel management, and will also be useful to professionals in the health and food sectors.