Compendium of the Microbiological Spoilage of Foods and Beverages

Compendium of the Microbiological Spoilage of Foods and Beverages

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The increased emphasis on food safety during the past two decades has decreased the emphasis on the loss of food through spoilage, particularly in developed co- tries where food is more abundant. In these countries spoilage is a commercial issue that affects the pro?t or loss of producers and manufacturers. In lesser developed countries spoilage continues to be a major concern. The amount of food lost to spoilage is not known. As will be evident in this text, stability and the type of spoilage are in?uenced by the inherent properties of the food and many other factors. During the Second World War a major effort was given to developing the te- nologies needed to ship foods to different regions of the world without spoilage. The food was essential to the military and to populations in countries that could not provide for themselves. Since then, progress has been made in improved product formulations, processing, packaging, and distribution systems. New products have continued to evolve, but for many new perishable foods product stability continues to be a limiting factor. Many new products have failed to reach the marketplace because of spoilage issues.Spoilage and shelf-life of cod fillets packed in vacuum or modified atmospheres. International Journal of Food ... Changes in quality of vacuumpacked cold- smoked salmon (Salmo salar) as a function of storage temperature. Food Chemistryanbsp;...

Title:Compendium of the Microbiological Spoilage of Foods and Beverages
Author:William H. Sperber
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-09-23


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