Advances in thermal and non-thermal food preservation

Ed by Gaurav Tewari and Vijay Juneja
Pub by Blackwell, 2007, pp 288, €148.50

The fields of food microbiology and food process engineering encompass a wide variety of microorganisms, including spoilage, probiotic, fermentative
and pathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. While various books address different aspects of food microbiology, until now a single book has not covered all microbial inactivation processes with emphasis on emerging trends and commercialisation of novel food preservation and processing techniques. Providing current, definitive and factual material written by experts on different thermal and non-thermal food preservation technologies, Advances in Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Preservation emphasises inactivation of microorganisms through the application of traditional as well as newer and novel techniques and their combinations. Chapters cover thermal food preservation techniques (e.g., retorting, UHT and aseptic processing), minimal thermal processing (e.g., sous-vide processing), and non-thermal food preservation techniques (e.g., high pressure processing and pulsed technologies). Special emphasis is given on the commercial aspects of non-conventional food preservation techniques. As the most comprehensive and contemporary resource of its kind, this book is the definitive standard in describing the inactivation of microorganisms through conventional and newer, more novel techniques.


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