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Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Timothy D. Lytton


This book provides an overview of the US food safety system. It focuses on microbial contamination of food during production. Detailed case studies illustrate how deadly foodborne illness outbreaks caused by infected milk, poison hamburgers, and tainted spinach have spurred scientific and technological advances in food safety. These case studies reveal that efforts to improve food safety through government regulation, industry supply chain management, civil litigation, and consumer advocacy are highly interdependent. Yet, despite these concerted efforts, foodborne illness remains a pervasive a ... More

Keywords: food safety, foodborne illness, outbreak investigation, regulation, supply chain management, civil litigation, consumer advocacy, public health, risk, food safety audits

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226611549
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy D. Lytton, author
Georgia State University College of Law

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