Provides the latest information from academia, industry, and government. Offers a comprehensive examination of the principles and issues involved in the safety and evaluation of foods and ingredients, as well as of new processes for the manufacture and distribution of food products. Covers past and present perspectives, risk assessment, laboratory testing of ingredients, evaluation guidelines, computer modeling of risk assessment, assessing microbial safety in food, impact of diet, and evaluation of specific foods. Discusses both animal and clinical testing guidelines and safety issues, along with potential ethical, legal, and regulatory consequences. Offers specific applications related to safety evaluation.