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Ecosustainable Polymer Nanomaterials for Food Packaging: Innovative Solutions, Characterization Needs, Safety and Environmental Issues

Ecosustainable Polymer Nanomaterials for Food Packaging: Innovative Solutions, Characterization Needs, Safety and Environmental Issues

Clara Silvestre, Sossio Cimmino

January 16, 2013

Polymer nanotechnology offers exciting benefits to the food industry, including better materials for food packaging and safer foods on supermarket shelves with lower incidences of contamination. Ecosustainable Polymer Nanomaterials for Food Packaging: Innovative Solutions, Characterization Needs,...

Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Gordon L. Robertson

November 26, 2012

Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition presents a comprehensive and accessible discussion of food packaging principles and their applications. Integrating concepts from chemistry, microbiology, and engineering, it continues in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors and has...

Handbook of Aseptic Processing and Packaging, Second Edition

Handbook of Aseptic Processing and Packaging, Second Edition

Jairus R. D. David, Ralph H. Graves, Thomas Szemplenski

November 15, 2012

Since publication of the first edition of this book, Aseptic Processing and Packaging of Food, significant changes have taken place in several aseptic processing and packaging areas. These include changes in aseptic filling of nutritional beverages in plastic bottles; the popularity of value-added...

Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Ioannis Arvanitoyannis

June 12, 2012

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability. To meet these demands, new processing and preservation techniques have arisen, most notably modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and active packaging (AP)....

Operations in Food Refrigeration

Operations in Food Refrigeration

Rodolfo H. Mascheroni

June 06, 2012

The final quality of a food product is impacted heavily by preservation technologies, such as chilling, freezing, and freeze-drying, as well as the numerous pretreatments that are routinely applied to foods. Adequate design and implementation of each of these treatments are critical to ensuring the...

Shelf Life Assessment of Food

Shelf Life Assessment of Food

Maria Cristina Nicoli

May 11, 2012

Determining accurate shelf life data for foods is essential for assuring food quality and protecting consumers from the effects of degradation. With a proper balance of theory and practical examples, Shelf Life Assessment of Food presents the essential criteria and current methodologies for...

Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging, Second Edition

Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging, Second Edition

Da-Wen Sun

October 19, 2011

Consumer demand for a year-round supply of seasonal produce and ready-made meals remains the driving force behind innovation in frozen food technology. Now in its second edition, Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging explores the art and science of frozen foods and assembles essential...

Edible Coatings and Films to Improve Food Quality, Second Edition

Edible Coatings and Films to Improve Food Quality, Second Edition

Elizabeth A. Baldwin, Robert Hagenmaier, Jinhe Bai

August 24, 2011

Since the publication of the first edition of this text, ever-increasing coatings research has led to many developments in the field. Updated and completely revised with the latest discoveries, Edible Coatings and Films to Improve Food Quality, Second Edition is a critical resource for all those...

Sensory Shelf Life Estimation of Food Products

Sensory Shelf Life Estimation of Food Products

Guillermo Hough

May 25, 2010

Complying with food regulations and, more importantly, quality standards, requires practical and reliable methods to estimate a product’s shelf life. Emphasizing the importance of the consumer’s perception of when food has reached the end of its shelf life, Sensory Shelf Life Estimation of Food...

Postharvest Biology and Technology for Preserving Fruit Quality

Postharvest Biology and Technology for Preserving Fruit Quality

Daniel Valero, Maria Serrano

May 12, 2010

Interest in the postharvest behavior of fruits and vegetables has a history as long as mankind’s. Once we moved past mere survival, the goal of postharvest preservation research became learning how to balance consumer satisfaction with quantity and quality while also preserving nutritional quality....

Ready-to-Eat Foods: Microbial Concerns and Control Measures

Ready-to-Eat Foods: Microbial Concerns and Control Measures

Andy Hwang, Lihan Huang

March 03, 2010

With growing consumer demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) foods that are wholesome and require less handling and preparation, the production of RTE foods has increased and their variety has expanded considerably, spanning from bagged spinach to pre-packaged school lunches. But since RTE foods are...

Food Packaging and Shelf Life: A Practical Guide

Food Packaging and Shelf Life: A Practical Guide

Gordon L. Robertson

December 21, 2009

The importance of food packaging hardly needs emphasizing since only a handful of foods are sold in an unpackaged state. With an increasing focus on sustainability and cost-effectiveness, responsible companies no longer want to over-package their food products, yet many remain unsure just where...