E. Spencer Garrett

The authors of the IFT Scientific Status Summary, “Parasites and the Food Supply” (pp. 72–81) describe a food safety concern that is generally under-recognized but is probably on the increase due to the globalization of the food supply. They note that food parasitology is still an emerging discipline, one that is often misunderstood and “. . . relegated to the status of a sub-specialty in between microbiology and zoology. . . .” They also indicate that parasites, as etiologic agents of human ill…

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