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Food Safety

See also: Nutrition

Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania


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Ferrières, Madeleine
Sacred Cow, Mad Cow: a History of Food Fears
RC622.F47613 2005
Madeleine Ferrières demonstrates that food fears have been inspired not only by safety concerns but also by cultural, political, and religious prejudices. See other titles in this series Arts and Traditions of the Table.
Fox, Nicols
Spoiled: The Dangerous Truth about a Food Chain Gone Haywire
RA601.5.F68 1997
Journalist Fox chronicles the increase in deadly foodborne diseases as food is shipped further and becomes a product of industrial agriculture.
Perrett, Heli
Safe Food Handbook: How to Make Smart Choices about Risky Food
TX531.P39 2011x
The Safe Food Handbook covers seafood, eggs and egg products, dairy, legumes, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, grains, nuts, herbs, and spices, addressing consumer concerns about bacteria, hormones, additives, chemicals, antibiotics, toxins, irradiation, and even wax on produce.
Scott, Elizabeth
How to Prevent Food Poisoning: A Practical Guide to Safe Cooking, Eating, and Food Handling
TX537.S38 1998
How to: be sure the food you're buying is safe; prevent food contamination in your home; transport and store food properly -- including leftovers; eat safely in restaurants; reduce germs in the kitchen.
Satin, Morton
Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety
RA601.5.S28 2008
Satin lists the most important pathogens associated with each food type and illustrates them with medical histories.
Satin, Morton
Food Irradiation: A Guidebook
TP371.8.S28 1996
Satin (Director, Agricultural Services, United Nations Division of Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome) argues in favor of food irradiation's practicality as a tool to prevent foodborne disease, suggesting a negotiated option between the pro and con camps that offers consumers a shelf choice.
Waltner-Toews, David
Food, Sex, and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick
RC143.W35 2008x
Veterinary epidemiologist and ecosystem health specialist Waltner-Toews explores the global patterns of foodborne disease and the changes in climate, culture, agriculture, and trade that have led to the emergence of new diseases and epidemics.


Buying and Storing Food Safely with Helen Highwaters
(DVD) TX537.B89 2000x
Fictional character Helen Highwaters takes a look at the issue of food safety by covering topics such as purchasing the best and healthiest food at the supermarket, safely transporting it home, and storing and refrigerating it safely.
Just the Facts: Food Safety
(DVD) TX531.J873 2007x
Presents instruction on safe food preparation, clean-up, and storage. Discusses food-borne illness.

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Last updated January 25, 2013