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Environmentally-Friendly Food Processing

Environmental awareness in the food industry has become increasingly important in recent years, as a result of consumer pressure and increasing regulation. This book addresses how to achieve environmentally-friendly food production, reviewing the assessment of various food products and the ways in which the industry can improve their operations and become more environmentally responsible.

Part one evaluates the environmental impact of food processing operations, in such areas as fruit, vegetable, meat and fish processing. Part two moves on to address good practice in food processing reviewing packaging, recycling and waste treatment, as well as methods of improving energy consumption and environmental training for the food industry.

Environmentally-friendly food processing is an essential reference for all those concerned with environmental awareness and responsibility in the food industry.

Hardbound, 256 Pages

Published: September 2003

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-677-1

Reviews

  • …a very good reference book for all those involved in the subject area at whatever level., International Journal of Food Science and Technology
    …a useful reference volume for all food industry professionals, since it provides the reader with a solid grounding in environmental awareness in relation to the food industry., Carbohydrate Polymers
    A structured and systematic, up-to-date account of the assessment of various food production processes and practical measurements to assist with improving environmental performance is provided., Carbohydrate Polymers

Contents

  • Part 1 Assessing the environmental impact of food processing operations: Life cycle assement (LCA): An introduction; LCA of vegetable products; LCA of fruit products; LCA of animal products; Environmental impact assessment of seafood products. Part 2 Good practice: Environmental issues in the production of beverages: The global coffee chain; Improving energy efficiency; The environmental management of packaging; Recycling of packaging materials; Biobased food packaging; Recycling food processing wastes; Waste treatment; Assessing the safety and quality of recycled packaging materials; Environmental training for the food industry; Comparing integrated crop management and organic production; LCA of wine production.

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