Special Issue "Food Safety and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Craig W. Hedberg
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MMC 807, Room 1214, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: food borne disease surveillance; surveillance of environmental factors associated with foodborne disease; the role of food workers in the occurrence of food borne diseases; use of epidemiologic methods in outbreak investigations and disease control; environmental contamination with enteric pathogens
WHO estimates that foodborne and waterborne diarrheal diseases taken together kill about 2.2 million people annually, 1.9 million of them children. In the United States, foodborne diseases affects 48 million people and kills 3,000 each year. They also cause billions of dollars in healthcare-related and industry costs annually. An outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) associated with a newly recognized strain of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O104 demonstrated the impact of food sourcing networks on food safety. The rapid movement of people, food and pathogens provides a global basis for food safety concerns and the need for effective public health interventions. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control identified reducing foodborne diseases as a winnable battle. That means that with additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that can be implemented now, significant reductions in foodborne disease can be achieved. This is consistent with the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety. This special issue has a broad focus emerging food safety threats, and new methods for the surveillance and control of foodborne diseases. Both empirical and review paper submissions are welcome, on any topic relevant to the public health response to foodborne illness at the local, national, and global levels. Papers targeting information to guide food safety policy are especially encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Craig W. Hedberg
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