Seafood Safety and Quality continues to be a major public health issue and its importance has escalated to unprecedented levels in recent years. In this book, major seafood borne diseases and key safety issues are reviewed. In addition, emerging microbial agents, fish toxins and other contaminants including heavy metal; allergy, water safety and related topics are discussed. It also addresses the challenges faced by both developed and developing countries to ensure seafood safety in new seafood products and processing technologies, seafood trade, safety of foods derived from biotechnology, microbiological risks, emergence of new and antibioticresistant pathogens, particularly from emerging pathogens, directing research to areas of high-risk, focus intervention and establishment of target risk levels and target diseases or pathogens. The book serves as a comprehensive resource on the seafood borne diseases and a wide variety of responsible etiologic agents, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, seafood toxins, and environmental toxins. It has been written in a simple manner and should promote the efforts of the scientific community to deliver safe seafood for a better health and environment.
Md. Latiful Bari is a well-known food safety researcher in Asia, and Koji Yamazaki is a famous Professor of Faculty of Fisheries Sciences at Hokkaido University, Japan. Both have many years' experience of teaching food/fish microbiology to university students, to professionals within the seafood industry and to personnel working in government regulatory bodies. The book is essential reading for all those studying fish science, technology and seafood microbiology. It is also a valuable resource for government and seafood company regulatory personnel, quality control officers, public health inspectors, environmental health officers, food scientists, technologists and microbiologists.