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Hazard Potential of Chemical Residuals in Food

Ghazala Yaqub Haleema Sadia

305 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Life is a practical version of Hazard Potential of Chemical Residuals in Food. It provides the basic knowledge in the field of science, no matter where you are standing- in an office, in a bedroom, in an office, or in a field the knowledge about the food you eat is most important. You are observing the manifestation of Food exposed to other materials in one way or in the other way.The subject of hazard potential of chemicals has developed and studied by different points of view in the recent past. It is a rigorous and demanding subject. It is informative for all the individuals, irrespective of their field of study, consideration, perspective about food. In this Textbook, I have tried to introduce hazard potential of materials exposed to food, in such a way as to stimulate an interest and inculcate an understanding of the subject. This book has been written with a mechanistic approach to making the subject matter more clear, interesting and understandable. It covers the subject matter ranging from basics through the complete illustration about the mean theme of life. I have organized the subject matter of this Textbook in a chronological order to best suit your requirements. Each new chapter builds on the foundation laid in the preceding chapters so that when you start with any chapter you find yourself already prepared for the information as well as knowledge. I have tried to cover maximum material in a chapter, yet keeping its length manageable.Hazard potential of chemical residuals in food is mostly based upon the chemicals exposed to food directly and is, therefore, a pre-requisite to the understanding of hazard potential of chemical residuals in food. An understanding of hazards, source of hazards, effects of hazards and ultimate risks to food safety are therefore discussed in the very first chapter of this book followed by the migration of chemicals exposed to food ( Chapter 2) that are very helpful in explaining the migration of chemicals by different food packaging materials to the food. Types of migration of chemicals to food are very important in explaining the migration of different chemicals by different sources. Therefore, a full chapter has been given to the packaging materials (Chapter 7) which is discussed after the exposure of food with artificial chemical residuals and natural chemical residuals because these chemicals provide useful basics and illustrations to explain various packaging materials. Although the chemicals in food or in contact with food are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4, the formal introduction to food industries was postponed till Chapter 8 in which various food industries are discussed. In chapter 5 the evaluation of sensory properties of food has been discussed, and in chapter 6 cleaning and disinfection importance in food processing is explained. The legislations on food contact materials and chemicals in contact with food are discussed in chapter 9 which is followed by one more chapter that is the last chapter of the book Chapter 10 named as prevention from the hazard. The general description of the chapter and basic knowledge about each chapter is given at the starting of every chapter because it has been found to be an effective way of recognizing the basics about that certain chapter. The ending of each chapter is by the best way to close the chapter and comprehension of the subject attained through study of the chapter. Answers to some questions can be found directly in the text, whereas the other will require some more efforts by reading the text carefully. However, the readers will be able to answer all the questions if they have acquired the comprehension of the subject matter given in the text. Detailed contents, in the beginning, provide the reader with a ready reference to the desired subject matter. Important terms are in bold face and their definition or explanations are given to make the text as clear as possible.I have used my experience gained by discussions spread over several years to present this job in a simple, systematic, lucid and logical way. I have given an up-to-date account of the subject within the framework of this Textbook. Primarily this book has been written for the graduate students.You may find some rough spots in the text. Any suggestion to smoothen them will be highly appreciated. You are advised to write down any question that may come to your mind while going through this Textbook. This will help you in understanding the subject and help me in improving the text. I shall also welcome any criticism, comments or suggestions that may contribute toward the improvement of this book.
Author Bio
Dr. Ghazala Yaqub is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and a member of Academic Council at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, a well reputed and prestigious institute in Pakistan. She graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2011. She did her Post-Doctorate research at the University of Wollongong Australia. She is an author of various research articles and books. Dr. Yaqub was awarded Australian Excellence Award in recognition of her research outputs and community services in 2016. She is recently appointed as an Australian Award Ambassador for Pakistan.