Improving the thermal Processing of Foods
- P Richardson, Campden BRI, UK
Part one examines how best to optimise thermal processes, with chapters addressing safety and quality, efficiency and productivity and the application of computational fluid dynamics. Part two focuses on developments in technologies for sterilisation and pasteurisation with chapters on modelling retort temperature control and developments in packaging, sous-vide and cook-chill processing. There are chapters covering continuous heat processing, including developments in tubular heat exchangers, aseptic processing and ohmic and air impingement heating. The fourth part considers the validation of thermal processes, modelling heat penetration curves, using data loggers and time-temperature integrators and other new measuring techniques. The final group of chapters detail methods of analysing microbial inactivation in thermal processing and identifying and dealing with heat-resistant bacteria.
Improving the thermal processing of foods is a standard reference book for those working in the food processing industry.
Those working in the food processing industry
- Published: July 2004
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-85573-730-3
This is an excellent text for a university library or library of a company where new methods of thermal processing are being used., Food Australia
â¦clarity in writing, and presentation of figures and tables., IChem Food and Drink Subject Group
The text is well written, the latest ideas and methods used in thermal processing of foods are very well detailed., Food Australia