Provides an invaluable explanation of microbial risk assessment of foods and clear interpretations of the implications. * Expands the basics of microbial risk assessment to include the relationship between risk assessment and other microbial food safety concepts, such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and Food Safety Objective approaches. * Includes a practical case study chapter that applies key concepts presented in the book in a real situation. * Provides a comprehensive and expansive approach to the subject of microbial risk assessment. * Serves as a useful resource for university researchers, graduate students, industry analysts, and government risk managers. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.