Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Section I: Produce Contamination. Microbial Ecology / Marilyn C Erickson.
Surface Characteristics of Fresh Produce and their Impact on Attachment and Removal of Human Pathogens on Produce Surfaces / Hua Wang, Bin Zhou, Hao Feng.
Biofilms / Shin-Hee Kim, Cheng-I Wei.
Resistance and Sublethal Damage / Pascal Delaquis, Susan Bach.
Section II: Decontaminants. Produce Washers / Steven Pao, Wilbert Long, Chyer Kim, D Frank Kelsey.
Minimal Processing / Maria I Gil, Ana Allende.
Chlorine / Cristóbal Chaidez, Nohelia Castro-del Campo, J Basilio Heredia, Laura Contreras-Angulo, Gustavo González-Aguilar, J Fernando Ayala-Zavala.
Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water / Muhammad Imran Al-Haq, Vicente M. Gómez-López.
Chlorine Dioxide / Vicente M. Gómez-López.
Ozone / Hülya Ölmez.
Hydrogen Peroxide / Dike O Ukuku, Latiful Bari, Shinichi Kawamoto.
Peroxyacetic Acid / Gustavo González-Aguilar, J Fernando Ayala-Zavala, Cristóbal Chaidez-Quiroz, J Basilio Heredia, Nohelia Castro-del Campo.
Essential Oils for the Treatment of Fruit and Vegetables / Catherine Barry-Ryan, Paula Bourke.
Edible Films and Coatings / María Alejandra Rojas-Graü, Laura Salvia-Trujillo, Robert Soliva-Fortuny, Olga Martín-Belloso.
Miscellaneous Decontaminants / Vicente M Gómez-López.
Section III: Biological Decontamination Strategies. Bacteriophages / Manan Sharma, Govind C Sharma.
Protective Cultures / Antonio Gálvez, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Hikmate Abriouel, Nabil Ben Omar, María José Grande Burgos.
Bacteriocins / Antonio Gálvez, Rosario Lucas, Hikmate Abriouel, María José Grande Burgos, Rubén Pérez Pulido.
Quorum Sensing / María S Medina-Martínez, María Angélica Santana.
Section IV: Physical Methods. The Use of Mild Heat Treatment for Fruit and Vegetable Processing / Catherine Barry-Ryan.
Continuous UV-C Light / Vicente M Gómez-López.
Ionizing Radiation / Xuetong Fan.
Miscellaneous Physical Methods / Vicente M Gómez-López.
Hurdle Technology Principles Applied in Decontamination of Whole and Fresh-Cut Produce / María S Tapia, Jorge Welti-Chanes.
Section V: Storage Strategies. Modified Atmosphere Packaging / Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile, Amalia Conte, Marianna Mastromatteo, Marcella Mastromatteo.
Cold Chain / Pramod V Mahajan, Jesus Frías.
Section VI: Modeling Tools. Modeling Microbial Responses During Decontamination Processes / Eva Van Derlinden, Astrid M Cappuyns, Laurence Mertens, Jan F Van Impe, Vasilis P Valdramidis.
Modeling Microbial Growth / Milena Sinigaglia, Maria Rosaria Corbo, Antonio Bevilacqua.
Index. Attempts to provide safer and higher quality fresh and minimally processed produce have given rise to a wide variety of decontamination methods, each of which have been extensively researched in recent years. Decontamination of Fresh and Minimally Processed Produce is the first book to provide a systematic view of the different types of decontaminants for fresh and minimally processed produce. By describing the different effects - microbiological, sensory, nutritional and toxicological - of decontamination treatments, a team of internationally respected authors reveals not only the impact of decontaminants on food safety, but also on microbial spoilage, vegetable physiology, sensory quality, nutritional and phytochemical content and shelf-life. Regulatory and toxicological issues are also addressed. The book first examines how produce becomes contaminated, the surface characteristics of produce related to bacterial attachment, biofilm formation and resistance, and sublethal damage and its implications for decontamination. After reviewing how produce is washed and minimally processed, the various decontamination methods are then explored in depth, in terms of definition, generation devices, microbial inactivation mechanisms, and effects on food safety. Decontaminants covered include: chlorine, electrolyzed oxidizing water, chlorine dioxide, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyacetic acid, essential oils and edible films and coatings. Other decontamination methods addressed are biological strategies (bacteriophages, protective cultures, bacteriocins and quorum sensing) and physical methods (mild heat, continuous UV light, ionizing radiation) and various combinations of these methods through hurdle technology. The book concludes with descriptions of post-decontamination methods related to storage, such as modified atmosphere packaging, the cold chain, and modeling tools for predicting microbial growth and inactivation. The many methods and effects of decontamination are detailed, enabling industry professionals to understand the available state-of-the-art methods and select the most suitable approach for their purposes. The book serves as a compendium of information for food researchers and students of pre- and postharvest technology, food microbiology and food technology in general. The structure of the book allows easy comparisons among methods, and searching information by microorganism, produce, and quality traits.
Attempts to provide safer and higher quality fresh and minimally processed produce have given rise to a wide variety of decontamination methods, each of which have been extensively researched in recent years. Decontamination of Fresh and Minimally Processed Produce is the first book to provide a systematic view of the different types of decontaminants for fresh and minimally processed produce. By describing the different effects - microbiological, sensory, nutritional and toxicological - of decontamination treatments, a team of internationally respected authors reveals not only the impact of decontaminants on food safety, but also on microbial spoilage, vegetable physiology, sensory quality, nutritional and phytochemical content and shelf-life. Regulatory and toxicological issues are also addressed. The book first examines how produce becomes contaminated, the surface characteristics of produce related to bacterial attachment, biofilm formation and resistance, and sublethal damage and its implications for decontamination. After reviewing how produce is washed and minimally processed, the various decontamination methods are then explored in depth, in terms of definition, generation devices, microbial inactivation mechanisms, and effects on food safety. Decontaminants covered include: chlorine, electrolyzed oxidizing water, chlorine dioxide, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyacetic acid, essential oils and edible films and coatings. Other decontamination methods addressed are biological strategies (bacteriophages, protective cultures, bacteriocins and quorum sensing) and physical methods (mild heat, continuous UV light, ionizing radiation) and various combinations of these methods through hurdle technology. The book concludes with descriptions of post-decontamination methods related to storage, such as modified atmosphere packaging, the cold chain, and modeling tools for predicting microbial growth and inactivation. The many methods and effects of decontamination are detailed, enabling industry professionals to understand the available state-of-the-art methods and select the most suitable approach for their purposes. The book serves as a compendium of information for food researchers and students of pre- and postharvest technology, food microbiology and food technology in general. The structure of the book allows easy comparisons among methods, and searching information by microorganism, produce, and quality traits.
Gómez-López, Vicente M
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Blackwell Pub.
2012
9781118229187
9780813823843
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