Raw Milk - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128105306

Raw Milk

1st Edition

Balance Between Hazards and Benefits

Editors: Luis Nero Antonio Fernandes De Carvalho
Paperback ISBN: 9780128105306
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 656
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Raw Milk Science and Applications: Ensuring Safety While Maintaining Nutritional Benefits provides an in-depth nutritional and safety analysis of raw milk.

This high-quality professional reference is comprised of contributions from global researchers who are highly specialized in this field. The book is divided into five sections and addresses the characteristics of raw milk, production guidelines and concerns, the benefits of raw milk, the hazards of raw milk, and the current market for raw milk.

The first section includes coverage of production physiology, physical-chemical, and microbiology. Section two presents the rules and guidelines for production in different countries, an assessment of animal related diseases, and coverage of production systems, conventional and emerging CIP methods, and conventional and alternative processing technologies. Section three delves into the benefits of raw milk and includes an analysis of nutritional aspects, disease prevention, beneficial microbiota, artisanal and alternative dairy products, and technological advantages. The fourth section of the book focuses on the hazards related to raw milk and addresses zoonosis related diseases, pathogenic microbiota, chemical residues and mycotoxins, immunological problems, the world market for raw milk and its products, and consumers acceptance. The final section of the book identifies future trends and research needs related to raw milk.

Key Features

  • Provides current information related to raw milk’s characteristics
  • Presents worldwide coverage of raw milk production and government guidelines
  • Addresses the benefits and hazards related to raw milk consumption
  • Analyzes the worldwide economic impact of raw milk production and consumption


Food scientists, dairy researchers, those who work in the field of dairy production, policy makers, nutritionists, and students

Table of Contents

Section I. Raw Milk Characteristics
1. Production physiology
2. Physical-chemical
3. Microbiology

Section II. Production guidelines
4. Rules and guidelines for production in different countries
5. Animal related diseases
6. Production systems
7. Conventional and Emerging CIP methods.
8. Conventional and Alternative processing technologies

Section III. Benefits related to raw milk
9. Nutritional aspects
10. Diseases prevention
11. Beneficial microbiota
12. Artisanal dairy products
13, Alternative dairy products
14. Technological advantages

Section IV. Hazards related to raw milk
15. Zoonosis related diseases
16. Pathogenic microbiota
17. Chemical residues and mycotoxins
18. Immunological problems
19. World market for raw milk and its products
20. Consumers acceptance

Section VI. Final remarks
21. Future Trends and Research Needs


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About the Editor

Luis Nero

Professor Nero develops academic activities in Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil, as full time professor of Food Inspection for the undergraduate course of Veterinary Medicine and researcher in the area of food microbiology. He has experience in the area of Food Science, under the specific themes of lactic acid bacteria (antimicrobial activity, bacteriocins production and characterization, technological and probiotic activities, virulence) and foodborne pathogens (occurrence and prevalence, key points for contamination, pathogenic characteristics, prevention and control of contamination). He has published a number of papers focusing on the research on raw milk characteristics, mainly raw milk microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil

Antonio Fernandes De Carvalho

Professor Fernandes de Carvalho had worked as manager of the industrial section of a dairy industry, developing 73 dairy products, registered in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture. He is a professor in Universidade Federal de Viçosa in the Department of Food Technology and is responsible for academic activities in the area of dairy microbiology, legislation, and technology. His main academic interests include dairy microbiology and technology, dairy byproducts, novel products development, lactic bacteria taxonomy. Professor Fernandes de Carvalho was responsible for the organization of the Brazilian commission of the International Dairy Federation - FIL, and participates in the Dairy Science and Technology Committee. He has a number of papers focusing on the research on raw milk characteristics, mainly raw milk microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Food Technology, Universidade Federal de Vicosa

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