Microbiological Analysis of Food and Water

Author: N.F. Lightfoot
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080536514
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With the help of leading Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) microbiology specialists in Europe, a complete set of guidelines on how to start and implement a quality system in a microbiological laboratory has been prepared, supported by the European Commission through the Measurement and Testing Programme. The working group included food and water microbiologists from various testing laboratories, universities and industry, as well as statisticians and QA and QC specialists in chemistry. This book contains the outcome of their work. It has been written with the express objective of using simple but accurate wording so as to be accessible to all microbiology laboratory staff. To facilitate reading, the more specialized items, in particular some statistical treatments, have been added as an annex to the book. All QA and QC tools mentioned within these guidelines have been developed and applied by the authors in their own laboratories. All aspects dealing with reference materials and interlaboratory studies have been taken in a large part from the projects conducted within the BCR and Measurement and Testing Programmes of the European Commission. With so many different quality control procedures, their introduction in a laboratory would appear to be a formidable task. The authors recognize that each laboratory manager will choose the most appropriate procedures, depending on the type and size of the laboratory in question. Accreditation bodies will not expect the introduction of all measures, only those that are appropriate for a particular laboratory. Features of this book: • Gives all quality assurance and control measures to be taken, from sampling to expression of results • Provides practical aspects of quality control to be applied both for the analyst and top management • Describes the use of reference materials for statistical control of methods and use of certified reference materials (including statistical tools).

Rapid and On Line Instrumentation for Food Quality Assurance

Author: I Tothill
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855737108
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many measurements of product and process characteristics have traditionally been 'off-line', involving removing the product and taking it to a quality control laboratory for analysis over a period of hours or even days. However, the development of faster, more automated methods of production, and the shift to more proactive quality and safety management systems such as HACCP, has forced the food industry to look for more rapid methods with the potential for continuous, real-time measurement of products and processes. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this important collection summarises key developments in this growing field. Part one reviews the emergence of new methods for analysing food safety. It includes chapters on the detection of foreign bodies, other contaminants such as toxins, pesticides, dioxins and veterinary residues, and rapid methods for detecting pathogenic and spoilage bacteria. Part two discusses the measurement of product quality. There are chapters on analysing ingredients such as additives and micronutrients, genetically-modified organisms and added water. A number of chapters discuss methods for analysing food composition, and the use of electronic noses to monitor food quality. A final chapter reviews ways of integrating such measurements into effective process control. Rapid and on-line instrumentation for food quality assurance provides a benchmark of good practice in this important field, and will be a valuable reference for the food industry. Summarises key developments in the growing field of food quality assurance, focussing on rapid and on-line instrumentation Includes chapters on the detection of foreign bodies, pathogenic and spoilage bacteria and other contaminants such as toxins, pesticides, dioxins and veterinary residues Discusses the measurement of product quality and analyses ingredients such as additives and micronutrients, genetically-modified organisms and added water

Practical Food Microbiology

Author: Diane Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470757485
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The main approaches to the investigation of food microbiology in the laboratory are expertly presented in this, the third edition of the highly practical and well-established manual. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the latest legislation and technological advances in food microbiology, and offers a step-by-step guide to the practical microbiological examination of food in relation to public health problems. It provides ‘tried and tested’ standardized procedures for official control laboratories and those wishing to provide a competitive and reliable food examination service. The Editors are well respected, both nationally and internationally, with over 20 years of experience in the field of public health microbiology, and have been involved in the development of food testing methods and microbiological criteria. The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) has provided microbiological advice and scientific expertise in the examination of food samples for more than half a century. The third edition of Practical Food Microbiology: Includes a rapid reference guide to key microbiological tests for specific foods Relates microbiological assessment to current legislation and sampling plans Includes the role of new approaches, such as chromogenic media and phage testing Discusses both the theory and methodology of food microbiology Covers new ISO, CEN and BSI standards for food examination Includes safety notes and hints in the methods

The Microbiological Quality of Food

Author: Antonio Bevilacqua
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081005032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Microbiological Quality of Food: Foodborne Spoilers specifically addresses the role of spoilers in food technology and how they affect the quality of food. Food spoilers represent a great challenge in food quality, determining the shelf-life of many products as they impact consumer acceptability of taste, texture, aroma, and other perceptions. Divided into four sections, the first section defines microbial spoilage of food, with special emphasis on methods for the evaluation of spoiling phenomena and the status of their regulatory framework, examining both existing regulations and possible gaps. The second section examines spoiling microorganisms, covering a range of common spoilage microorganisms, including pseudomonas, yeasts, and molds and spore formers, as well as less-common spoilers, including lactic acid bacteria and specific spoilage organisms in fish. The third section highlights spoiling phenomena within certain food types. Chapters cover dairy, fish, meat, and vegetables, and other products. The final section investigates emerging topics which point to future trends in the research of food spoilers. There is insight into microorganisms resistant to preservation, the role of biofilms in food quality, and the link between food safety and food spoilage, with a special emphasis on certain spoiling microorganisms which could be opportunistic pathogens. Written by an international team of leading authors, this book provides state-of-the-art coverage of this topic, which is essential to the shelf-life and quality of food. Provides in-depth coverage of the different spoilers which cause the deterioration of foods, including less common spoilers not covered in other publications Includes dedicated chapters covering the spoilage of specific products, making this book ideal for those working in the food industry Presents a framework for future research in the area of foodborne spoilers

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Author: Tim Sandle
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081000448
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Essentials for Quality Assurance and Quality Control presents that latest information on protecting pharmaceutical and healthcare products from spoilage by microorganisms, and protecting patients and consumers. With both sterile and non-sterile products, the effects can range from discoloration to the potential for fatality. The book provides an overview of the function of the pharmaceutical microbiologist and what they need to know, from regulatory filing and GMP, to laboratory design and management, and compendia tests and risk assessment tools and techniques. These key aspects are discussed through a series of dedicated chapters, with topics covering auditing, validation, data analysis, bioburden, toxins, microbial identification, culture media, and contamination control. Contains the applications of pharmaceutical microbiology in sterile and non-sterile products Presents the practical aspects of pharmaceutical microbiology testing Provides contamination control risks and remediation strategies, along with rapid microbiological methods Includes bioburden, endotoxin, and specific microbial risks Highlights relevant case studies and risk assessment scenarios

Quality in the Food Analysis Laboratory

Author: Roger Wood
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854045662
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Annotation Quality in the Food Analysis Laboratory explains the procedures that a food analysis lab must consider to meet fit-for-purpose requirements in analytical data to ensure the necessary quality standards. The authors consider the need to introduce quality assurance, different quality models, and legal issues. They discuss specific aspects of laboratory practice and particular areas of accreditation that may cause problems for analytical laboratories.

Molecular Microbial Diagnostic Methods

Author: Nigel Cook
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124171702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Molecular Microbial Diagnostic Methods: Pathways to Implementation for the Food and Water Industry was developed by recognized and experienced highlevel scientists. It’s a comprehensive and detailed reference that uncovers industry needs for the use of molecular methods by providing a brief history of water and food analysis for the pathogens of concern. It also describes the potential impact of current and cutting-edge molecular methods. This book discusses the advantages of the implementation of molecular methods, describes information on when and how to use specific methods, and presents why one should utilize them for pathogen detection in the routine laboratory. The content is also pertinent for anyone carrying out microbiological analysis at the research level, and for scientists developing methods, as it focuses on the requirements of end-users. Includes information on how to introduce and implement molecular methods for routine monitoring in food and water laboratories Discusses the importance of robust validation of molecular methods as alternatives to existing standard methods to help ensure the production of defendable results Highlights potential issues with respect to successful implementation of these methods

Water Analysis

Author: Wilhelm Fresenius
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642726100
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In addition to detailed instructions for sampling and immediate analysis, the book provides a concise presentation of both the theoretical background and data evaluation. The analytical methods thus presented can just as easily be applied using simple equipment as well as in the modern laboratory. The book is a bench-top laboratory manual and as such can be used for instruction in laboratory staff training programs. It treats the analysis of organic and inorganic compounds while also dealing with microbiological problems associated with the guidelines for waste, surface and ground water, as well as drinking water quality.

Water Quality

Author: Fewtrel L.
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 924154533X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The quality of water, whether it is used for drinking, irrigation or recreational purposes, is significant for health in both developing and developed countries worldwide. This book is based on a programme of work undertaken by an international group of experts during 1999-2001. The aim was to develop a harmonised framework of effective and affordable guidelines and standards to improve the risk assessment and management of water-related microbial hazards. This book will be useful to all those concerned with issues relating to microbial water quality and health, including environmental and public health scientists, water scientists, policy makers and those responsible for developing standards and regulations.