An intriguing, anecdotal assessment of food- and waterborne illnesses from farm to fork. * Offers an international scope of coverage, including information on food outbreaks in various countries. * Traces the safety lapses and responsibilities behind modern and historic outbreaks of food- and waterborne disease. * Emphasizes that food safety is everyone's responsibility, from governments to the food handler in the restaurant or home. * Presents summary information on the pathogens that are the major causes of most foodborne illnesses. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.