Microbial food safety and preservation techniques

Rai, V. Ravishankar and Jamuna Bai, A. (2014) Microbial food safety and preservation techniques. CRC Press, Boca Raton. ISBN 9780429168291

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In recent years, rapid strides have been made in the fields of microbiological aspects of food safety and quality, predictive microbiology and microbial risk assessment, microbiological aspects of food preservation, and novel preservation techniques. Written by the experts and pioneers involved in many of these advances, Microbial Food Safety and Preservation Techniques gives you an in-depth look at the fundamental and applied aspects of food safety. It describes the control measures employed and emphasizes the food preservative techniques that are used to ensure high-quality and safe foods. The book elucidates the hazards caused by food-borne pathogens and assesses the microbiological risk of raw, fresh produce, ready-to-eat (RTE), minimally processed, and processed foods. It then discusses the detection of pathogens using advanced molecular techniques, biosensors, and nanotechnology. The topics covered include smart/intelligent and active packaging techniques, hurdle technology, plasma technology, nanotechnology, use of natural flora belonging to lactic acid bacteria, and antimicrobials such as phytochemicals and essential oils, as well as novel food preservatives based on quorum sensing inhibitors. The inclusion of chapters on modeling microbial growth in food enhancing the safety and quality of foods makes the book especially practical. Examining the advantages and limitations of these new preservation techniques, the book highlights the trends and hot topics that help you face the challenges of food safety. With coverage of food safety issues, including detection, identification, and prevention of food-borne illness disease agents, as well as preservation techniques, the book provides a comprehensive resource for tackling current and future food safety issues.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanotechnology, Quorum-sensing inhibitors, Food preservation, Food preservatives, Food-borne pathogens, Food microbiology, Lactic acid, Food safety, Essential oils, Lactic acid bacteria, Microbial risk assessment, Microbiological risks, Molecular techniques, Predictive micro-biology, Preservation techniques, Risk assessment, Safety engineering
Subjects: B Life Science > Microbiology
Divisions: Department of > Microbiology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 05:41
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 06:09
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/4373

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