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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Pathogen Detection and Intervention Methods for Shellfish

Location: Food Safety and Intervention Technologies

Title: Shellfish contamination and spoilage

item Kingsley, David

Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2013
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
Citation: Kingsley, D.H. 2014. Shellfish contamination and spoilage.In: Batt, C.A., Totorello, M.L., Elsevier Ltd., Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. Volume 3, pp.389-396.

Technical Abstract: Molluscan shellfish are prone to contamination by fecal and vibrio bacteria, fecal viruses, biotoxins, and chemical pollutants. In this book chapter, the problems and challenges for the shellfish industry are described and discussed. Basic regulatory frameworks, management strategies, critical control points, and intervention techniques are presented. Future research needs and possible climate change impacts are discussed.

Last Modified: 8/31/2015