Organic food handbook launched

The publisher of the Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality says it has created a standard reference for professionals wanting to improve and assure their organic produce.

Dublin-based Research & Markets launched the publication in response to growing demand for organic food alongside a lack of confidence in its safety and quality.

Sales manager Laura Wood said: "If consumer confidence and demand in the industry is to remain high, the safety, quality and health benefits of organic foods must be assured. The handbook provides a comprehensive review of the latest research in the area."

Topics include the factors affecting the nutritional quality of foods, quality assurance and consumer expectations. The main quality and safety issues are covered, with chapters on post-harvest strategies to reduce contamination of food, along with ethical issues such as fair-trade products.

The final chapters conclude by reviewing quality assurance strategies relating to specific organic food sectors.

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