jan 30 - Food Safety Themes January 30 ACUTE FOOD Safety...

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Food Safety Themes January 30
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ACUTE FOOD Safety Endogenous presence of Toxins Endogenous presence of Allergens Exogenous Contamination by Toxins Exogenous Contamination by Pathogens Lack of Essential Nutrients
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CHRONIC FOOD SAFETY Unbalanced Nutritional Composition Presence of Deleterious Components
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The truth is: ‘Nature’ is out to get us Safety of Foods is threatened by: Microbial metabolites Microbes themselves Plant metabolites Insect metabolites and co-pathogens Environmental toxicants Man made chemicals
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FOOD SAFETY Scientific Research Policy Decisions Public Implementation
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FOOD SAFETY Scientific Research Molecules Mechanisms Dose dependency Susceptibility by Individual
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FOOD SAFETY
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FOOD SAFETY Policy Decisions Risk Benefit for Public Cost Benefit for Society Nature of Solutions
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FOOD SAFETY Public Implementation Industrial Regulations Surveillance and Enforcement Public Education
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FOOD SAFETY Scientific Research Policy Decisions Public Implementation
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Acute vs. Chronic Toxicity Poisonous mushrooms are an example of acute toxicity. i.e., manifesting symptoms in a short time period An example of chronic toxicity is the aflatoxins which may take years to manifest symptoms of cancer
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TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FOODS NATURAL Normal components of natural food products Natural contaminants of natural food products Microbiological origin: toxins Non-microbiological origin: toxicants (e.g., Hg, Se,. ..)
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TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FOODS MAN-MADE Agricultural chemicals (e.g., pesticides, fertilizers) Food additives Chemicals derived from food packaging materials
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