Minimal Processing Technologies in the Food Industries

Minimal Processing Technologies in the Food Industries

1st Edition - July 26, 2002

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  • Editors: T Ohlsson, N Bengtsson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855736795

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The emergence of ‘minimal’ processing techniques, which have a limited impact on a food’s nutritional and sensory properties, has been a major new development in the food industry. This book provides an authoritative review of the range of minimal techniques currently available, their applications and safety and quality issues.

Key Features

  • Reviews the range of minimal processing techniques, their advantages and disadvantages and their use in food production
  • Discusses the range of thermal technologies, such as infrared heating, ohmic heating, and dielectric methods, including the use of microwaves
  • Presents alternatives to thermal processing, ranging from irradiation to high pressure processing and the use of pulsed electric fields


Food scientists, technologists, and processors

Table of Contents

  • Minimal processing of foods with thermal methods; Minimal processing of foods with non-thermal methods; Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP); Active and intelligent packaging; Natural food preservatives; Hurdle concept; Safety criteria for minimally processed foods; Minimal processing in practice: Fresh fruits and vegetables; Minimal processing in practice: Seafood; Minimal processing in the future: Integration across the supply chain.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2002
  • Published: July 26, 2002
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855736795

About the Editors

T Ohlsson

Professor Thomas Ohlsson works within the internationally-renowned Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) and is a well-known authority on minimal processing techniques.

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly SIK

N Bengtsson

Professor Nils Bengtsson recently retired from SIK and now works as a consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Sweden

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