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Food Science Resources: Useful Websites

Suggested resources for research in the area of food science and technology.

Internet Resources for Food Science

Codex Alimentarius
Food standards, guidelines, codes of practice, etc. to protect the health of consumers, ensure fair trade practices in the food trade, and promote coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Also accessible through Knovel.

FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

FDA Food Code
"A reference document for regulatory agencies that ensure food safety in food service establishments, retail food stores, other food establishments at the retail level, and institutions such as nursing homes and child care centers."
Online resource for food safety risk analysis, providing data, tutorials, tools, and links to numerous sources of information. Produced by the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

Food Safety Research Information Office
Collects, organizes and disseminates food safety research information to educators, industry, researchers and the general public.

Food Safety Office. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Useful for statistics and general reports on food safety issues. : Gateway to U.S. Government food safety information.

Good Agricultural Practices Manual

Good Aquacultural Practices Manual

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Food Legislation Database

Search for legislation and get bill updates, information on failed bills and those enacted into law, and details on Congressional lobbying.

Terrorist threats to food: guidance for establishing and strengthening prevention and response systems

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

World Health Organization e-Library Catalog Search for WHO publications. Full-text links to documents are frequently provided.




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