Processing Effects on Safety and Quality of Foods

Author: Enrique Ortega-Rivas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420061154
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Covers a Host of Groundbreaking Techniques Thermal processing is known to effectively control microbial populations in food, but the procedure also has a downside―it can break down the biochemical composition of foods, resulting in a marked loss of sensory and nutritional quality. Processing Effects on Safety and Quality of Foods delineates three decades of advances made in processing techniques that produce microbiologically safe foods, while maintaining their sensory and nutritive properties. Addresses the Entire Food Processing Industry With an international team of more than 35 renowned contributors, this book presents evaluation techniques that yield reliable estimations of microbiological, physicochemical, nutritive, and sensory characteristics. Each chapter discusses the processing effects of relevant technologies and includes the basics of microbial kinetics, sensory evaluation, and the perception of food quality. A sampling of the techniques covered: Hermetically sealed containers Acrylamide formation Dried foods Irradiated foods Pressure-assisted thermal processing Pulsed electric field processing Processing Effects on Safety and Quality of Foods addresses the entire food processing industry, including food modeling, optimization, and proper design of manufacturing plants. It is the first of its kind―a single, sound reference that explores all of the different aspects involved in evaluating processing effects in food safety and quality.

High Pressure Processing of Food

Author: V.M. Balasubramaniam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493932349
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High pressure processing technology has been adopted worldwide at the industrial level to preserve a wide variety of food products without using heat or chemical preservatives. High Pressure Processing: Technology Principles and Applications will review the basic technology principles and process parameters that govern microbial safety and product quality, an essential requirement for industrial application. This book will be of interest to scientists in the food industry, in particular to those involved in the processing of products such as meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables. The book will be equally important to food microbiologists and processing specialists in both the government and food industry. Moreover, it will be a valuable reference for authorities involved in the import and export of high pressure treated food products. Finally, this update on the science and technology of high pressure processing will be helpful to all academic, industrial, local, and state educators in their educational efforts, as well as a great resource for graduate students interested in learning about state-of-the-art technology in food engineering.

Biosensors in Food Processing Safety and Quality Control

Author: Mehmet Mutlu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439819869
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book details the latest developments in sensing technology and its applications in the food industry, profiling the improvements achieved in recent years for better food quality, safety, processing, and control. Topics discussed include the use of biosensors for the assessment of natural toxins in food and for pesticides and foodborne pathogens, electrochemical biosensors as a tool for the determination of phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity in foods and beverages, and the role of neural networks in the field of sensors.

Handbook of Food Processing

Author: Theodoros Varzakas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498721788
Format: PDF
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Packed with case studies and problem calculations, Handbook of Food Processing: Food Safety, Quality, and Manufacturing Processes presents the information necessary to design food processing operations and describes the equipment needed to carry them out in detail. It covers the most common and new food manufacturing processes while addressing relevant food safety and quality issues. The inclusion of case studies and problem calculations in most chapters differentiates this book from other books on food processing and engineering. Highlights: Handling and management of raw materials of foods Sensory evaluation of foods Hygiene and food sanitation Case studies on the implementation of ISO22000, HACCP, and other management tools for the implementation of food safety–traceability Food waste management case studies from the food industry along with life cycle analysis The book explores food manufacturing from dairy, bakery and confectionery, fruits and vegetables, and nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages to chocolate, oils and fats, meat, poultry, seafood, snacks, and functional foods with a case study on nutraceuticals. It presents an analysis of flavor production, highlighting the characterization of aroma compounds, the description of aroma compounds found in vegetables and fruits, and the reactions that thermally generate aroma in foods. It also examines food quality and safety requirements throughout, including raw materials handling, sensory evaluation of foods, hygiene and food sanitation, ISO22000, HACCP, and food waste management. The book helps you keep up with diverse consumer demands and rapidly developing markets.

Handbook of Food Processing Two Volume Set

Author: Theodoros Varzakas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466582316
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Authored by world experts, the Handbook of Food Processing, Two-Volume Set discusses the basic principles and applications of major commercial food processing technologies. The handbook discusses food preservation processes, including blanching, pasteurization, chilling, freezing, aseptic packaging, and non-thermal food processing. It describes common food engineering unit operations as well as preservation processes required to convert raw materials into final products. Also covered are topics surrounding food safety and quality. Highlights: Case study on the effect of blanching conditions on sulforaphane content in purple and roman cauliflower (brassica oleracea l. Var. Botrytis) Principles of thermal processing described along with thermal process calculations Case study on microwave preservation of fruit-based products: application to kiwifruit puree Principles and applications of Ohmic heating Advances in food additives and contaminants Use of edible films and coatings in fresh fruits and vegetables preservation Handling and management of raw materials of foods Sensory evaluation of foods Hygiene and food sanitation Case studies on the implementation of ISO22000, HACCP, and other management tools for the implementation of food safety–traceability Food waste management case studies from the food industry along with life cycle analysis This two-volume set brings together aspects of food preservation and food processing operations methods of the basic food manufacturing processes addressing the relevant food safety and quality issues. Taking an innovative approach, the editors combine coverage of food preservation methods, the equipment needed to carry them out, and food processing operations methods of basic food manufacturing processes. The set helps you keep up with diverse consumer demands and rapidly developing markets.

Physicochemical Aspects of Food Engineering and Processing

Author: Sakamon Devahastin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420082426
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Physical and chemical interactions between various constituents resulting from processing operations often lead to physical, sensory, and nutritional changes in foods. Combining important information on processing and food quality, Physicochemical Aspects of Food Engineering and Processing describes the effects of various processing technologies on quality changes of different major foods in an integrative manner. Written by Physicochemical Experts in Food Engineering & Processing Part I critically reviews the physicochemical property changes of different foods undergoing selected processes, such as microencapsulation, frying, microwave-assisted thermal processing, high-pressure processing, pulsed electric field processing, and freezing. This section also includes a chapter on the effects of various processing technologies on microbial growth and inactivation. Part II focuses on multiphase food systems made of proteins, seafoods, red meats, and pet foods, and the physicochemical changes they undergo when being processed. Physicochemical Aspects of Food Engineering and Processing covers the engineering, processing, and quality angles equally. It is an extremely useful resource for academic and industrial researchers seeking an up-to-date overview of the increasingly important combination of both sides of food research and development.

Thermal Food Processing

Author: Da-Wen Sun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439876789
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Thermal processing remains one of the most important processes in the food industry. Now in its second edition, Thermal Food Processing: New Technologies and Quality Issues continues to explore the latest developments in the field. Assembling the work of a worldwide panel of experts, this volume highlights topics vital to the food industry today and pinpoints the trends in future research and development. Topics discussed include: Thermal properties of foods, including heat capacity, conductivity, diffusivity, and density Heat and mass transfer and related engineering principles, mechanisms, and models The development and application of deterministic heat transfer models for predicting internal product temperatures Modeling thermal processing using artificial neural networks (ANN) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Thermal processing of meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products; canned foods; ready meals; and vegetables The effect of ultrahigh temperature (UHT) treatment processing on milk, including the impact on nutrient composition, safety, and organoleptic aspects Ohmic, radio frequency (RF) dialectric, infrared, and pressure-assisted heating pH-assisted thermal processing In addition to updating all content, this second edition includes five new chapters: Thermal Effects in Food Microbiology, Modeling Thermal Microbial Inactivation Kinetics, Thermal Processing of Food and Fruit Juices, Aseptic Processing and Packaging, and Microwave Heating. The final chapter of the book examines systems used in the evaluation of thermal processes and the development of time temperature integrators (TTIs) to ensure the safety of thermally processed food. An up-to-date survey of essential techniques and the science behind them, this volume is a critical reference for food industry professionals.

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Author: Milan Houška
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351647458
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High pressure processing in one of the fastest growing food processing technologies, retaining almost all the nutrients and health benefits found in the original raw fruit or vegetable. This book reviews and summarizes the latest advances in the novel highpressure processing technique for preserving fruits and fruit juices.

Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing

Author: Ricardo Simpson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420058598
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Access the Latest Advances in Food Quality Optimization and Safety Assurance Thermal processing has undergone a remarkable amount of research throughout the past decade, indicating that the process not only remains viable, but that it is also expanding around the world. An organized exploration of new developments in academic and current food industry practices, Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing presents groundbreaking advances in the physical and engineering aspects of thermal food processing, paying particular attention to modeling, simulation, optimization, online control, and automation. Divided into Four Cohesive Sections Under the editorial guidance of a leading thermal processing authority, the book first covers the fundamentals and new processes in the thermal processing industry, including new packaging materials like retortable pouches. The second section moves on to mathematical modeling and simulation, which also addresses emerging preservation technology such as ohmic heating. The third section of the book is devoted to optimization, recognizing that mathematical optimization is the key ingredient for computing optimal operating policies and building advanced decision support systems. This section discusses processes like thermal sterilization, microwave processing, and in-line aseptic processing as well as an analysis of plant production productivity. The final section examines online control and automation describing a practical and efficient strategy for on-line correction of thermal process deviations during retort sterilization of canned foods. Concluding with expert analysis and discussion of the manufacturers’ businesses in today’s competitive marketplace, Engineering Aspects of Thermal Food Processing explores the entire processing line from modeling through optimization. It effectively assists manufacturers in maintaining a seamless workflow while lowering their bottom lines.

Juice Processing

Author: Victor Falguera
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466577339
Format: PDF
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The ability to provide quality juices that contain proper vitamins and nutritional components strongly depends on the processes fruits undergo during the various stages of industrial manufacturing. New technologies have been developed to help ensure the production of quality juices without neglecting safety. Covering both new approaches to traditional issues and innovative processes, Juice Processing: Quality, Safety and Value-Added Opportunities addresses various aspects of fruit juice processing and other issues related to the use of by-products generated in this industry. The book begins with a chapter highlighting the importance of the fruit juice sector and describing the general process of fruit juice manufacturing. The text explores current trends in juice production, reviews the main superfruits, and discusses methods for using juice waste by-products, presenting citrus and grape juice as examples. The book covers assessing juice quality and authenticity, and how to evaluate fruit properties using the principles of rheology as well as examining sensory attributes. It also examines alternative techniques for improving fruit juice quality, including both thermal and nonthermal emerging technologies, their fundamentals, and their main effects on important features of fruit juices. Emphasizing product quality, safety, and nutrition, the chapter on juice packaging summarizes the materials, techniques, and technologies currently used as well as novel packaging for increasing shelf life and decreasing environmental impact. The authors address issues concerning spoiling microorganisms and biological and chemical hazards. They also examine public and private standards and regulations, which need to be reworked to keep up with today’s food-related concerns.