Recently there has been a growing awareness of the need to conduct sound and inclusive interdisciplinary research in key academic and applied areas. Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research answers the increasing calls to better understand and analyze the impact of food safety efforts. By collecting a wide range of multidisciplinary examples, the text identifies important areas of research while providing a resource for future group-building activities. Topics covered includeFood research safety teamsoE. coli contamination in a beef slaughterhouseoCosts of pathogen reduction strategies for Australian beef slaughter plantsoFood safety and quality assurance in the food chainoPhytosanitary barriers to tradeoFood safety issues in developing nationsoProduct liability and food safetyoConsumer acceptance of irradiated meatsoFood safety control for retail butchersoBases of food safety concernsoFuture needsThis book encourages comprehensive research by recognizing significant early efforts and considers a range of food safety problems, research techniques, and solutions. The use of global examples and interdisciplinary team-based reports, along with information from the fields of academia, government, and industry, makes Interdisciplinary Food Safety Research an important resource for enhancing the safety of our food supply.