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The spread of food and water transmitted diseases and intoxications remains a major world problem particularly in developing countries. Although less acute in Europe, it must be stressed that many ethiological agents of human illness remain unidentified but often attribute to food/water transmitted infection. Additionally, emerging microbial agents are likely vehiculated by food. However, for many agents, analytical procedures remain either too complex and/or too time consuming, making them almost impractical to monitor food on a large scale. This book is the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Microbiology of Food and Cosmetics in Europe, Milan, 24-25 October, 1995: the European Union's innovative policy against food-transmitted diseases. The symposium focused on problems of major concern such as seafood toxins, mycotoxins and micotoxicoses, emerging pathogenic microorganisms as well as innovative advanced methods. Considerable attention was also paid to the cosmetics sector.

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Authors: MARENGO G, Centro Comune di Ricerca, Istituto Ambiente, Laboratorio di Microbiologia, Ispra (IT);PASTONI F (EDITORS), Consiglio dell'Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16414 EN (1996) 356pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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