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Transcending the boundaries of product identity, this comprehensive reference provides an integrated view of quality issues in frozen foods. It addresses the principles of freezing and the concepts of quality from a variety of different perspectives, including: technological (mechanical and cryogenic methods of freezing), categorical (classification of quality losses), analytical (measurement of quality), theoretical (model building), applied (preventive treatments), and administrative (policy). Not previously found in other publications, this book offers an enhanced concentration on the principles of frozen food quality. The book's organization provides the food industry and academic professionals, as well as students, an expanded resource of information that may be applicable to their specific commodity of interest. Consequently, these individuals will find value in the entire book rather that just one chapter.
Food Canning Technology Edited By Jean Larousse Bruce E.
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy which imposes high costs on taxpayers and consumers yet has proved very difficult to reform. Particular emphasis is placed on new developments affecting the shape of the CAP, including the outcome of the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations, Eastern enlargement, and developments in environmental policy. A distinctive feature of the book is the attention given to situating European agriculture within its global context and in relation to the food processing and agricultural supply industries.
Loaded with over 200 sharp color photos, this book showcases the personal collection of Herb & Helen Haydock, which is recognized to be the world's largest. The history of beer memorabilia is given in fine detail, as well as the size, date, brewery name, and current collector value for each item. A celebration that preserves the history of the brewer's art.
Giovanni Galizzi and Luciano Venturini The food industry has been characterized by several and profound changes in its structure and competitive environment in the last decades. Although it is not a research-oriented industry, there is no arguing that technological change and particularly product innovations are crucial determinants of ftrms' performance and In recent years food manufacturers have accelerated the consumers' welfare. development of new products, by using new ingredients, processing and packaging techniques. Thus, food markets are increasingly characterized by competitive environments where relevant flows of innovative products, quality improvements and new technologies provide new consumption trends, food habits, market opportunities and ftrms' strategies. However, the issue of product innovation in the food industries has been rather neglected by economists. Few works have explicitly addressed this issue. After the pioneering book of Buzzell and Nourse (1967), one can count few contributes. Connor (1981) examined the empirical determinants of new food products introductions. Padberg and Westgren (1979) provided crucial insights about the nature of food innovation through their notions of consumer inertia, technological redundancy and incremental product innovation. Some case-studies provide useful empirical materials, but they are generally sparse.
Regulatory constraints and current management practices put the onus on food manufacturers to take all responsible precautions where hygiene is concerned. A food hygiene audit is the first step towards identifying weaknesses in an operation and this book explains in detail the areas to be inspected during such an audit. The legislative situation is covered by authors from both sides of the Atlantic, although the procedures described are universally applicable. Many companies employ expensive consultants to advise them on this subject and this book provides a cost-effective supplement or alternative. Written primarily for those in the food industry concerned with hygiene, the book is also essential background for students and researchers in government and academic institutions.
Food Choice and the Consumer fulfils two needs. First, it captures the inter-disciplinary aspects of food choice and advocates an appreciation for other perspectives on the subject in an attempt to discourage some of the disciplinary parochialism which surrounds this area. Second, it accom modates a range of different approaches to domestic food choice in a coherent way by encouraging the reader to see food choice as comprising a set of key tasks, such as shopping, preparing, cooking, etc. Further more, it illustrates the way in which the antecedents of choice vary according to which stage in the 'decision process' the 'enigmatic' con sumer finds him or herself. Food Choice and the Consumer is written for a wide audience including: academics and students interested in food related topics; policy makers, nutritionists and health educators striving to improve the nation's diet; food manufacturers and retailers keen to gain an insight into some of the underlying motivations, concerns and constraints on consumers' food choice. This is not about specific brands, but about consumers and the many factors that influence their choice. Rather than an ABC of food choice, this book aims to stimulate interest while offering the commercial sector, suffering from increasing competition and brand myopia, a fresh perspective on consumer food choice. I hope that this book will con tribute to the ongoing debate on food choice and bring us a little closer to understanding how and why consumers choose food."
Milk and dairy products are a major part of the human diet in many countries. It is not surprising therefore that considerable attention is paid to obtaining the best possible quality of milk by improving the yield, compositional quality and hygienic quality, and minimizing the level of contaminants at all stages of milk production. This book provides easily understood background knowledge of milk quality problems. It identifies the quality parameters of significance, and explains what they are, why they are important and how they are measured. Practical help is given for the sampling and testing of milk. Most important of all, the value of good quality milk and how it can be produced and maintained are stressed. This volume is essential reading for dairy scientists and technologists, particularly microbiologists, food processors, quality control personnel, nutritionists and regulatory officials. It will also be an invaluable source of reference for practitioners and researchers in dairy farming and veterinary science.
This book reviews methods and techniques for separating food components and products of the biotechnology industry. The introduction focuses on food composition and some of the conventional separation techniques. Subsequent chapters deal with each specific type or area of application individually and include information on the basic principles, industrial equipment available, commercial applications and an overview of research and development.
An A-to-Z guide to making it in your own specialty coffee business!
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Increasing legislation and the growing quality expectations of customers of food and drink laboratories have led to expanding requirements for such laboratories to be accredited to a recognized quality standard. This book provides thorough coverage of how to obtain an accredited standard for a food and drink laboratory which performs chemical and microbiological tests. The book provides answers to the following questions and many more: What is accreditation? How do you get it? How do you keep it? How do you develop it? The authors have a huge amount of practical and relevant experience and have provided a book which should find a place in all food and drink companies with laboratories, in research establishments, universities, libraries and on the shelves of microbiologists, food chemists and laboratory workers.
While there are many quality assurance books on the market, very few address the application of the concept to the seafood industry. In addition, many of the books that are available take a theoretical approach and there fore do not provide actual examples of the "fins and bones" of quality programs. The author, in teaching quality assurance over nine years, has not been able to find a textbook that is suitable as a reference text in quality assurance courses for the seafood industry. It is this situation that has prompted the preparation of this book, which takes a practical approach to the subject of quality assurance in seafood processing operations. This book can serve as either a textbook or as a reference text. As a textbook it is written for students of quality assurance at the technician, technologist, and university levels. In this role it is intended that the student will start at the beginning of the book and proceed through in sequence, so as to gain a complete understanding of the design, implementation, and operation of a quality program in seafood processing operations. It is the hope of the author that the book also functions quite well as a desk reference for the managers of seafood processing operations who need to refer occa sionally to particular items or chapters. In this sense, each chapter is designed to stand alone as a discussion of a particular concept within the quality assurance discipline."
This new edition of a highly successful book retains the emphasis on the practical approach to rancidity in foods which was the hallmark of the previous editions. There has been substantial revision to bring existing chapters up-to-date with current techniques and the inclusion of additional chapters on spectrophotometric and chromatographic analysis of oxidation, legislative and labeling aspects, and HACCP in the avoidance of rancidity. There are also new chapters on rancidity in fish and in confectionery products.
'Highly recommended as a thorough examination of the commodity history of salt'-The Geographical Journal. Salt has been called the primordial addiction. It has been an object of almost universal consumption since Neolithic times. This book sets out to place the particular histories of salt in a global perspective and write the history of a human commodity as a theme in world history. From pagan man, through classical Rome, Byzantium, early Islam, the Dark Ages, the Renaissance to the modern world, the production, distribution, consumption and taxation of salt are examined. The author shows how a history of salt cannot be separated from the histories of commerce, medicine, diet, cooking, taxation, invention and war. Although taken for granted today, salt has been of critical economic and cultural importance to countries and peoples throughout history; the instigator and catalyst to actions and events ranging from the first maritime expedition of Muslim forces to Columbus's discovery of America. After Salt and Civilization salt can not be taken for granted again.
This report seeks to accelerate progress toward the goals of a healthy and hunger-free Asia and the Pacific region in light of the slowdown that has become evident over the past three years. After years of gains in combating hunger, progress has stagnated in all parts of this vast region and nearly half a billion people remain undernourished. Children, in particular, continue to face the burden of malnutrition with one child in every four below the age of five suffering from stunting. At the same time, Asia and the Pacific has witnessed rapid growth in the number of overweight children and the serious consequences that entails for their future health and well-being. Efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition must go hand in hand with those to build and sustain peace and there is an urgent need to accelerate and scale up actions that strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity of people and their livelihoods to climate variability and extremes. And, as migration from rural to urban areas continues apace, particularly involving poorer families, urban malnutrition is another challenge facing many countries.
This book is an invaluable introduction to the physical properties of foods and the physics involved in food processing. It provides descriptions and data that are needed for selecting the most appropriate equipment in food technology and for making food processing calculations.
This publication is packed with the information that introduces genetically modified foods, describing current research, health concerns, and their effect on modern agriculture. The book is a solid reference for researchers and professionals needing information on the safety of GMO and non-GMO food production, the economic benefits of both GMO and non-GMO foods, and includes in-depth coverage of the subject.
Milk is one of the world's most important agricultural food products. In meeting rising demand, more intensive dairying systems face a range of challenges such as maintaining high standards of safety whilst optimising nutritional and sensory quality. At the same time farms need to become more sustainable as well as meet higher standards of animal health and welfare. Smallholder systems in developing countries face problems such as low productivity and vulnerability to disease which also impact on safety, quality, sustainability and animal welfare. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research addressing these challenges. It begins by discussing the composition of milk including proteins and bioactive components, the wide range of ingredients produced from milk, as well as aspects sensory quality. It also reviews current understanding of genetic factors affecting protein and other aspects of milk composition, other desirable traits such as fertility and advances in breeding to achieve improvements in quality and productivity in dairy farming. Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 1: Milk composition, genetics and breeding will be a standard reference for animal and dairy scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in milk production. It is accompanied by two further volumes which review safety, quality and sustainability issues as well as dairy herd management and welfare.
Industrial Development and the Social Fabric
Proteins, Pathologies and Politics presents an international and historical approach to dietary change and health, contrasting current concerns with how issues such as diabetes, cancer, vitamins, sugar and fat, and food allergies were perceived in the 19th and 20th centuries. Though what we eat and what we shouldn't eat has become a topic of increased scrutiny in the current century, the link between dietary innovation and health/disease is not a new one. From new fads in foodstuffs, through developments in manufacturing and production processes, to the inclusion of additives and evolving agricultural practices changing diet, changes often promised better health only to become associated with the opposite. With contributors including Peter Scholliers, Francesco Buscemi, Clare Gordon Bettencourt, and Kirsten Gardner, this collection comprises the best scholarship on how we have perceived diet to affect health. The chapters consider: - the politics and economics of dietary change - the historical actors involved in dietary innovation and the responses to it - the extent that our dietary health itself a cultural construct, or even a product of history This is a fascinating and varied study of how our diets have been shaped and influenced by perceptions of health and will be of great value to students of history, food history, nutrition science, politics and sociology.
Food quality control and management has been an important issue since the time when ancient people dried meat, vegetables and fruits to be used in the next season. Over the years, people became more involved in the processing and production of safe and sustainable food items that brings better taste and quality to the consumer. But the fact is that the processing methods, the results and the way in which food was preserved for later use became even more complicated and sophisticated. One of the first preservation techniques used in ancient times was salting. Salt was used to reduce the risk of developing fungus and other microorganisms in food. Though, the lack of knowledge in microbiology and food pathology hindered the development of more techniques to preserve quality, texture, taste and aroma. For this reason, as the time passed, people started to develop new techniques that preserved food in it natural characteristics. It was studied how to control the decay process and how to improve the food quality by controlling various risk factors effectively. These methods were introduced with the help of increasing knowledge in the field of microbiology and biotechnology. The findings helped to develop different substances, methods and equipment to reduce the risks in preserved and packaged food. These techniques were useful for improving shelf life and for providing sustainable food items that stay healthy for a longer period of time. Nowadays, advancements in food quality and control have brought the innovative features of quality management that collect: management, checks, inspection and testing procedures. There is a great emphasis on managing the quality factor through multiple aspects and implementing the highest standards of HACCP and ISO so that consumers take safe and healthy food. The more recent developments are towards the environmentally friendly packaging and use of healthy methods to reduce risks to the ecosystem. This book covers all the basic concepts regarding the history, present practices and all the future possibilities affecting quality control in the food industry. This will help readers in the understanding of the importance of food quality control in the food industry and its evolution towards the highest standard of consumer-focused production.
This book integrates the most recent data on the topic, providing an important resource towards greater food safety and quality. Many studies and approaches have been proposed, along with innovative methods, including different processes such as packaging, application of antimicrobials, high pressure processing, and many others, in order to reduce contamination levels and ensure safe products. Presents a framework on enormous technological improvements made to ensure food quality and safety.
The art of creating and consuming bourbon is exploding, Carla Carlton's Barrel Strength Bourbon is a must read for all bourbon aficionados. Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky, the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past decade, and its potential for the future. Readers will meet the colorful family of characters who craft bourbon by hand, visit the picturesque distilleries along rural backroads and urban centers, and learn the secrets of an American original. The author, Carla Harris Carlton, gives readers an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots. Readers will learn how to nose, taste, and appreciate a spirit that, while created from time-tested recipes, is evolving so quickly that new varieties and brands appear weekly on liquor store shelves. The author, a leading bourbon journalist who routinely helps select barrels for special edition bottlings and tastes new products before most bartenders do, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of distilleries and rickhouses, shares anecdotes from her chats with bourbon legends, and provides insight on what to expect next from one of the fastest growing spirits on Earth. Also available are two companion ebooks: Spirited Perfection: Building Your Bourbon Bar (ASIN: B07333YXMM) In the past 10 years, choosing a bourbon has gone from underwhelming to overwhelming and author Carla Carlton is here to help you navigate this boom. In this book, she offers tasting notes on various bourbons and rye whiskies so you know what to stock at home. Carlton also helps you choose the appropriate bar tools, glassware and mixers to have on hand. Still Life: The Resurgence of Craft Bourbon (ASIN: B07335HMMM) The art of creating and consuming bourbon is exploding. Today you will find craft bourbon distilleries in all 50 states. As mixologists and distillers find the space, market and financial success to fully explore their trade, the world is taking notice. It's in the middle of this expanding industry that author Carla Carlton takes the time to connect all the dots for you, the bourbon enthusiast. She concisely maps out the seeds of the newest trends and shows why certain classic bourbon brands and bottles have grown while others have been washed away. These special edition e-only books are a wonderful and informative read on their own, but are also the perfect chaser to Carlton's Barrel Strength Bourbon, now out in bookstores and online everywhere.
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