Microbiology Society’s World Food Safety Day Collection
07 June 2019
To coincide with the first-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2019, the Microbiology Society has put together a mini-collection of recently published content in this area from across its journals.
World Food Safety Day has been introduced by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the importance of food safety worldwide, to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks.
With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting the vulnerable.
Food safety can be defined as the absence (or safe, acceptable levels) of food-borne hazards such as bacteria, viruses or pesticide residues, in food that may harm the health of consumers. Food safety has a critical role in assuring that food stays safe at every stage of the food chain - from production to harvest, processing, storage, distribution, all the way to preparation and consumption.
This collection includes:
- a Microbe Profile on Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne bacterial pathogen (Javier Pizarro-Cerdá and Pascale Cossart);
- a review From food to cell: nutrient exploitation strategies of enteropathogens (Lena Staib and Thilo M. Fuchs);
- an article presenting the LiSEQ ( Listeria SEQuencing) project whole-genome sequencing of a cross-sectional survey of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods and human clinical cases in Europe (Timothy J. Dallman et al.).
You can read the full collection online now.
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