Understanding the epidemiology of pathogens in production chains and processing environments is highly important for food safety control. Epidemiological surveillance is also an essential part of a food safety program. This significant collection considers current and emerging techniques to trace pathogens in the food chain and the implications for food safety. Opening sections cover methods to identify and type foodborne pathogens and advances in surveillance techniques. Following chapters concentrate on epidemiological issues in specific food production chains and research situations in which the techniques described in the book are applied.