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Laboratory Models for Foodborne Infections

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Dongyou Liu
March 21, 2017

Resulting from ingestion of inappropriately prepared or stored foods containing pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, foodborne infections have become a significant source of human morbidity and mortality worldwide in recent decades. This may be largely attributable to the remarkable po...

Improving Food Quality with Novel Food Processing Technologies

Özlem Tokuşoğlu, Barry G. Swanson
February 19, 2018

Consumers around the world have become better educated and more demanding in their identification and purchase of quality health-promoting foods; therefore the food industry requires innovative technologies to provide their clientele with safe and stable foods that meet safety regulations ....

Food Safety Chemistry: Toxicant Occurrence, Analysis and Mitigation

Liangli (Lucy) Yu, Shuo Wang, Bao-Guo Sun
February 19, 2018

A comprehensive examination of the chemistry of food toxicants produced during processing, formulation, and storage of food, Food Safety Chemistry: Toxicant Occurrence, Analysis and Mitigation provides the information you need to develop practical approaches to control and reduce contaminant levels...

Spectroscopic Methods in Food Analysis

Adriana S. Franca, Leo M.L. Nollet
December 21, 2017

Given the inherent complexity of food products, most instrumental techniques employed for quality and authenticity evaluation (e.g., chromatographic methods) are time demanding, expensive, and involve a considerable amount of manual labor. Therefore, there has been an increasing interest in simpler...

Food Traceability and Authenticity: Analytical Techniques

Didier Montet, Ramesh C. Ray
December 05, 2017

Food traceability is a growing consumer concern worldwide. Traceability is undertaken primarily at the administrative level, where the use of advanced analytical tools is not available. Nevertheless, the determination of geographical origin is a requirement of the traceability system for the import...

Trends in Fish Processing Technologies

Daniela Borda, Anca I. Nicolau, Peter Raspor
October 26, 2017

The high market demand based on consumers’ trust in fish as a healthy and nutritious food resource made fish processing a very dynamic industry, spurring many innovations in processing and packaging methods. Trends in Fish Processing Technologies not only reflects what is currently new in fish...

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Milan Houška, Filipa Vinagre Marques da Silva
October 24, 2017

High pressure processing is a fast-growing food processing technology and opens the door to nearly-fresh products that retain their sensorial and nutritional qualities. High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products reviews and summarizes the latest advances in novel high-pressure...

Managing Food Safety Risks in the Agri-Food Industries

Jan Mei Soon, Richard Baines
October 23, 2017

Modern farming practices involve more stakeholders in the supply chain, presenting issues of storage, transportation, and distribution prior to reaching the consumer. This increasing complexity in food production chains creates more points for introducing microorganism contamination of crops,...

Food Safety and Protection

V Ravishankar Rai, Jamuna A Bai
September 20, 2017

This book provides an overview of issues associated primarily with food safety, shelf-life assessment and preservation of foods. Food safety and protection is a multidisciplinary topic that focuses on the safety, quality, and security aspects of food. Food safety issues involve microbial risks in...

Trends in Food Safety and Protection

V Ravishankar Rai, Jamuna A Bai
September 20, 2017

Trends in Food Safety and Protection explores the recent developments and ongoing research in the field of food safety and protection. The book covers improvements in the existing techniques and implementation of novel analytical methods for detecting and characterizing foodborne pathogens....

Meat Quality: Genetic and Environmental Factors

Wieslaw Przybylski, PhD, David Hopkins, PhD
September 01, 2017

One of the biggest challenges faced by meat producers today is the requirement to improve the quality of meat while maintaining focus on efficiency and higher yields. Numerous studies have shown that consumers are willing to pay premiums for meat products with guaranteed eating quality. This book...

Food Allergy: Methods of Detection and Clinical Studies

Anas M. Abdel Rahman
August 22, 2017

This book explores the recent advances and integrations in molecular technology in food research platforms, which have revolutionized the way we discover and trace potential allergens in our food and drugs and how we utilize that for diagnosis and management. These different technologies for global...

Food Forensics: Stable Isotopes as a Guide to Authenticity and Origin

James F. Carter, Lesley A. Chesson
July 13, 2017

Food forensics is a multi-disciplinary science involving advanced analytical techniques, plant and animal metabolism, and sophisticated data interpretation tools. This book explains how plants, and in turn animals eating those plants, assimilate stable isotopes and trace elements from their...

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