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Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Egg Chemistry Production and Consumption

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products  Egg Chemistry  Production and Consumption Book
Author : Y. Nys,M. Bain,F. Van Immerseel
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 9780081016824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eggs are economical and of high nutritional value, yet can also be a source of foodborne disease. Understanding of the factors influencing egg quality has increased in recent years and new technologies to assure egg safety have been developed. Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products reviews recent research in these areas. Volume 1 focuses on egg chemistry, production and consumption. Part one sets the scene with information on egg production and consumption in certain countries. Part two then provides essential information on egg formation and chemistry. Factors that impact egg quality are the focus of part three. Chapters cover the role of poultry breeding, hen nutrition and laying environment, among other significant topics. Part four addresses organic and free range egg production, the impact of egg production on the environment and non-poultry eggs. A chapter on processed egg products completes the volume. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Volume 1 of Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products is an essential reference for managers in the egg industry, professionals in the food industry using eggs as ingredients and all those with a research interest in the subject. Focuses on egg chemistry, production and consumption with reference to the factors than can impact egg qualityReviews recent research in the areas of disease, egg quality and the development of new technologies to assure egg safetyComprehensively covers organic, free-range and processed egg production

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Book
Author : Y Nys,M Bain,F Van Immerseel
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-19
ISBN : 0857093916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eggs are economical and of high nutritional value, yet can also be a source of foodborne disease. Understanding of the factors influencing egg quality has increased in recent years and new technologies to assure egg safety have been developed. Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products reviews recent research in these areas. Volume 1 focuses on egg chemistry, production and consumption. Part one sets the scene with information on egg production and consumption in certain countries. Part two then provides essential information on egg formation and chemistry. Factors that impact egg quality are the focus of part three. Chapters cover the role of poultry breeding, hen nutrition and laying environment, among other significant topics. Part four addresses organic and free range egg production, the impact of egg production on the environment and non-poultry eggs. A chapter on processed egg products completes the volume. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Volume 1 of Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products is an essential reference for managers in the egg industry, professionals in the food industry using eggs as ingredients and all those with a research interest in the subject. Focuses on egg chemistry, production and consumption with reference to the factors than can impact egg quality Reviews recent research in the areas of disease, egg quality and the development of new technologies to assure egg safety Comprehensively covers organic, free-range and processed egg production

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Book
Author : F. van Immerseel,Y. Nys,Maureen Bain
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-06
ISBN : 9780081016800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Opening chapters in Volume 2 of this essential collection address aspects of egg contamination, with particular emphasis on Salmonella Enteritidis. Control of egg safety and quality is the focus of part 2. Preharvest control of salmonella, egg decontamination and egg defect detection are among the topics reviewed. Part 3 covers the areas of nutritionally-enriched eggs, eggs as nutraceuticals and other applications of eggs.

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Book
Author : Yves Nys,Maureen Bain
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products book written by Yves Nys,Maureen Bain, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Book
Author : F Van Immerseel,Y Nys,M Bain
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-19
ISBN : 0857093924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eggs are economical and of high nutritional value, yet can also be a source of foodborne disease. Understanding of the factors influencing egg quality has increased in recent years and new technologies to assure egg safety have been developed. Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products reviews recent research in these areas Volume 2 focuses on egg safety and nutritional quality. Part one provides an overview of egg contaminants, covering both microbial pathogens and chemical residues. Salmonella control in laying hens is the focus of part two. Chapters cover essential topics such as monitoring and control procedures in laying flocks and egg decontamination methods. Finally, part three looks at the role of eggs in nutrition and other health applications. Chapters cover dietary cholesterol, egg allergy, egg enrichment and bioactive fractions of eggs, among other topics. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Volume 2 of Improving the safety and quality of eggs and egg products is an essential reference for managers in the egg industry, professionals in the food industry using eggs as ingredients and all those with a research interest in the subject. Focuses on egg safety and nutritional quality with reference to egg contaminants such as Salmonella Enteritidis Chapters discuss essential topics such as monitoring and control procedures in laying flocks and egg decontamination methods Presents a comprehensive overview of the role of eggs in nutrition and other health applications including dietary cholesterol, egg allergy, egg enrichment and bioactive fractions of eggs

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products

Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products Book
Author : Yves Nys,Maureen Bain
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Improving the Safety and Quality of Eggs and Egg Products book written by Yves Nys,Maureen Bain, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts

Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts Book
Author : Linda J Harris
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 0857097482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As tree nuts and peanuts become increasingly recognised for their health-promoting properties, the provision of safe, high quality nuts is a growing concern. Improving the safety and quality of nuts reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management. Part one explores production and processing practices and their influence on nut contaminants. Chapters discuss agricultural practices to reduce microbial contamination of nuts, pest control in postharvest nuts, and the impact of nut postharvest handling, de-shelling, drying and storage on quality. Further chapters review the validation of processes for reducing the microbial load on nuts and integrating Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) for safer nut processing. Chapters in part two focus on improving nut quality and safety and highlight oxidative rancidity in nuts, the impact of roasting on nut quality, and advances in automated nut sorting. Final chapters explore the safety and quality of a variety of nuts including almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts. Improving the safety and quality of nuts is a comprehensive resource for food safety, product development and QA professionals using nuts in foods, those involved in nut growing, nut handling and nut processing, and researchers in food science and horticulture departments interested in the area. Reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management and addresses the influences of production and processing practices on nut safety Analyses particular nut contaminants, safety management in nut processing and significant nut quality issues, such as oxidative rancidity Places focus on quality and safety in the production and processing of selected types of nuts

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality Book
Author : M Taylor
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN : 1782420428
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Natural additives are increasingly favoured over synthetic ones as methods of ensuring food safety and long shelf-life. The antimicrobial properties of both plant-based antimicrobials such as essential oils and proteins such as bacteriocins are used in, for example, edible preservative films, in food packaging and in combination with synthetic preservatives for maximum efficacy. New developments in delivery technology such as nanoencapsulation also increase the potential of natural antimicrobials for widespread use in industry. Part one introduces the different types of natural antimicrobials for food applications. Part two covers methods of application, and part three looks at determining the effectiveness of natural antimicrobials in food. Part four focuses on enhancing quality and safety, and includes chapters on specific food products. Reviews different types of antimicrobials used in food safety and quality Covers how antimicrobials are created to be used in different foods Examines how the antimicrobials are used in foods to enhance the safety and quality

Nanotechnology in the Food Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries

Nanotechnology in the Food  Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries Book
Author : Qingrong Huang
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-04-19
ISBN : 085709565X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology has the potential to impact on food processing significantly. This important book summarises current research in this area and provides an overview of both current and possible future applications of nanotechnologies in the food industry. Issues such as safety and regulation are also addressed. After an introductory overview, the first part discusses general issues such as risk assessment, the regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food. Part two summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in food processing, including nanoscale nutraceutical delivery systems, nanoemulsions and colloids, nanoscale rapid detection devices for contaminants, nanofiltration and nanocomposite packaging materials. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Nanotechnology in the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries is a valuable reference work for both food processors and those researching this expanding field. Discusses issues such as risk assessment, regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food Summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in food processing, including nutraceutical delivery and packaging materials Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this book is an invaluable reference for industry professionals and academics alike

Manley s Technology of Biscuits Crackers and Cookies

Manley   s Technology of Biscuits  Crackers and Cookies Book
Author : Duncan Manley
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-09-28
ISBN : 0857093649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Manley’s Technology of Biscuits, Crackers and Cookies is widely regarded as the standard work in its field. Part one covers management issues such as HACCP, quality control, process control and product development. Part two deals with the selection of raw materials and ingredients. The range and types of biscuits is covered in part three, while part four covers the main production processes and equipment, from bulk handling and metering of ingredients to packaging, storage and waste management. Eight expert authors have joined Duncan Manley in extensively updating and expanding the book, which is now some 25% longer than the previous edition. Part one now includes a new chapter on sustainability in the biscuit industry and the discussion of process and efficiency control is more detailed. In part two the information on wheat flour has been extensively revised to reflect recent developments and there are entirely new chapters on fats and oils and packaging materials. Photographs of the major types of biscuits now illustrate chapters in part three, which also includes a newly-composed chapter on the position of biscuits in nutrition. Finally, part four has been comprehensively reviewed and revised with the assistance of an author from a major machinery manufacturer. With its distinguished editor and team of expert contributors this new edition consolidates the position of Manley’s Technology of Biscuits, Crackers and Cookies as the standard reference work in the industry. Widely regarded as the standard work in its field Covers management issues such as HACCP, quality control, process control and product development Deals with the selection of raw materials and ingredients

Quantitative Microbiology in Food Processing

Quantitative Microbiology in Food Processing Book
Author : Anderson de Souza Sant'Ana
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 1118823052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microorganisms are essential for the production of many foods, including cheese, yoghurt, and bread, but they can also cause spoilage and diseases. Quantitative Microbiology of Food Processing: Modeling the Microbial Ecology explores the effects of food processing techniques on these microorganisms, the microbial ecology of food, and the surrounding issues concerning contemporary food safety and stability. Whilst literature has been written on these separate topics, this book seamlessly integrates all these concepts in a unique and comprehensive guide. Each chapter includes background information regarding a specific unit operation, discussion of quantitative aspects, and examples of food processes in which the unit operation plays a major role in microbial safety. This is the perfect text for those seeking to understand the quantitative effects of unit operations and beyond on the fate of foodborne microorganisms in different foods. Quantitative Microbiology of Food Processing is an invaluable resource for students, scientists, and professionals of both food engineering and food microbiology.

Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality

Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality Book
Author : Rickey Y. Yada
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2015-07-28
ISBN : 1782422978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality provides readers with the latest information on enzymes, a biological processing tool that offers the food industry a unique means to control and tailor specific food properties. The book explores new techniques in the production, engineering, and application of enzymes, covering sourcing, isolation, and production of enzymes for food applications. In addition, chapters include detailed discussions of enzyme processing, analytical and diagnostic applications of enzymes in the food industry, and enzyme applications in specific food commodities. Provides readers with the latest information on enzymes and their unique applications in the food industry Explores new techniques in the production, engineering, and application of enzymes, covering sourcing, isolation, and production of enzymes for food applications Chapters include detailed discussions of enzyme processing, engineering and analytical and diagnostic applications of enzymes in the food industry, and enzyme applications in specific food commodities

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs

Developing Food Products for Consumers with Specific Dietary Needs Book
Author : Steve Osborn,Wayne Morley
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-17
ISBN : 0081003404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developing Food Products for Customers with Specific Dietary Needs explains the process for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs, further shining a light on the number of increasing medical conditions related to food intake that have emerged in the past few decades. From increased fat and sugar intake leading to higher levels of obesity, to greater levels of coeliac disease, the ingredients and nutritional content of food is becoming more and more important. Additionally, consumers are following particular diets for many different reasons, be it health related, or for religious or moral reasons. The first part of the book looks, in detail, at the organizational structure required within a company to allow for the development of food products which meet the needs of these customers, while the second part presents a number of case studies highlighting the development of food products for various dietary requirements. Precise coverage includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods, as well as the development of organic and vegetarian products for consumers who are following diets for personal reasons. The potential solutions for developing foods for customers who have specific dietary needs are likely to include both ingredients and technology developments. The ingredients area includes simple reductions as well as replacement strategies, whilst technology will be applied to both the ingredient itself and the host food product. All are aimed at maintaining the product quality as perceived by the customer. Provides an overview of the organizational structure required within a company to develop foods for specific customer needs Includes section on the development of low-sodium, low-sugar, low-fat, and low-carbohydrate products with the aim of producing healthier foods Presents case studies that deliver a best practice view on developing foods for customers with specific dietary needs Written by industry professionals, this book offers in-depth coverage of this topic of ever increasing importance to the food industry

Global Safety of Fresh Produce

Global Safety of Fresh Produce Book
Author : Jeffrey Hoorfar
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2014-02-14
ISBN : 1782420274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Continuing food poisoning outbreaks around the globe have put fresh produce safety at the forefront of food research. Global Safety of Fresh Produce provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of best practice for produce safety throughout the food chain, and unique coverage of commercial technologies for fresh produce safety. Part one covers the production and regulation of fresh produce on the agricultural level, including issues of niche farm fresh products, FDA regulation, and zoonotic transfer of pathogens from animals to farm products. Part two moves on to look at safety and environmental issues surrounding fresh produce processing, such as postharvest washing, alternative sanitizers, and using produce waste as animal feed. Part three focuses on current and emerging commercial solutions for fresh produce safety, like ionizing radiation and edible coatings, and part four covers methods of laboratory testing and related legislation. The final section of the book covers a series of case studies of fresh produce safety breaches, including European E. coli outbreaks in sprouts and leafy greens, and the illegal use of fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) in China. This book is an essential text for R&D managers in the fresh produce industry, quality control professionals working with fresh produce throughout the food chain, postgraduate students, and academic researchers with an interest in fresh produce safety. Provides a comprehensive overview of best practice for produce safety Examines the production and regulation of fresh agricultural produce Looks at safety and environmental issues surrounding fresh produce processing

Advances in Microbial Food Safety

Advances in Microbial Food Safety Book
Author : J Sofos
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-11-25
ISBN : 1782421157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research and legislation in food microbiology continue to evolve, and outbreaks of foodborne disease place further pressure on the industry to provide microbiologically safe products. This second volume in the series Advances in Microbial Food Safety summarises major recent advances in this field, and complements volume 1 to provide an essential overview of developments in food microbiology. Part one opens the book with an interview with a food safety expert. Part two provides updates on single pathogens, and part three looks at pathogen detection, identification and surveillance. Part four covers pathogen control and food preservation. Finally, part five focuses on pathogen control management. Extends the breadth and coverage of the first volume in the series Includes updates on specific pathogens and safety for specific foods Reviews both detection and management of foodborne pathogens

Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity

Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity Book
Author : Jeffrey Hoorfar
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-06-25
ISBN : 0857096931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The identification and control of food contaminants rely on careful investigation and implementation of appropriate management strategies. Using a wide range of real-life examples, Case studies in food safety and authenticity provides a vital insight into the practical application of strategies for control and prevention. Part one provides examples of recent outbreak investigations from a wide range of experts around the world, including lessons learnt, before part two goes on to explore examples of how the source was traced and the implications for the food chain. Methods of crisis management are the focus of part three, whilst part four provides studies of farm-level interventions and the tracking of contaminants before they enter the food chain. Part five is focussed on safe food production, and considers the challenges of regulatory testing and certification, hygiene control and predictive microbiology. The book concludes in part six with an examination of issues related to food adulteration and authenticity. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Case studies in food safety and authenticity is a key reference work for those involved in food production, including quality control, laboratory and risk managers, food engineers, and anyone involved in researching and teaching food safety. Delivers a vital insight into the practical application of strategies for control and prevention of food contaminants Provides detailed examples of recent outbreak investigations from a wide range of international experts, discussing how the source was traced and the implications for the food chain Chapters discuss methods of crisis management, farm-level interventions, safe food production and the challenges of regulatory testing and certification

High Throughput Screening for Food Safety Assessment

High Throughput Screening for Food Safety Assessment Book
Author : Arun K. Bhunia,Moon S. Kim,Chris R. Taitt
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-09-06
ISBN : 0857098071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent advances in array-based detectors and imaging technologies have provided high throughput systems that can operate within a substantially reduced timeframe and other techniques that can detect multiple contaminants at one time. These technologies are revolutionary in terms of food safety assessment in manufacturing, and will also have a significant impact on areas such as public health and food defence. This book summarizes the latest research and applications of sensor technologies for online and high throughput screening of food. The book first introduces high throughput screening strategies and technology platforms, and discusses key issues in sample collection and preparation. The subsequent chapters are then grouped into four sections: Part I reviews biorecognition techniques; Part II covers the use of optical biosensors and hyperspectral imaging in food safety assessment; Part III focuses on electrochemical and mass-based transducers; and finally Part IV deals with the application of these safety assessment technologies in specific food products, including meat and poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Summarises the latest research on sensor technologies for online and high-throughput screening of food Covers high-throughput screening and the current and forecast state of rapid contaminant detection technologies Looks at the use of optical and electrochemical biosensors and hyperspectral imaging in food safety assessment and the application of these technologies in specific food products

Instrumental Assessment of Food Sensory Quality

Instrumental Assessment of Food Sensory Quality Book
Author : David Kilcast
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-09-30
ISBN : 0857098853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Instrumental measurements of the sensory quality of food and drink are of growing importance in both complementing data provided by sensory panels and in providing valuable data in situations in which the use of human subjects is not feasible. Instrumental assessment of food sensory quality reviews the range and use of instrumental methods for measuring sensory quality. After an introductory chapter, part one goes on to explore the principles and practice of the assessment and analysis of food appearance, flavour, texture and viscosity. Part two reviews advances in methods for instrumental assessment of food sensory quality and includes chapters on food colour measurement using computer vision, gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC-O), electronic noses and tongues for in vivo food flavour measurement, and non-destructive methods for food texture assessment. Further chapters highlight in-mouth measurement of food quality and emerging flavour analysis methods for food authentication. Finally, chapters in part three focus on the instrumental assessment of the sensory quality of particular foods and beverages including meat, poultry and fish, baked goods, dry crisp products, dairy products, and fruit and vegetables. The instrumental assessment of the sensory quality of wine, beer, and juices is also discussed. Instrumental assessment of food sensory quality is a comprehensive technical resource for quality managers and research and development personnel in the food industry and researchers in academia interested in instrumental food quality measurement. Reviews the range and use of instrumental methods for measuring sensory quality Explores the principles and practice of the assessment and analysis of food appearance, flavour, texture and viscosity Reviews advances in methods for instrumental assessment of food sensory quality

Developing Children s Food Products

Developing Children   s Food Products Book
Author : David Kilcast,Fiona Angus
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-02-16
ISBN : 0857091131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The development of food and drink products for children and adolescents represents an expanding market sector, which has received little attention in the existing literature. In recognition of increasing concerns regarding diet and nutrition in children and their potential impact on nutrition-related health issues in later life, this book covers three broad aspects relating to developing children’s food products – nutrition and health, children’s food choices, and the design and testing of food and drink products for children. Part one covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, such as nutritional requirements, fluid intake needs, diet and behaviour and growing 20th century health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies. Part two then focuses on children’s food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children’s food choices both inside and outside of the home. Finally, part three considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and adolescents to design food and drink products, and how best to undertake consumer and sensory testing with children. With its team of expert international contributors, Developing children’s food products is an essential resource for both academics and food industry professionals, offering particular assistance to product developers working within the competitive children’s market. Covers topical issues in pre-adult nutrition and health, discussing diet and behaviour and growing health problems such as childhood obesity and food allergies Reviews children’s food choices, addressing food promotion and food choice in children and strategies that can be used to improve children’s food choices Considers the design of food and drink products for children, with an emphasis on working with children and how best to undertake testing

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development Book
Author : Maurice O'Sullivan
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-09-16
ISBN : 0081003579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development explores traditional and well established sensory methods (difference, descriptive and affective) as well as taking a novel approach to product development and the use of new methods and recent innovations. This book investigates the use of these established and new sensory methods, particularly hedonic methods coupled with descriptive methods (traditional and rapid), through multivariate data analytical interfaces in the process of optimizing food and beverage products effectively in a strategically defined manner. The first part of the book covers the sensory methods which are used by sensory scientists and product developers, including established and new and innovative methods. The second section investigates the product development process and how the application of sensory analysis, instrumental methods and multivariate data analysis can improve new product development, including packaging optimization and shelf life. The final section defines the important sensory criteria and modalities of different food and beverage products including Dairy, Meat, Confectionary, Bakery, and Beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and presents case studies indicating how the methods described in the first two sections have been successfully and innovatively applied to these different foods and beverages. The book is written to be of value to new product development researchers working in large corporations, SMEs (micro, small or medium-sized enterprises) as well as being accessible to the novice starting up their own business. The innovative technologies and methods described are less expensive than some more traditional practices and aim to be quick and effective in assisting products to market. Sensory testing is critical for new product development/optimization, ingredient substitution and devising appropriate packaging and shelf life as well as comparing foods or beverages to competitor’s products. Presents novel and effective sensory-based methods for new product development—two related fields that are often covered separately Provides accessible, useful guidance to the new product developer working in a large multi-national food company as well as novices starting up a new business Offers case studies that provide examples of how these methods have been applied to real product development by practitioners in a wide range of organizations Investigates how the application of sensory analysis can improve new product development including packaging optimization