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book Review the dairy industry is particularly appropri-
ate and well done.
Chapters 8 and 9 provide a more prac-
Food Safety of Proteins in tical discussion of protein assessment for
Agricultural Biotechnology allergenicity and methods for the estima-
Bruce G. Hammond (ed.) tion of protein intake in food, although the
CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2008 rationale including chapter 9 in a book on
298 pages safety assessment was unclear. The author
ISBN 9780781700801 provides information on general aspects of
dietary assessment that does not seem to
be closely related to the rest of the book.
Anakalo Shitandi Perhaps Chapter 9 could be reworked in
future versions so that it is linked to safety
in this book, various experts assessment studies that involve dietary
discuss the safety of food pro- intake.
Chapter 10 provides useful and inter-
teins and agricultural biotech- esting case studies from an industrial per-
nology. its 11 chapters provide spective of proteins used in agricultural
a balanced and organized dis- biotechnology. However, the cases were
not discussed in sufficient detail to see
cussion of the safety of food pro- how they might fit into the larger picture of
teins and biotechnology and how safety assessment. This could perhaps be
protein safety could be assessed. addressed in future versions.
In Chapter 11, the text considers
While the book may not be suitable the strategy that could be used for safety
for beginners, it would be a good assessment that would allow for current and
assessment and environmental impact of
resource for those who intend to insect-protected Bt crops.
future needs. This is a useful chapter, which
is thoughtfully arranged and very practi-
do food protein safety assessment Chapter 5 discusses the safety assess- cal in scope.
and for those who are interested ment of microbial enzymes used in food The book includes an alphabetical
processing. This chapter is rather brief,
in expanding their knowledge of