Editors: Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo , Milena Sinigaglia

Application of Alternative Food-Preservation Technologies to Enhance Food Safety and Stability

eBook: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $163
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-60805-498-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-096-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080509631100101

Introduction

The book covers the applications of some alternative approaches for prolonging food shelf life. The book describes the role of food safety objectives, natural compounds (such as oils and microbial enzymes), pressure and atmospheric techniques and alternative approaches (microwave, irradiation and mathematical microbial modeling) in food preservation.

Implications of preservative approaches on food texture and sensorial quality are also discussed along with technology related hurdles commonly encountered in the field. The book should be very useful for food producers and microbiologists.

Foreword

- Pp. i
Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Milena Sinigaglia
Download Free

Preface

- Pp. ii
Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Milena Sinigaglia
Download Free

Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Green Consumerism and Alternative Approaches for Food Preservation: an Introduction

- Pp. 1-3 (3)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Risk Assessment and Food Safety Objectives

- Pp. 4-16 (13)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Barbara Speranza, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Food Spoilage and Safety: Some Key-concepts

- Pp. 17-34 (18)
Barbara Speranza, Antonio Bevilacqua, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Essential Oils for Preserving Perishable Foods: Possibilities and Limitations

- Pp. 35-57 (23)
Barbara Speranza, Maria Rosaria Corbo
View Abstract

Enzymes and Enzymatic Systems as Natural Antimicrobials

- Pp. 58-82 (25)
Daniela D’Amato, Daniela Campaniello, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Antimicrobial Agents of Microbial Origin : Nisin

- Pp. 83-91 (9)
Daniela D’Amato, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Chitosan: a Polysaccharide with Antimicrobial Action

- Pp. 92-113 (22)
Daniela Campaniello, Maria Rosaria Corbo
View Abstract

Use of High Pressure Processing for Food Preservation

- Pp. 114-142 (29)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Daniela Campaniello, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Alternative Non-Thermal Approaches: Microwave, Ultrasound, Pulsed Electric Fields, Irradiation

- Pp. 143-160 (18)
Nilde Di Benedetto, Marianne Perricone, Maria Rosaria Corbo
View Abstract

Food Shelf Life and Safety: Challenge Tests, Prediction and Mathematical Tools

- Pp. 161-187 (27)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

Microencapsulation as a New Approach to Protect Active Compounds in Food

- Pp. 188-195 (8)
Mariangela Gallo, Maria Rosaria Corbo
View Abstract

Alternative Modified Atmosphere for Fresh Food Packaging

- Pp. 196-204 (9)
Maria Rosaria Corbo, Antonio Bevilacqua
View Abstract

Index

- Pp. 205-207 (3)
Antonio Bevilacqua, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Milena Sinigaglia
View Abstract

RELATED BOOKS

.Advanced Techniques of Analytical Chemistry.
.Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques.
.Applications of Modern Mass Spectrometry.
.Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Biosensing and Diagnostic Technique for Healthcare Applications.
.Nutritional Biochemistry: From the Classroom to the Research Bench.
.Hypersensitivity to Vitamins.
.Foods for Special Dietary Regimens.
.Advances in Meat Processing Technologies.