Foodborne disease is a widespread and ever-increasing public health problem, affecting developed and developing countries worldwide. Highly publicized outbreaks of foodborne infections and intoxications in recent years have heightened public awareness of this threat, so now more than ever it is necessary to understand the principles and impact of foodborne diseases.
This second edition of Foodborne Diseases deals with four aspects of the topic: Principles, Infections, Intoxications and Prevention - in an easy-to-read style. Chapters are clearly illustrated with an increased number of diagrams and tables, and the work is extensively indexed for use as a desk reference. Contributing authors are from America, Canada, Europe and Japan, and this work should serve as a reference to anyone with concerns about the global impact of foodborne diseases.