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Research and Markets: Microbial Decontamination in the Food Industry: Novel Methods and Applications


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Microbial decontamination in the food industry: Novel methods and applications" to their offering.

Microbial decontamination in the food industry provides a comprehensive guide to the decontamination problems faced by the industry, and the current and emerging methods being used to solve them.

Part one deals with various food commodities such as fresh produce, meats, seafood, nuts, juices and dairy products, and provides background on contamination routes and outbreaks as well as proposed processing methods for each commodity. Part two goes on to review current and emerging non-chemical and non-thermal decontamination methods such as high hydrostatic pressure, pulsed electric fields, irradiation, power ultrasound and non-thermal plasma. Thermal methods such as microwave, radio-frequency and infrared heating and food surface pasteurization are also explored in detail. Chemical decontamination methods with ozone, chlorine dioxide, electrolyzed oxidizing water, organic acids and dense phase CO2 are discussed in part three. Finally, part four focuses on current and emerging packaging technologies and post-packaging decontamination.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1: Microbial decontamination of different food products: Microbial decontamination of fresh produce

Part 2: Current and emerging non-chemical decontamination methods: Advances in food surface pasteurisation by thermal methods

Part 3: Current and emerging chemical decontamination methods: Microbial decontamination of food using ozone

Part 4: Current and emerging packaging technologies and post-packaging decontamination: Packaging technologies and their role in food safety

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Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Food

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