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The use of epidemiological data to direct resources in food safety control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11199248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the United States, food-borne disease results in financial losses estimated at $2.9 to $6.7 billion annually as a result of illness that is due to six specific food-borne pathogens. A model is proposed that analyzes epidemiological data and highlights areas in food safety control that have the greatest impact on food-borne disease. The model identifies Critical Control Points for use by the food industry, prioritizes criteria for inspection of food processes by regulatory authorities, and provides a focus for food hygiene training programs and campaigns. The model also provides a cost-benefit analysis that can be used to direct resources that are used in food safety control in a cost-effective manner.
S C Powell; R W Attwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews on environmental health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0048-7554     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Environ Health     Publication Date:    2000 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-29     Completed Date:  2001-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425754     Medline TA:  Rev Environ Health     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
Food Handling / economics*,  standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Food Industry / standards*
Hygiene / economics,  education
Models, Economic*
Risk Management*

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