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Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety
  1. Q Rosanna
  1. Chair of Hygiene, University of Udine, Via Colugna 50, Udine 33150, Italy;

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    Edited by Lasky T. . Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, pp 254, £29.99 (hardcover). ISBN 9780195172638.

    The authors provide a variety of information on this subject. They introduce the reader to key disciplines relevant to any discussion regarding the maintenance of a safe food supply: outbreak investigation, economic and policy concerns, points of intervention along the farm-to-table continuum, surveillance and descriptive epidemiology, methodology for estimating data points required in risk assessment, and study designs for testing hypotheses regarding factors contributing to the overall occurrence of food-borne illness.

    Two crucial factors in …

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