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Irradiation for Quality Improvement Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce

Irradiation for Quality Improvement  Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce Book
Author : Rivka Barkai-Golan,Peter A Follett
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-05-29
ISBN : 0128110260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce presents the last six and a half decades of scientific information on the topic. This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. This reference is intended for a wide range of scientists, researchers, and students in the fields of plant diseases and postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables. It is a means for disease control to promote food safety and quality for the food industry and can be used in food safety and agriculture courses. Discusses pathogen resistance to common chemical synthetic compounds Presents up-to-date research and benefits of phytosanitary irradiation Includes comprehensive research for alternative treatments for postharvest disease control Provides the non-residual feature of ionizing radiation as a physical means for disease control to produce chemical free foods

Drosophila suzukii Management

Drosophila suzukii Management Book
Author : Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-02-08
ISBN : 303062692X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae), the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), is the most important pest affecting berry crop production worldwide. The global fresh fruit trade, coupled with the ability of the larvae to hide inside the fruit undetected until after transportation, facilitate their distribution. SWD is native to Asia, but is increasingly found in other regions: occurrences have been recorded in the Americas and Europe, and Africa, and the insects have the potential to adapt and become established in Oceania. Gathering the experiences of leading scientists in the management of D. suzukii around the globe, the book addresses D. suzukii monitoring; biological, chemical and cultural control; sterile insect technique (SIT); integrated pest management (IPM), and other control methods. It also discusses the use of drones, GPS, biotechnology, telemetry and other technological tools to make the management of this pest more efficient and accurate. As such, it is a valuable resource for scientists, professionals and students.

Novel Technologies in Food Science

Novel Technologies in Food Science Book
Author : Navnidhi Chhikara,Anil Panghal,Gaurav Chaudhary
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2023-01-04
ISBN : 111977635X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES IN FOOD SCIENCE Presenting cutting-edge information on new and emerging food engineering processes, Novel Technologies in Food Science, the newest volume in the ground-breaking new series, “Bioprocessing in Food Science,” is an essential reference on the modelling, quality, safety, and technologies associated with food processing operations today. Novel Technologies in Food Science, the latest volume in the series, “Bioprocessing in Food Science,” is based on the novel technologies in usage and requirements for handling, processing, storage, and packaging of food. Novel bioprocessing technologies are gaining more interest among researchers and industries due to the minimal impact on product quality in comparison to conventional methods. These techniques are also superior in terms of energy, time-saving and extended shelf life, and thus can replace the conventional technologies partially or completely. Practical application of these technologies by the food industry, however, is limited due to higher costs, lack of knowledge in food manufacturers for the implementation of technologies, and validation systems. An in-depth discussion on consumer needs and rights, industry responsibilities, and future prospectus of novel technologies in food science are covered in this volume. The main objective of this book is to disseminate knowledge about the recent technologies developed in the field of food science to students, researchers, and industry people. This will enable them to make crucial decisions regarding the adoption, implementation, economics, and constraints of the different technologies. Different technologies like ultrasonication, pulse electric field, high-pressure processing, magnetization, ohmic heating, and irradiation are discussed with their application in food product manufacturing, packaging, food safety, and quality assurance. Whether for the veteran engineer or scientist, the student, or a manager or other technician working in the field, this volume is a must-have for any library.

Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables Book
Author : Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-08-13
ISBN : 012812699X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Postharvest Disinfection of Fruits and Vegetables describes available technologies to reduce microbial infection for maintaining postharvest quality and safety. The book analyzes alternative and traditional methodologies and points out the significant advantages and limitations of each technique, thus facilitating both cost and time savings. This reference is for anyone in the fresh produce industry who is involved in postharvest handling and management. It discusses, in detail, the latest disinfection approaches, low-cost treatment strategies, management and protocols to control fresh produce qualities, diseases and insect infestation. Includes methods to reduce microbial contamination using chlorination, ozone, pulsed light, irradiation and plasma technology Provides practical applications of recently developed, natural anti-microbial agents for eco-friendly and sustainable solutions Explores various disinfection technologies for quality assurance and for the development of potential new technologies

Innovative Food Processing Technologies

Innovative Food Processing Technologies Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-08-18
ISBN : 0128157828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food process engineering, a branch of both food science and chemical engineering, has evolved over the years since its inception and still is a rapidly changing discipline. While traditionally the main objective of food process engineering was preservation and stabilization, the focus today has shifted to enhance health aspects, flavour and taste, nutrition, sustainable production, food security and also to ensure more diversity for the increasing demand of consumers. The food industry is becoming increasingly competitive and dynamic, and strives to develop high quality, freshly prepared food products. To achieve this objective, food manufacturers are today presented with a growing array of new technologies that have the potential to improve, or replace, conventional processing technologies, to deliver higher quality and better consumer targeted food products, which meet many, if not all, of the demands of the modern consumer. These new, or innovative, technologies are in various stages of development, including some still at the R&D stage, and others that have been commercialised as alternatives to conventional processing technologies. Food process engineering comprises a series of unit operations traditionally applied in the food industry. One major component of these operations relates to the application of heat, directly or indirectly, to provide foods free from pathogenic microorganisms, but also to enhance or intensify other processes, such as extraction, separation or modification of components. The last three decades have also witnessed the advent and adaptation of several operations, processes, and techniques aimed at producing high quality foods, with minimum alteration of sensory and nutritive properties. Some of these innovative technologies have significantly reduced the thermal component in food processing, offering alternative nonthermal methods. Food Processing Technologies: A Comprehensive Review covers the latest advances in innovative and nonthermal processing, such as high pressure, pulsed electric fields, radiofrequency, high intensity pulsed light, ultrasound, irradiation and new hurdle technology. Each section will have an introductory article covering the basic principles and applications of each technology, and in-depth articles covering the currently available equipment (and/or the current state of development), food quality and safety, application to various sectors, food laws and regulations, consumer acceptance, advancements and future scope. It will also contain case studies and examples to illustrate state-of-the-art applications. Each section will serve as an excellent reference to food industry professionals involved in the processing of a wide range of food categories, e.g., meat, seafood, beverage, dairy, eggs, fruits and vegetable products, spices, herbs among others.

Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future

Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future Book
Author : Hemen Sarma,Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-04-16
ISBN : 1119671051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future Explore the state-of-the-art in biosurfactant technology and its applications in environmental remediation, biomedicine, and biotechnology Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future explores recent developments in biosurfactants and their use in a variety of cutting-edge applications. The book opens a window on the rapid development of microbiology by explaining how microbes and their products are used in advanced medical technology and in the sustainable remediation of emerging environmental contaminants. The book emphasizes the different techniques that are used for the production of biosurfactants from microorganisms and their characterization. Various aspects of biosurfactants, including structural characteristics, developments, production, bio-economics and their sustainable use in the environment and biomedicine, are addressed, and the book also presents metagenomic strategies to facilitate the discovery of novel biosurfactants producing microorganisms. Readers will benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the state-of-the-art in biosurfactant technology, techniques, and applications An exploration of biosurfactant enhanced remediation of sediments contaminated with organics and inorganics A discussion of perspectives for biomedical and biotechnological applications of biosurfactants A review of the antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibiofilm potential of biosurfactants against multi-drug-resistant pathogens. An examination of biosurfactant-inspired control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Perfect for academic researchers and scientists working in the petrochemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, and in the agroindustry, Biosurfactants for a Sustainable Future will also earn a place in the libraries of scientists working in environmental biotechnology, environmental science, and biomedical engineering.

Irradiation for Food Safety and Quality

Irradiation for Food Safety and Quality Book
Author : Paisan Loaharanu,Paul Thomas
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-08-26
ISBN : 1000117294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food irradiation is increasingly used worldwide as a proven and effective method of food preservation, as well as for improvement of food safety and quality. The International Conference on Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Food through Radiation Processing convened for the presentation of new irradiation technology, and to assess the role of irradiation in ensuring the safety and nutritional adequacy of food of plant and animal origin. This new book presents the complete texts of all twenty reports from the conference. Examined are applications of the technology in produce, animal products, and prepared foods, the economics of various irradiation technologies, international regulations, the marketing of irradiated products to consumers and retail outlets, and irradiation's implications for the global trade in food and agricultural commodities. Also included is new information on the scientific, regulatory, and consumer acceptance status of food irradiation and the role this technology will play in the 21st century. The new information in this book will be useful to all those involved in the processing, preservation, and distribution of food, as well as food industry managers and regulatory personnel. To receive your copy promptly, please order now. Information on ordering follows the complete table of contents. Conference Sponsors and Speakers This conference was sponsored by three U.N. Agencies: IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), and the WHO (World Health Organization). All authors are leading experts in aspects of food irradiation. From the Editor's Foreword "Significant developments on the acceptance and application of food irradiation as a method to ensure food safety and quality and to facilitate food trade have occurred in recent years. Regulations on food irradiation in many countries either have been or are being harmonized based on the Codex General Standard for Irradiated Foods and relevant recommendations of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI). The number of irradiation facilities for treating food is increasing and many more are under construction or being planned. The consumers are getting accurate information and are beginning to appreciate the benefit of irradiated foods.... The potential of irradiation as a method to ensure the hygienic quality of food, especially those of animal origin, as a quarantine treatment of fresh horticultural commodities, and as a substitute for fumigants, is being realized... The Conference reaffirmed the view that the safety and nutritional adequacy of irradiated food produced under conditions of Good Manufacturing Practice is no longer in question, regardless of the absorbed dose."

Non Thermal Processing Technologies for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry

Non Thermal Processing Technologies for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Book
Author : M. Selvamuthukumaran
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-11-07
ISBN : 1000773914
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fruits and vegetables rapidly spoil due to growth of microorganisms, which further render them unsafe for human consumption. The traditional methods of food preservation, which involves drying, canning, salting, curing, and chemical preservation, can significantly affect food quality by diminishing nutrients during heat processing. This can alter the texture of the products, leave chemical residues in the final processed products, which in turn has greater impact over consumers' safety and health concerns. To combat this problem, various current non-thermal food processing techniques can be employed in fruit and vegetable processing industries to enhance consumer satisfaction for delivering wholesome food products to the market, thus increasing demand. Non-Thermal Processing Technologies for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry introduces the various non-thermal food processing techniques especially employed for fruits and vegetables processing industries; it deals with the effect of several non-thermal processing techniques on quality aspects of processed fruits and vegetable products and keeping quality and consumer acceptability. Key Features: Describes the high-pressure processing techniques employed for processing fruit and vegetable based beverages Discusses the safety aspects of using various innovative non-thermal based technologies for the fruits and vegetables processing industries. Explains ozone application, cold plasma, ultrasound and UV irradiation for fruits and vegetables with their advantages, disadvantages, process operations, mechanism for microbes in activation etc. Presents the commercially viable and economically feasible non-thermal processing technologies for fruit and vegetable industry. This book addresses professors, scientists, food engineers, research scholars, students and industrial personnel for stability enhancement of fruit- and vegetable-based food products by using novel non-thermal food processing techniques. Readers will come to know the current and emerging trends in use of non-thermal processing techniques for its application in several fruit- and vegetable-based food processing industries.

Food Irradiation Research and Technology

Food Irradiation Research and Technology Book
Author : Christopher H. Sommers,Xuetong Fan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 0470276398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The benefits of food irradiation to the public health have been described extensively by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. and the World Health Organization. The American Medical Association and the American Dietetic Association have both endorsed the irradiation process. Yet the potential health benefits of irradiation are unknown to many consumers and food industry representatives who are wary of irradiated foods due to myth-information from “consumer-advocate” groups. Food Irradiation Research and Technology presents the latest scientific findings of researchers at the leading edge of food irradiation. In this book, experts from industry, government, and academia: define the basic principles of irradiation and the public health benefits of irradiation describe advances in irradiation technology, detection technology, and radiation dosimetry review the regulations pertaining to food irradiation and the toxicological safety data provide food industry representatives and public health officials with effective methodologies to educate consumers and counteract misinformation review recent advances in the irradiation of meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, seafood, and the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment Food Irradiation Research and Technology appeals to a broad readership: industry food scientists involved in the processing of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables; food microbiologists and radiation processing specialists; government and industry representatives involved in the import and export of food commodities; and industry, local, and state officials involved in educational efforts regarding food irradiation. Food scientists and technologists share a responsibility to ensure that educational materials provided to the public regarding food safety and processing technologies are based on sound science and fact, not on misconceptions. Food Irradiation Research and Technology meets that goal.

Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science

Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science Book
Author : Vicente M. Gómez-López,Rajeev Bhat
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-12-13
ISBN : 111975951X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive source of in-depth information provided on existing and emerging food technologies based on the electromagnetic spectrum Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science examines various methods employed in food applications that are based on the entire electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. Focusing on recent advances and challenges in food science and technology, this is an up-to-date volume that features vital contributions coming from an international panel of experts who have shared both fundamental and advanced knowledge of information on the dosimetry methods, and on potential applications of gamma irradiation, electron beams, X-rays, radio and microwaves, ultraviolet, visible, pulsed light, and more. Organized into four parts, the text begins with an accessible overview of the physics of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by discussion on the application of the EM spectrum to non-thermal food processing. The physics of infrared radiation, microwaves, and other advanced heating methods are then deliberated in detail—supported by case studies and examples that illustrate a range of both current and potential applications of EM-based methods. The concluding section of the book describes analytical techniques adopted for quality control, such as hyperspectral imaging, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. This authoritative book resource: Covers advanced theoretical knowledge and practical applications on the use of EM spectrum as novel methods in food processing technology Discusses the latest progress in developing quality control methods, thus enabling the control of continuous fast-speed processes Explores future challenges and benefits of employing electromagnetic spectrum in food technology applications Addresses emerging processing technologies related to improving safety, preservation, and overall quality of various food commodities Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science is an essential reading material for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, academics, and agri-food professionals working in the area of food preservation, novel food processing techniques and sustainable food production.

The Role of Post harvest Management in Assuring the Quality and Safety of Horticultural Produce

The Role of Post harvest Management in Assuring the Quality and Safety of Horticultural Produce Book
Author : Adel A. Kader,Rosa Sonya Rolle,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9789251051375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Basic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring the maintenance of quality and safety throughout the post-harvest chain. Specific examples are given to illustrate the economic implications of investing in and applying proper post-harvest technologies. Criteria for the assessment of post-harvest needs, the selection of post-harvest technologies appropriate to the situation and context, and for extending appropriate levels of post-harvest information are also discussed.

Safety and Nutritional Adequacy of Irradiated Food

Safety and Nutritional Adequacy of Irradiated Food Book
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994-01-01
ISBN : 9789241561624
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Safety and Nutritional Adequacy of Irradiated Food book written by World Health Organization, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Postharvest Disease Development

Postharvest Disease Development Book
Author : Elazar Fallik
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-03-19
ISBN : 3036503021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Postharvest losses of fresh produce have always been an obstacle in agriculture. About one third of global fresh fruits and vegetables are lost because their quality has dropped below an acceptance limit. The postharvest quality and shelf life of fresh produce are also determined before harvest. However, postharvest quality is also affected by many practices during and after harvest such as temperature management, controlled and modified atmosphere, coatings, physical treatments, biocontrol, and more. This Special Issue on “Postharvest Disease Development: Pre and/or Postharvest Practices” gathers papers that deal with preharvest and postharvest factors that affect and maintain fresh produce quality after harvest.

The Commercial Storage of Fruits Vegetables and Florist and Nursery Stocks

The Commercial Storage of Fruits  Vegetables  and Florist and Nursery Stocks Book
Author : Robert E. Hardenburg,Alley E. Watada,Chien Yi Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Note for the electronic edition: This draft has been assembled from information prepared by authors from around the world. It has been submitted for editing and production by the USDA Agricultural Research Service Information Staff and should be cited as an electronic draft of a forthcoming publication. Because the 1986 edition is out of print, because we have added much new and updated information, and because the time to publication for so massive a project is still many months away, we are making this draft widely available for comment from industry stakeholders, as well as university research, teaching and extension staff.

Non Thermal Processing Technologies for the Grain Industry

Non Thermal Processing Technologies for the Grain Industry Book
Author : M. Selvamuthukumaran
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-08-19
ISBN : 1000412334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food can rapidly spoil due to growth of microorganisms, and traditional methods of food preservation such as drying, canning, salting, curing, and chemical preservation can affect the quality of the food. Nowadays, various non-thermal processing techniques can be employed in grain processing industries to combat this. They include pulsed electric field processing, high pressure processing, ultrasonic processing, cold plasma processing, and more. Such techniques will satisfy consumer demand for delivering wholesome food products to the market. Non-Thermal Processing Technologies for the Grain Industry addresses these many new non-thermal food processing techniques that are used during grain processing and minimize microbial contamination and spoilage. Key Features: Explains the mechanism involved in application of cold plasma techniques for grain processing, and its strategy for inactivation of microbes by using this technique Deals with the effect of incorporation of electric pulses on quality aspects of various grain based beverage products. Details the innovative high pressure processing techniques used for extraction of antioxidant from food grains Explores the safety issues and applications of non-thermal food processing techniques This book will benefit food scientists, food process engineers, academicians, students, as well as anyone else in the food industry by providing in-depth knowledge and emerging trends about non-thermal processing techniques in various grain-based food processing industries.

Postharvest Handling

Postharvest Handling Book
Author : Robert L. Shewfelt,Stanley E. Prussia
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-12-02
ISBN : 0080925766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetable. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue or technologically based with an emphasis on storage and handling. This book integrates all processes from production practices through consumer consumption with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing fresh product that meets consumer expectations. Postharvest physiologists and technologists across the disciplines of agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, food science and horticulture along with handlers of minially-processed products within the fresh produce fruit and vegetable processing industries will find this to be an invaluable source of information. Uses a systems approach that provides a unique perspective on the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables Designed with the applied perspective to complement the more basic perspectives provided in other treatments Provides the integrated, interdisciplinary perspective needed in research to improve the quality of fresh and minimally processed products Emphasizes that the design of handling systems should be market-driven rather than concentrating on narrow specifics

Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce

Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce Book
Author : Xuetong Fan,Brendan A. Niemira,Christopher J. Doona,Florence E. Feeherry,Robert B. Gravani
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0813804167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce covers all aspects of produce safety including pathogen ecology, agro-management, pre-harvest and post-harvest interventions, and adverse economic impacts of outbreaks. This most recent edition to the IFT Press book series examines the current state of the problems associated with fresh produce by reviewing the recent, high-profile outbreaks associated with fresh-produce, including the possible internalization of pathogens by plant tissues, and understanding how human pathogens survive and multiply in water, soils, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Postharvest

Postharvest Book
Author : R. B. H. Wills,John Brett Golding
Publisher : Cabi
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9781786391483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the basic tenets of postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables and how this influences their postharvest behaviour. Key information about their composition, biochemistry, respiration and physiology are presented. The importance of the management of temperature and humidity for maintaining fresh quality is discussed. The susceptibility of fresh produce to various pathogenic diseases and physiological disorders and their identification and control by environmentally friendly methods are pointed out and technologies that are adjuncts to temperature management, i.e. atmosphere control, controlled ripening, packaging and transport, are highlighted. The principles underlying the food safety based quality assurance systems that also meet environmental requirements are outlined. The influence of consumers on the marketing and storage of fruit and vegetables are also examined.

Advances in Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables Processing

Advances in Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables Processing Book
Author : Olga Martin-Belloso,Robert Soliva Fortuny
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-10-21
ISBN : 1420071238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite a worldwide increase in demand for fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, in many countries these products are prepared in uncontrolled conditions and have the potential to pose substantial risk for consumers. Correspondingly, researchers have ramped up efforts to provide adequate technologies and practices to assure product safety while keeping n

Food Safety Culture

Food Safety Culture Book
Author : Frank Yiannas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-12-10
ISBN : 0387728678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food safety awareness is at an all time high, new and emerging threats to the food supply are being recognized, and consumers are eating more and more meals prepared outside of the home. Accordingly, retail and foodservice establishments, as well as food producers at all levels of the food production chain, have a growing responsibility to ensure that proper food safety and sanitation practices are followed, thereby, safeguarding the health of their guests and customers. Achieving food safety success in this changing environment requires going beyond traditional training, testing, and inspectional approaches to managing risks. It requires a better understanding of organizational culture and the human dimensions of food safety. To improve the food safety performance of a retail or foodservice establishment, an organization with thousands of employees, or a local community, you must change the way people do things. You must change their behavior. In fact, simply put, food safety equals behavior. When viewed from these lenses, one of the most common contributing causes of food borne disease is unsafe behavior (such as improper hand washing, cross-contamination, or undercooking food). Thus, to improve food safety, we need to better integrate food science with behavioral science and use a systems-based approach to managing food safety risk. The importance of organizational culture, human behavior, and systems thinking is well documented in the occupational safety and health fields. However, significant contributions to the scientific literature on these topics are noticeably absent in the field of food safety.