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Risk Assessment

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.09
 Risk Assessment

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Food safety risk assessment provides the link by which scientific knowledge can inform regulatory decisions and reduce food-borne risks. This chapter describes methods for risk assessment, hazard characterization, and risk modeling. Risk analysis is a collaborative endeavor orchestrated through the efforts of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication teams, and is used to answer a risk management question.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; exposure; hazard; microbial; modeling; risk; dose-response

Chapter.  6582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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