Food Safety: A Global Perspective

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The safety of the food supply greatly influences consumers globally. Many developed countries have elaborate standards and guidelines to enhance the safety of food produced domestically. In order to gain a perspective of the state of global food safety and the direction in which it is heading, past events that have shaped government and consumer response must be considered. For the most part, many of the major food safety scares are associated with intentionally adulterated or microbiologically contaminated products. Depending on the type of foodborne illness outbreak, the emergence of a new food safety risk may be signalled. China's food manufacturing sector and growth as a food exporter has increased dramatically in the past decade, presenting significant challenges for China's regulatory agencies. Indeed, Chinese food safety is a significant issue for the Chinese people and the rest of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Food Safety
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Issues and Future Directions
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118474563
ISBN (Print)9781118474600
StatePublished - Jun 23 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


  • China
  • Food safety regulations
  • Foodborne illness
  • Global food safety

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    Matthews, K. R. (2014). Food Safety: A Global Perspective. In Practical Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions (Vol. 9781118474600, pp. 1-9). Wiley-Blackwell.