Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts

Author: Linda J Harris
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857097482
Format: PDF, ePub
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As tree nuts and peanuts become increasingly recognised for their health-promoting properties, the provision of safe, high quality nuts is a growing concern. Improving the safety and quality of nuts reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management. Part one explores production and processing practices and their influence on nut contaminants. Chapters discuss agricultural practices to reduce microbial contamination of nuts, pest control in postharvest nuts, and the impact of nut postharvest handling, de-shelling, drying and storage on quality. Further chapters review the validation of processes for reducing the microbial load on nuts and integrating Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) for safer nut processing. Chapters in part two focus on improving nut quality and safety and highlight oxidative rancidity in nuts, the impact of roasting on nut quality, and advances in automated nut sorting. Final chapters explore the safety and quality of a variety of nuts including almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts. Improving the safety and quality of nuts is a comprehensive resource for food safety, product development and QA professionals using nuts in foods, those involved in nut growing, nut handling and nut processing, and researchers in food science and horticulture departments interested in the area. Reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management and addresses the influences of production and processing practices on nut safety Analyses particular nut contaminants, safety management in nut processing and significant nut quality issues, such as oxidative rancidity Places focus on quality and safety in the production and processing of selected types of nuts

Specialty Oils and Fats in Food and Nutrition

Author: Geoff Talbot
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 1782423974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Specialty Oils and Fats in Food and Nutrition: Properties, Processing and Applications examines the main specialty oils and fats currently in use in food processing, as well as those with significant potential. Specialty oils and fats have an increasing number of applications in the food industry, due to growing consumer interest in “clean label functional foods and the emerging markets in “free-from and specialist foods. Part One of this book covers the properties and processing of specialty oils and fats, with a focus on the chemistry, extraction, and quality of different fats and oils, including chapters on shea butter, tropical exotic oils, and structured triglycerides. Part Two looks at the applications of specialty oils and fats in different food and nutraceutical products, such as confectionary, ice cream, and margarine. Specialty Oils and Fats in Food and Nutrition is a key text for R&D managers and product development personnel working in the dairy, baking, and dairy analogue sectors, or any sector using fats and oils. It is a particularly useful reference point for companies reformulating their products or developing new products to alter fat content, as well as academics with a research interest in the area, such as lipid scientists or food scientists. Authored by an industry expert with 35 years of experience working for Unilever and Loders Croklaan Broad coverage encompasses tropical exotic oils, tree nut oils, algal oils, GM vegetable oils, and more Addresses growing application areas including nutraceuticals, infant formula, and ice cream and confectionery

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality

Author: M Taylor
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782420428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Natural additives are increasingly favoured over synthetic ones as methods of ensuring food safety and long shelf-life. The antimicrobial properties of both plant-based antimicrobials such as essential oils and proteins such as bacteriocins are used in, for example, edible preservative films, in food packaging and in combination with synthetic preservatives for maximum efficacy. New developments in delivery technology such as nanoencapsulation also increase the potential of natural antimicrobials for widespread use in industry. Part one introduces the different types of natural antimicrobials for food applications. Part two covers methods of application, and part three looks at determining the effectiveness of natural antimicrobials in food. Part four focuses on enhancing quality and safety, and includes chapters on specific food products. Reviews different types of antimicrobials used in food safety and quality Covers how antimicrobials are created to be used in different foods Examines how the antimicrobials are used in foods to enhance the safety and quality

Metabolomics as a Tool in Nutrition Research

Author: J-L Sebedio
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782420924
Format: PDF, Docs
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Metabolomics is a multidisciplinary science used to understand the ways in which nutrients from food are used in the body and how this can be optimised and targeted at specific nutritional needs. Metabolomics as a Tool in Nutrition Research provides a review of the uses of metabolomics in nutritional research. Chapters cover the most important aspects of the topic such as analysis techniques, bioinformatics and integration with other ‘omic’ sciences such as proteomics and genomics. The final chapters look at the impact of exercise on metabolomic profiles and future trends in metabolomics for nutrition research.

Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality

Author: Rickey Yada
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782422978
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality provides readers with the latest information on enzymes, a biological processing tool that offers the food industry a unique means to control and tailor specific food properties. The book explores new techniques in the production, engineering, and application of enzymes, covering sourcing, isolation, and production of enzymes for food applications. In addition, chapters include detailed discussions of enzyme processing, analytical and diagnostic applications of enzymes in the food industry, and enzyme applications in specific food commodities. Provides readers with the latest information on enzymes and their unique applications in the food industry Explores new techniques in the production, engineering, and application of enzymes, covering sourcing, isolation, and production of enzymes for food applications Chapters include detailed discussions of enzyme processing, engineering and analytical and diagnostic applications of enzymes in the food industry, and enzyme applications in specific food commodities

Colour Additives for Foods and Beverages

Author: Michael J. Scotter
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782420207
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Food colour additives have been the focus of much research in the last few years, and there is increasing consumer demand for natural and safer synthetic colours. This book reviews the natural and synthetic colours available, their properties and applications, as well as regulatory, sensory and analytical issues. Part one covers the development and safety of food colour additives. Part two covers properties and methods of analysis, and part three focuses on specific food product applications and future trends. Reviews the natural and synthetic colour additives available for foods and beverages, looking at their properties and applications as well as regulatory, sensory and analytical issues Expert analysis of natural origin colours, synthetic origin colours, overview of regulations, safety analysis and consumer health Comprehensive coverage of properties and development in food colours: chemical purity, colour stability, and consumer sensory perception

Struma

Author: Johannes Köbberling
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642883133
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Berichte zur Lebensmittelsicherheit 2005

Author: Peter Brandt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 376438347X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lebensmittelmonitoring - das von Bund und Ländern durchgeführte Untersuchungsprogramm - ergänzt die amtliche Lebensmittelüberwachung der Bundesländer. Lebensmittelüberwachung kontrolliert die Einhaltung lebensmittelrechtlicher Vorschriften v.a. durch verdachts- und risikoorientierte Untersuchungen. Das Lebensmittelmonitoring hingegen misst und bewertet - wiederholt und repräsentativ - den Gehalt unerwünschter Stoffe (z.B. Pflanzenschutzmittel, Schwermetalle) in und auf Lebensmitteln. Es erkennt Risiken für Verbraucher und stellt sie ab. 2005 wurden 5159 Proben von 50 Lebensmitteln bzw. -gruppen in- und ausländischer Herkunft untersucht.

F rbung von Lebensmitteln Arzneimitteln Kosmetika

Author: Gisbert Otterstätter
Publisher: Behr's Verlag DE
ISBN: 3899479580
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Das Buch "Färbung von Lebensmitteln, Arzneimitteln, Kosmetika" wendet sich an Praktiker in der Lebensmittel-, Arzneimittel- und Kosmetikindustrie. Beschrieben werden anwendungstechnische Hinweise, einfache analytische Arbeitsmethoden sowie Informationen über die Zulässigkeit der Färbemittel in D, der EU und den wichtigsten Staaten außerhalb der EU. Von besonders großem Nutzen für die Praxis ist der sehr umfangreiche Block an Datenblättern der Färbemittel für Lebensmittel, Arzneimittel und Kosmetika! Die Datenblätter sind nach der Colour Indexnummer bzw. bei Färbemitteln in alphabetischer Reihenfolge geordnet.