Hygiene in Food Processing

Hygiene in Food Processing
Author: H. L. M. Lelieveld,M A Mostert,B White,John Holah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003-07-25
ISBN 10: 1855737051
ISBN 13: 9781855737051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hygiene in Food Processing Book Review:

A high standard of hygiene is a prerequisite for safe food production, and the foundation on which HACCP and other safety management systems depend. Edited and written by some of the world's leading experts in the field, and drawing on the work of the prestigious European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Hygiene in food processing provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of good hygiene practice for the food industry. Part one looks at the regulatory context, with chapters on the international context, regulation in the EU and the USA. Part two looks at the key issue of hygienic design. After an introductory chapter on sources of contamination, there are chapters on plant design and control of airborne contamination. These are followed by a sequence of chapters on hygienic equipment design, including construction materials, piping systems, designing for cleaning in place and methods for verifying and certifying hygienic design. Part three then reviews good hygiene practices, including cleaning and disinfection, personal hygiene and the management of foreign bodies and insect pests. Drawing on a wealth of international experience and expertise, Hygiene in food processing is a standard work for the food industry in ensuring safe food production. An authoritative and comprehensive review of good hygiene practice for the food industry Draws on the work of the prestigious European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) Written and edited by world renowned experts in the field

Hygiene in Food Processing

Hygiene in Food Processing
Author: H. L. M. Lelieveld,John Holah,David Napper
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-02-14
ISBN 10: 0857098632
ISBN 13: 9780857098634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The hygienic processing of food concerns both potential hazards in food products and the regulation, design, and management of food processing facilities. This second edition of Hygiene in Food Processing gives a revised overview of the practices for safe processing and incorporates additional chapters concerning pest control, microbiological environmental sampling, and the economics of food plants. Part one addresses microbial risks in foods and the corresponding regulation in the European Union. Part two discusses the hygienic design of food factory infrastructure, encompassing the design and materials for the factory itself, as well as food processing equipment. This edition includes a new chapter on the control of compressed gases used to pneumatically operate equipment. Part three focuses on cleaning and disinfection practices in food processing. The chapter on cleaning in place also considers more cost-effective systems, and complements the additional chapter on maintenance of equipment. These chapters also explore issues such as the hygiene of workers, potential infection by foreign bodies, and pest control. Further, the chapter on microbiological sampling explains how to calculate the risk of contamination depending on the product's environment. This essential second edition is useful to professionals responsible for hygiene in the food industry. It provides a comprehensive, yet concise and practical reference source for food plant managers, suppliers of food processing equipment, building contractors, and food inspectors looking for an authoritative introduction to hygiene regulation, hygienic design, and sanitation. Provides a revised overview of the practices for safe processing Incorporates additional chapters concerning pest control, microbiological environmental sampling, and the economics of food plants This essential second edition is useful for professionals responsible for hygiene in the food industry

Sanitation in Food Processing

Sanitation in Food Processing
Author: John Troller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323141668
ISBN 13: 9780323141666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sanitation in Food Processing is a guide to food process sanitation, which illustrates the principles with timely examples. It discusses the importance of training in food-plant sanitation programs, as well as regulatory programs relating to all aspects of food plant sanitation, including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), the construction and design of food plants, and prevention of food-borne diseases. Comprised of 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of sanitation in food processing, good sanitation practices, and the ways to establish a successful food sanitation program. It then discusses factors to consider in the design and construction of food plants; sanitary design and operation of food processing and service equipment; microbial growth in foods; the importance of personal hygiene; and significant insects in the food industry. The reader is also introduced to ways of controlling insects, rodents, and birds in the food environment, while other chapters address sanitation in food packaging, storage, and transport. The book concludes with a summary of food laws and regulations. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, food sanitarians, and others in the food-processing industry who want to learn more about the ways and means of ensuring the quality and safety of the food we eat.

Plant Sanitation for Food Processing and Food Service Second Edition

Plant Sanitation for Food Processing and Food Service  Second Edition
Author: Y. H. Hui
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1386
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 146657769X
ISBN 13: 9781466577695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Sanitation for Food Processing and Food Service Second Edition Book Review:

Comprehensive and accessible, this book presents fundamental principles and applications that are essential for food production and food service safety. It provides basic, practical information on the daily operations in a food processing plant and reviews some of the industry's most recent developments. Formerly titled Food Plant Sanitation, this second edition discusses nine additional food processing industries and contains 14 new chapters. Among others, new topics include sanitation in food transportation and sanitation of fresh produce in retail establishments.

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry
Author: H. L. M. Lelieveld,John Holah,M A Mostert
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2005-10-30
ISBN 10: 1845690532
ISBN 13: 9781845690533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry Book Review:

Developments such as the demand for minimally-processed foods have placed a renewed emphasis on good hygienic practices in the food industry. As a result there has been a wealth of new research in this area. Complementing Woodhead’s best-selling Hygiene in the food industry, which reviews current best practice in hygienic design and operation, Handbook of hygiene control in the food industry provides a comprehensive summary of the key trends and issues in food hygiene research. Developments go fast: results of the R&D meanwhile have been applied or are being implemented as this book goes to print. Part one reviews research on the range of contamination risks faced by food processors. Building on this foundation, Part two discusses current trends in the design both of buildings and types of food processing equipment, from heating and packaging equipment to valves, pipes and sensors. Key issues in effective hygiene management are then covered in part three, from risk analysis, good manufacturing practice and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to improving cleaning and decontamination techniques. The final part of the book reviews developments in ways of monitoring the effectiveness of hygiene operations, from testing surface cleanability to sampling techniques and hygiene auditing. Like Hygiene in the food industry, this book is a standard reference for the food industry in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene in food production. Standard reference on high hygiene standards for the food industry Provides a comprehensive summary of the key trends in food hygiene research Effective hygiene management strategies are explored

Handbook of Food Processing

Handbook of Food Processing
Author: Theodoros Varzakas,Constantina Tzia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 1498721761
ISBN 13: 9781498721769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Packed with case studies and problem calculations, Handbook of Food Processing: Food Preservation presents the information necessary to design food processing operations and goes on to describe the equipment needed to carry them out in detail. The book covers every step in the sequence of converting raw material to the final product. It also discusses the most common food engineering unit operations and food preservation processes, such as blanching, pasteurization, chilling, and freezing to aseptic packaging, non-thermal food processing, and the use of biosensors. Highlights Include Case study on the effect of blanching conditions on sulforaphane content in purple and roman cauliflower (brassica oleracea l. Var. Botrytis) Principles of thermal processing described along with thermal process calculations Case study on microwave preservation of fruit-based products: application to kiwifruit puree Principles and applications of Ohmic heating Advances in food additives and contaminants Use of edible films and coatings in fresh fruits and vegetables preservation The book provides information regarding the common food preservation methods such as blanching, thermal processing of foods, canning, extrusion-cooking, drying or dehydration of foods, chilling, and freezing. It also describes the principles and applications of new thermal and non-thermal food processing technologies, i.e., microwave heating, ohmic heating, high pressure (HP) processing, pulsed electric field (PEF) processing, magnetic fields, ultrasound, use of edible films and coatings, food packaging-aseptic packaging, and modified atmosphere, biosensor and ozone applications. The book helps you keep up with diverse consumer demands and rapidly developing markets.

Food Plant Sanitation

Food Plant Sanitation
Author: Y. H. Hui,L. Bernard Bruinsma,J. Richard Gorham,Wai-Kit Nip,Phillip S. Tong,Phil Ventresca
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2002-09-13
ISBN 10: 9780203910566
ISBN 13: 0203910567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Plant Sanitation Book Review:

Comprehensive and accessible, Food Plant Sanitation presents fundamental principles and applications that are essential for food production safety. It provides basic, practical information on the daily operations in a food processing plant and reviews some of the industry's most recent developments. The book is unique from others on the topic in th

Principles of Food Sanitation

Principles of Food Sanitation
Author: Norman Marriott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781475762648
ISBN 13: 147576264X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hygienic Design of Food Factories

Hygienic Design of Food Factories
Author: John Holah,H. L. M. Lelieveld
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2011-10-26
ISBN 10: 0857094939
ISBN 13: 9780857094933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hygienic Design of Food Factories Book Review:

Food safety is vital for consumer confidence, and the hygienic design of food processing facilities is central to the manufacture of safe products. Hygienic design of food factories provides an authoritative overview of hygiene control in the design, construction and renovation of food factories. The business case for a new or refurbished food factory, its equipment needs and the impacts on factory design and construction are considered in two introductory chapters. Part one then reviews the implications of hygiene and construction regulation in various countries on food factory design. Retailer requirements are also discussed. Part two describes site selection, factory layout and the associated issue of airflow. Parts three, four and five then address the hygienic design of essential parts of a food factory. These include walls, ceilings, floors, selected utility and process support systems, entry and exit points, storage areas and changing rooms. Lastly part six covers the management of building work and factory inspection when commissioning the plant. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Hygienic design of food factories is an essential reference for managers of food factories, food plant engineers and all those with an academic research interest in the field. An authoritative overview of hygiene control in the design, construction and renovation of food factories Examines the implications of hygiene and construction regulation in various countries on food factory design Describes site selection, factory layout and the associated issue of airflow

Biofilms Science and Technology

Biofilms   Science and Technology
Author: L. Melo,T.R. Bott,M. Fletcher,B. Capdeville
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401118248
ISBN 13: 9789401118248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biofilms -- Science and Technology covers the main topics of biofilm formation and activity, from basic science to applied aspects in engineering and medicine. The book presents a masterly discussion of microbial adhesion, the metabolism of microorganisms in biofilms, modelling of mass transfer and biological reaction within biofilms, as well as the behaviour of these microbial communities in industry (waste water treatment, heat exchanger biofouling, membranes, food processing) and in medicine (teeth, implants, prosthetic devices). Laboratory techniques and industrial monitoring methods are also presented. The book is directed at readers at the postgraduate level and is organised as a textbook, containing 11 chapters, a glossary, and a detailed subject index.

Food Safety Management

Food Safety Management
Author: John Holah
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128056630
ISBN 13: 9780128056639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Management Book Review:

Food safety is now seen to be managed and controlled by three fundamental requirements. HACCP programmes control hazards associated with the process, processing environmental prerequisites control hazards associated with the processing environment, and quality systems (e.g. ISO 9000) manage quality-related prerequisites, e.g. supplier approval and control, control of non-conforming products, customer complaints, traceability and recall, etc. This chapter focuses on processing environmental prerequisites and covers the design of the food manufacturing infrastructure (the factory, the process lines and services, the equipment and the food operatives) and the hygienic practices to keep the infrastructure in optimum condition (maintenance, pest control, cleaning and disinfection and personal hygiene). The management of environmental prerequisites initially involves ensuring that all generic prerequisites (such as cleaning and disinfection) are undertaken to best practice and appropriately validated. Further to this, any remaining sources of environmental hazards, and the transfer vectors by which they can contaminate food products, are assessed and appropriate controls installed. If controls are identified such that any failings in these controls would most likely result in product contamination, such controls are termed operational prerequisites (OPs). OPs are managed in a similar way to HACCP critical control points (CCPs) so that in the same way as CCPs are the major focus of attention in the control of the food process, OPs are the major focus in the control of the processing environment.

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods
Author: Parthena Kotzekidou
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0128020083
ISBN 13: 9780128020081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready to Eat Foods Book Review:

Food Hygiene and Toxicology in Ready-to-Eat Foods is a solid reference for anyone in the food industry needing to understand the complex issues and mechanisms of biological control and chemical hazards to ensure food safety. infectious and non-infectious contaminants in raw, minimally processed, and prepared foods are covered in detail, as well as effective measures to avoid foodborne infections and intoxications. The book is written by an international team of experts presenting the most up-to-date research in the field, and provides current applications and guidance to enhance food safety in the food industry. Strategies and recommendations for each food category include, among others, how to avoid cross-contamination of pathogens, the proper uses of antimicrobial coatings and spray cleanings of fresh produce, and acrylamide reduction during processing. leafy vegetables, fruit juices, nuts, meat and dairy products are some of the ready-to-eat foods covered. Provides the latest on research and development in the field of food safety incorporating practical real life examples for microbiological risk assessment and reduction in the food industry Includes specific aspects of potential contamination and the importance of various risks associated with ready-to-eat foods Describes potential harmful agents that may arise in foods during processing and packaging Presents information on psychrotropic pathogens and food poisoning strains, effect of temperature, Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Norovirus, parasites, fungal microbiota, enterotoxins, and more

Food Processing Handbook

Food Processing Handbook
Author: James G. Brennan,Alistair S. Grandison
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 826
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN 10: 3527634371
ISBN 13: 9783527634378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Processing Handbook Book Review:

The second edition of the Food Processing Handbook presents a comprehensive review of technologies, procedures and innovations in food processing, stressing topics vital to the food industry today and pinpointing the trends in future research and development. Focusing on the technology involved, this handbook describes the principles and the equipment used as well as the changes - physical, chemical, microbiological and organoleptic - that occur during food preservation. In so doing, the text covers in detail such techniques as post-harvest handling, thermal processing, evaporation and dehydration, freezing, irradiation, high-pressure processing, emerging technologies and packaging. Separation and conversion operations widely used in the food industry are also covered as are the processes of baking, extrusion and frying. In addition, it addresses current concerns about the safety of processed foods (including HACCP systems, traceability and hygienic design of plant) and control of food processes, as well as the impact of processing on the environment, water and waste treatment, lean manufacturing and the roles of nanotechnology and fermentation in food processing. This two-volume set is a must-have for scientists and engineers involved in food manufacture, research and development in both industry and academia, as well as students of food-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. From Reviews on the First Edition: "This work should become a standard text for students of food technology, and is worthy of a place on the bookshelf of anybody involved in the production of foods." Journal of Dairy Technology, August 2008 "This work will serve well as an excellent course resource or reference as it has well-written explanations for those new to the field and detailed equations for those needing greater depth." CHOICE, September 2006

Significance Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases

Significance  Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases
Author: Hussaini Makun
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN 10: 9535122770
ISBN 13: 9789535122777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Significance Prevention and Control of Food Related Diseases Book Review:

Food-borne diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is estimated that about 2.2 million people die yearly due to food and water contamination. Food safety and consequently food security are therefore of immense importance to public health, international trade and world economy. This book, which has 10 chapters, provides information on the incidence, health implications and effective prevention and control strategies of food-related diseases. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators and researchers in the fields of life sciences, medicine, agriculture, food science and technology, trade and economics. Policy makers and food regulatory officers will also find it useful in the course of their duties.

Ensuring Safe Food

Ensuring Safe Food
Author: Committee to Ensure Safe Food from Production to Consumption,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture,Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1998-09-02
ISBN 10: 0309593409
ISBN 13: 9780309593403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ensuring Safe Food Book Review:

How safe is our food supply? Each year the media report what appears to be growing concern related to illness caused by the food consumed by Americans. These food borne illnesses are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, pesticide residues, and food additives. Recent actions taken at the federal, state, and local levels in response to the increase in reported incidences of food borne illnesses point to the need to evaluate the food safety system in the United States. This book assesses the effectiveness of the current food safety system and provides recommendations on changes needed to ensure an effective science-based food safety system. Ensuring Safe Food discusses such important issues as: What are the primary hazards associated with the food supply? What gaps exist in the current system for ensuring a safe food supply? What effects do trends in food consumption have on food safety? What is the impact of food preparation and handling practices in the home, in food services, or in production operations on the risk of food borne illnesses? What organizational changes in responsibility or oversight could be made to increase the effectiveness of the food safety system in the United States? Current concerns associated with microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in the food supply are discussed. The book also considers how changes in technology and food processing might introduce new risks. Recommendations are made on steps for developing a coordinated, unified system for food safety. The book also highlights areas that need additional study. Ensuring Safe Food will be important for policymakers, food trade professionals, food producers, food processors, food researchers, public health professionals, and consumers.

Food Hygiene Microbiology and HACCP

Food Hygiene  Microbiology and HACCP
Author: P.R. Hayes,S.J. Forsythe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2013-11-09
ISBN 10: 1475752547
ISBN 13: 9781475752540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Hygiene Microbiology and HACCP Book Review:

Food microbiology is a fascinating and challenging science. It is also very demanding with a constantly changing sea of guidelines, regulations and equip ment. Public concerns over food safety issues can overemphasize certain risks and detract from the normal hygienic practice of food manufacturers. This new edition aims to update anyone concerned with the hygienic production of food on key issues of HACCP, food microbiology and the methods of microbe detection. I have taken a 'crystal ball' approach to certain topics. The use of rapid techniques such as lux gene technology and polymerase chain reaction (DNA probes) are progressing so rapidly in the research laboratory that when this book is in print the techniques may be more readily available. New methods for investigating viral gastroenteritis due to small round structured viruses (SRSV) have been developed past the 'research' stage and may become more standard in the next few years. Undoubtedly this will alter our understanding of the prevalence of viral food poisoning. I have also included issues such as new variant CJD (associated with BSE infected cattle) which at the time of writing has only caused the deaths of 20 people, but due to the uncertain incubation time could be a far more serious problem. In the UK there has been a much publicised outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 which has resulted in a government inquiry and the recommenda tion of the generic HACCP approach. Hence this approach to HACCP imple mentation has been included.

Essentials of Food Sanitation

Essentials of Food Sanitation
Author: Norman G. Marriott
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461560454
ISBN 13: 9781461560456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Aspen Food Science Text Series Book. All of the essential information that you have come to rely on in the widely-acclaimed 'Principles of Food Sanitation' by Norman G. Marriott is now available to you in a simplified, practical, and updated format. Providing a step-by-step, hands-on approach, this incomparable text offers useful and interesting information on food sanitation at all stages of food processing and food service and stresses how important the role of each employee is at each stage. Essentials of Food Sanitation covers a wide variety of topics from cleaning and sanitizing compounds, systems and equipment to food sanitation in various types of food processing such as dairy products, seafood, meat and poultry, etc. Each chapter provides food handlers and students with interesting real-life reports of recent food sanitation problems plus different techniques to ensure firm understanding of the subject, including: visual aides; a comprehensive glossary; several summaries, study questions; references; chapter bibliographies; a resource section on how to learn more about the topic; and case studies. A thorough discussion of HACCP and how a HACCP system relates to quality assurance and sanitation functions is also outlined in the text. Furthermore, expanded material on foodservice, including the methods and principles for sanitary food handling and considerations at various control points inthe flow of foodservice is provided.

Food Safety Management

Food Safety Management
Author: Yasmine Motarjemi,Huub Lelieveld
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1192
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 0123815053
ISBN 13: 9780123815057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Safety Management Book Review:

Food Safety Management: A Practical Guide for the Food Industry with an Honorable Mention for Single Volume Reference/Science in the 2015 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers is the first book to present an integrated, practical approach to the management of food safety throughout the production chain. While many books address specific aspects of food safety, no other book guides you through the various risks associated with each sector of the production process or alerts you to the measures needed to mitigate those risks. Using practical examples of incidents and their root causes, this book highlights pitfalls in food safety management and provides key insight into the means of avoiding them. Each section addresses its subject in terms of relevance and application to food safety and, where applicable, spoilage. It covers all types of risks (e.g., microbial, chemical, physical) associated with each step of the food chain. The book is a reference for food safety managers in different sectors, from primary producers to processing, transport, retail and distribution, as well as the food services sector. Honorable Mention for Single Volume Reference/Science in the 2015 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers Addresses risks and controls (specific technologies) at various stages of the food supply chain based on food type, including an example of a generic HACCP study Provides practical guidance on the implementation of elements of the food safety assurance system Explains the role of different stakeholders of the food supply

Principles of Food Sanitation

Principles of Food Sanitation
Author: Norman Marriott,Robert B. Gravani
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2006-01-05
ISBN 10: 0387250255
ISBN 13: 9780387250250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this era of emphasis on food safety and security, high-volume food processing and preparation operations have increased the need for improved sanitary practices from processing to consumption. This trend presents a challenge for the food processing and food preparation industry. Now in its 5th Edition, the highly acclaimed Principles of Food Sanitation provides sanitation information needed to ensure hygienic practices and safe food for food industry personnel as well as students. The highly acclaimed textbook and reference addresses the principles related to contamination, cleaning compounds, sanitizers, cleaning equipment. It also presents specific directions for applying these concepts to attain hygienic conditions in food processing or food preparation operations. New features in this edition include: A new chapter on the concerns about biosecurity and food sanitation Updated chapters on the fundamentals of food sanitation, contamination sources and hygiene, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, and waste handling disposal Comprehensive and concise discussion about sanitation of low-, intermediate-, and high-moisture foods

Food Protection and Security

Food Protection and Security
Author: Shaun Kennedy
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 1782422617
ISBN 13: 9781782422617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Food Protection and Security: Preventing and Mitigating Intentional and Unintentional Contamination of Food and Beverage presents the latest information on our need to protect our food supply from accidental contamination, economically motivated adulteration, and contamination with intent to harm (bioterrorism or agro-terrorism). This book covers all three branches of food protection, providing a comprehensive overview of the methods and strategy involved. Part one covers the need for food protection, looking at potential hazards in the production, processing, and supply chain. Part two looks at detection methods for contaminants in food, with the final section addressing food contamination incidents and prevention and response strategies. Explores the need for food protection, from natural disasters to contamination in food processing facilities Examines techniques used to detect contaminants in food, such as microbiological testing and fingerprinting Provides key ways to address food contamination issues