Few titles could be timelier than the second edition of Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry - A Practical Approach. The world is worrying about a human pandemic arising from the avian flu epidemic that is spreading from the Far East, the implications of which could be as great for the food industry as were the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and BSE.
This practical and greatly expanded edition by media and public relations veteran Colin Doeg focuses on the communications aspects of dealing with a crisis. It is global in its coverage of the subject, reviewing practices and requirements in countries ranging from the USA and the UK to Australia and New Zealand.
Doeg offers advice ranging from preparing for the unthinkable to the dramatic expansion of the Internet, avoiding being caught off-guard by a situation, the ramifications of product tampering and managing an actual crisis.
Advice is also offered on dealing with extremist organizations and terrorist threats as well as bioterrorism - "a clear and present danger" - and a number of problems facing the food industry, including the practice of selling meat unfit for human consumption and the threat posed by the increasing toxicity of fish due to the rising pollution of the world's oceans.
In a special late chapter - written only three months before publication - the author looks ahead to events which he believes will shape the world of crisis management in the future, including the empowering influence of the Internet during the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the discovery of the illegal dye Sudan 1 (Red) in millions of food products and the fears of a pandemic arising from the spreading outbreak of avian flu.
Examples of typical documents like a crisis plan for a business, a crisis checklist, a press release announcing a product recall, an announcement to employees and a checklist for anyone dealing with a threatening phone call are provided. Also included is a list of sources of information and assistance in the event of a product crisis.
Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry is the only title dealing specifically with this crucial subject in relation to the food industry. As such, it is relevant not only to those in the food industry, but also to marketing and senior management in general in the fields of agriculture, public health and law enforcement.
This is a blank recipe book designed for the avid Asian food appreciator. Whether their favorite dishes come from Thailand, India, Vietnam, China, Korea or Japan, this journal is the perfect place to write down the ingredients & cooking instructions that need to be remembered to recreate a delicious dish.
Featuring 35 delectable recipes for fish and seafood, this mini collection provides a good mix of Asian and Western fare suitable for daily meals, from Tom Yum Soup and Salmon Kamameishi, to Seafood Mariana and Baked Mussels. With recipes for easy one-dish meals that are quick and satisfying, as well as hearty sides dishes that can be paired with rice or noodles, feast on fish and seafood dishes for your next meal with the family or gathering with friends!
Chinese labor during the California Gold Rush. Japanese internment. Geopolitical segregation. Racial stereotypes. Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide: From Being Excluded to Becoming a Model Minority delves into how these events and issues are portrayed-or, in some cases, ignored-in today's K-12 social studies curricula. The authors' scholarly and personal backgrounds and experiences have specially situated them to undertake this objective yet critical analysis, as they examine the constructed historical narratives of Chinese and Japanese immigration, multiculturalism, and the overall hegemonic narrative as it has been shaped by the politicization of social studies curricula. This content analysis is intended to initiate a broader conversation about the methods behind a curriculum's formation. How is historical information selected, then molded into a particular narrative for public consumption? Through the authors' insightful exploration, educators and citizens alike may better identify how influential entities and agendas shape curricula behind the scenes. The authors hope that the light they bring to bear on this topic will equip readers to conduct their own analysis and to be more aware and constructively critical of our K-12 educational system. "At last, a book-length study that investigates Asian American representation in official school knowledge! Despite an extensive body of curriculum research on inclusion and representation of historically marginalized groups, Asian Americans and their perspectives have rarely received attention in and of themselves in curriculum studies. Despite some, although still incomplete, progress in curricular treatment of historically marginalized groups, Asian Americans are still almost absent, and when they appear, they are generally misrepresented in school textbooks. Hartlep and Scott's detailed and powerful analysis of Asian American representation in school textbooks and teaching materials used in K-12 schools makes a significant contribution to the curriculum research and curriculum writing toward a more inclusive, just, and transformative teaching and learning of the past and the present of the United States." - Sohyun An, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, Kennesaw State University, USA
The aim of this book is to illustrate the big opportunity to transfer computational techniques, well accepted and used in medicinal chemistry to food science; through this, we hope to discover new pollutants, possible dangerous food additives, contaminants from industries, xenoestrogens, etc. The paradigm is: if a molecule can interact with a receptor (i.e. a Nuclear Receptor), it can modify the signaling pathway and should be investigated to discover negative effects on food. The interaction can be predicted using in silico techniques well known by medicinal chemists to discover new lead compounds or to study the behavior of a protein ligand interaction. The book starts with an introduction about the computational methods applied to food safety by authors coming from a big food company, who elucidate the importance of this approach for industries and food agencies. In Chapter Two, the authors give an overview of in vivo tests for food contaminant and toxin evaluation. In Chapter Three, in vitro and in silico models of digestion are compared. In Chapter Four, the authors, belonging both to an in silico lab and a wet lab use a case study of poliphenols to show how to merge in silico prediction and in vitro controls to gain time and money in estrogen receptors. Additionally, poliphenol binding studies use a molecule modeling approach. In Chapter Five, a non-typical docking approach is presented: a reverse docking approach. Chapter Six and Seven introduce the problem of receptor flexibility and how to treat this important characteristic that must be considered in computational simulations. Chapter Eight is a review about QSAR methods well considered in this approach. Chapter Nine show a non-conventional informatics approach to ab initio in silico protein structure prediction. The last chapter is dedicated to the informatics requirements for in silico simulations to help researchers approaching this field.