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Food Safety Risks from Wildlife

Challenges in Agriculture, Conservation, and Public Health

  • Michele Jay-Russell
  • Michael P. Doyle

Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

Also part of the Research and Development book sub series (RESDEV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kris A. Murray, Toph Allen, Elizabeth Loh, Catherine Machalaba, Peter Daszak
    Pages 31-57
  3. Nora Navarro-Gonzalez, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Lucas Domínguez, Francisco Ruiz-Fons
    Pages 59-88
  4. Susan Sanchez, Monique França, Nicole M. Nemeth
    Pages 89-130
  5. Stephen P. Luby, Nazmun Nahar, Emily S. Gurley
    Pages 151-167
  6. Amanda Arens, Cheryl Scott, Bennie Osburn
    Pages 241-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-254

About this book


Foodborne illnesses caused by zoonotic pathogens associated with wildlife hosts are an emerging microbial food safety concern. Transmission of foodborne pathogens can occur through ingestion, or improper handling, of contaminated game meat. Wild and feral animals have also been investigated as potential sources of Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enteric pathogens following foodborne disease outbreaks linked to fresh fruits and vegetables (e.g., baby spinach in California, shelled-peas in Alaska, strawberries in Oregon). This book explores the range of bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens that have been described in wildlife populations in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world. It also addresses important challenges and solutions to balance agriculture, conservation, and public health goals. The book provides unique information on approaches in risk communication, co-management, and One Health in a wildlife-food safety context. The first five chapters review research on the detection, epidemiology and ecology of foodborne pathogens in wildlife populations including the influence of wildlife-livestock-human interactions. The second half of the book addresses current guidelines to mitigate microbial food safety risks from wildlife hosts and new regulations proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Chapters are wri

tten by an array of internationally recognized authors, and will be of interest to agriculture safety experts, ecologists, environmental health specialists, food safety professionals, microbiologists, public health practitioners, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, and others in academia, government, industry, and students in these disciplines. 



Food Safety Foodborne pathogens Fresh produce Game meat Wildlife Zoonoses

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Jay-Russell
    • 1
  • Michael P. Doyle
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Center for Food SafetyUniversity of California, DavisDavis
  2. 2.Center of Food SafetyUniversity of GeorgiaGriffin

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Food Safety Risks from Wildlife
  • Book Subtitle Challenges in Agriculture, Conservation, and Public Health
  • Editors Michele Jay-Russell
    Michael P. Doyle
  • Series Title Food Microbiology and Food Safety
  • Series Abbreviated Title Food Microbiology,Food Safety
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24440-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79627-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24442-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 254
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Microbiology
    Food Science
    Environmental Health
    Public Health
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