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This book is designed to integrate the basic concepts of food safety with current developments and challenges in food safety and authentication. The first part describes basics of food safety, classification of food toxins, regulation and risk assessment. The second part focuses on particular toxins like mycotoxins, aromatic amines, heavy metals, pesticides, and polycyclic hydrocarbons. Recent developments and improvements in the detection of these contaminants are described. The third part deals with the authenticity and adulteration of food and food products, a topic which affects food trade on a national and international level.
Thanks to a far-sighted band of creative pioneers, and thanks to a very special community intelligence and spirit, the Napa Valley has transformed itself from a sleepy, inward-looking farm and ranching enclave into one of the most prestigious and exciting wine-growing regions in the world. In Appellation Napa Valley, the renowned wine lawyer and industry authority Richard Mendelson takes us inside the legal and commercial struggles that did so much to make the Napa Valley into what it is today. Along the way, he brings us incisive portraits of the men and women who joined hands in common cause and common spirit, igniting a revolution in American wine and food in the process. Enlivened by exquisite maps and drawings from vineyards and cellars, plus a foreword by the celebrated French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, Appellation Napa Valley is a unique keepsake book to be savored and cherished for many years to come.
Originally published in 1919, this book provides a guide to cattle farming and beef production, with an emphasis on the importance of biological science for the future of these areas. The text is comprehensive in scope, putting forward authorial observations gained from 'long and varied experience as a practical farmer and as an investigator and teacher of scientific agriculture'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in animal husbandry, beef production and the history of agriculture.
The federal government requires that most packaged foods carry a standardized label--the Nutrition Facts panel--that provides nutrition information intended to help consumers make healthful choices. In recent years, manufacturers have begun to include additional nutrition messages on their food packages. These messages are commonly referred to as 'front-of-package' (FOP) labeling. As FOP labeling has multiplied, it has become easy for consumers to be confused about critical nutrition information. In considering how FOP labeling should be used as a nutrition education tool in the future, Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake a two-phase study with the IOM on FOP nutrition rating systems and nutrition-related symbols. The Food and Drug Administration is also a sponsor. In Phase 1 of its study, the IOM reviewed current systems and examined the strength and limitations of the nutrition criteria that underlie them. The IOM concludes that it would be useful for FOP labeling to display calorie information and serving sizes in familiar household measures. In addition, as FOP systems may have the greatest benefit if the nutrients displayed are limited to those most closely related to prominent health conditions, FOP labeling should provide information on saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium.
The bottled water industry is the second largest commercial beverage category by volume in the U.S. Nearly all bottled water sold in the US is sourced domestically. Only approximately two percent of the total volume is comprised of imported bottled water. This book evaluates the extent to which FDA regulates and ensures the quality and safety of bottled water, evaluates the extent to which federal and state authorities regulate the accuracy of labels and identifies the environmental and other impacts of bottled water. To address these objectives, the authors reviewed relevant FDA documents, policies and guidelines as well as related laws and regulations pertinent to the oversight of bottled water at the federal and state levels, and analyzed data from the FDA databases and track inspections, import examinations and recalls. Bottled water labels were also examined and companies were contacted to determine the information they provide to customers. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.
This book focuses on principles and practices in digital wine marketing. By providing a global overview of social media and e-commerce strategies and practices in the wine business, this book allows readers to understand how consumers and producers deal with these modern communication and selling platforms.
A study of the technical and economic revival of the small-scale OPS method of sugar processing in India, and its transfer to Kenya. A detailed study of two contrasting situations.
Brewed in the Traditional Manner is the story of the Hook Norton Brewery Company and has been drawn from the archives of the company, academic works, newspaper articles and the recollections of villagers; tracing the Company's development from its humble beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book looks at both the high and low points of the Brewery's past and explains how the development of the Hook Norton Brewery did not follow the typical pattern of brewery development during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book is set against the backdrop of the wider world of the brewing industry and is the first fully researched social and business account of the Hook Norton Brewery's past, providing base-line history of the company and giving an insight into the running of a rural business.
Sustainable wine businesses are being crafted around the world, leaving the land in better shape for the next generation. In this book, four case studies reveal that sustainability in the wine industry it is tied tightly to long-term profitability.
Sugar is among the most traded commodities with exports accounting for over one quarter of global production. In this book, the authors discuss the global sugar market; the application of nano-and ultrafiltration in the sugar industry, and sugar utilisation by fungi providing leads for fungal metabolic engineering in crude plant substrates in industrial applications. Additionally, this book discusses cotton crops, the most popularly used textile fibre in the world. The average production of cotton fibre in the world is around 25 million metric tons per year. Additionally, the authors examine cotton fibre grading and classification methods which play pivotal roles in the pricing and marketing of cotton fibres; a look at how the cotton plant responds to different stresses in the breeding of more tolerant crops; and the planting status of cotton world-wide, among others.
During fermentation processes, the determination of microbiological population density and diversity, nutrients concentration and products formation are the most important variables. Nowadays many different approaches are being developed for the monitoring of fermentation processes. The authors review different strategies to monitor alcoholic fermentation processes, ranging from offline to online approaches. In addition, research on fermentation is important in the specific branch of biomedical science, food science. In this book, the authors summarise such research from Thailand, a well-known agricultural country from Asia. The authors also summarise recent reports focusing on the metagenomics analysis and application of the fermentation industry. Furthermore, increasing demand for high-value oils has focused commercial attention on the provision of suitable biosynthetic framework for their production. This book examines the biotechnological production and application of high-value microbial oils. Also highlighted in this book are the recent findings and new strategies in tailoring some relevant industrial products by submerged fermentation. Additional chapters review the application of agro-industrial residues and by-products in biotechnological processes, nutritional needs and sources of n-3 fat and production strategies for microbial DHA and EPA production, and the development and interaction of microbes important for dairy product manufacturing and fermented beverages.
"It's complicated!" That's a simple way to describe the sort of relationship that seemingly defies simple explanations. Like a love triangle, money, taste, and wine are caught in a complicated relationship affecting every aspect of the wine industry and wine enthusiast experience. As wine economist and best-selling author Mike Veseth peels back the layers of the money-taste-wine story, he discovers the wine buyer's biggest mistake (which is to confuse money and taste) and learns how to avoid it, sips and swirls dump bucket wines and Treasure Island wines, and toasts anything but Champagne. He bulks up with big-bag, big-box wines and realizes that sometimes the best wine is really a beer. Along the way he questions wine's identity crisis, looks down his nose at wine snobs and cheese bores, follows the money, surveys the restaurant war battleground, and imagines wines that even money cannot buy before concluding that money, taste, and wine might have a complicated relationship but sometimes they have the power to change the world. His engaging and enlightening book will surprise, inform, inspire, and delight anyone with an interest in wine-or complicated relationships.
This book is an overview of the current U.S. and World Beef Trade. The 110th Congress has been monitoring U.S. efforts to regain foreign markets that banned U.S. beef when a Canadian-born cow in Washington state tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in December of 2003. This book discusses the four major U.S. beef export markets, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Korea, which are again open to U.S. products. However, resumption of beef trade with Japan and Korea has not gone smoothly. Korea briefly readmitted but then suspended U.S. beef imports. Additionally, Russia announced on 23 August 2008, that it was banning poultry imports from 19 U.S. establishments due to safety concerns. Furthermore, this book details the effects of animal health, sanitary, food safety and other measures on U.S. beef exports.
How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the data needs that are required to assess the effects. The overview of the food system and the framework described in this report will be an essential resource for decision makers, researchers, and others to examine the possible impacts of alternative policies or agricultural or food processing practices.
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