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The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries. In fiscal year 2011 (Oct 2010 through Sept 2011) NAL delivered more than 100 million direct customer service transactions.

Journal Article

Journal article

Safety of chemicals in food: chemical contaminants  [1993]

Watson, D.H.;

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Describes scientific work on chemical contamination of food. Groups of contaminants covered are: veterinary drug residues; dioxins and other environmental organic chemicals; nitrate, nitrite and N-nitrosamines; naturally occurring toxicants; chemicals from food packaging; metals; and pesticides. Also features a detailed description of how food chemical surveillance is carried out and of the fundamentals of estimating consumer intake of contaminants. Written for food scientists, biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, dietitians, medical and other health professionals


Ellis Horwood series in food science and technology (USA)