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The Resource Sorting the beef from the bull : the science of food fraud forensics, Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple ; [foreword by Chris Elliott]

Sorting the beef from the bull : the science of food fraud forensics, Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple ; [foreword by Chris Elliott]

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Sorting the beef from the bull : the science of food fraud forensics
Title
Sorting the beef from the bull
Title remainder
the science of food fraud forensics
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Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple ; [foreword by Chris Elliott]
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Language
eng
Summary
Horsemeat in our burgers, melamine in our infant's milk, artificial colours in our fish and fruit ...as our urban lifestyle takes us further and further away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity and profit-making short-cuts. Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra 'something' or labelling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends - it's all food fraud, and it costs the food industry billions of dollars each year. The price to consumers may be even higher, with some paying for these crimes with their health and, in some cases, their lives. So how do we sort the beef from the bull (or horse, as the case may be)? This book explains the scientific tools and techniques that revealed the century's biggest food fraud scams. It looks in detail at the biggest scams in recent times; drawing on the lead author's extensive experience at the forefront of the fight against these fraudsters, it goes on to explore the arms-race between scientists and adulterers as better techniques for detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of adulteration. Finally, it looks at the up-and-coming techniques and devices that will help the industry and consumers fight food fraud in the future. Engagingly written by Richard Evershed and Nicola Temple, this book lifts the lid on the forensics involved, and brings the full story of a fascinating and under-reported applied science to light
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YDXCP
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Evershed, Richard
Dewey number
664.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Temple, Nicola
  • Elliott, Chris
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  • Food
  • Chemistry, Forensic
  • Food industry and trade
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Sorting the beef from the bull : the science of food fraud forensics, Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple ; [foreword by Chris Elliott]
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn952648603
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781472911353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952648603
  • (OCoLC)952648603
Label
Sorting the beef from the bull : the science of food fraud forensics, Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple ; [foreword by Chris Elliott]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn952648603
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781472911353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952648603
  • (OCoLC)952648603

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