Practical Science and Processing Technology

1st Edition - July 21, 2016

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  • Author: Gerhard Feiner
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095980
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096802

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Salami: Practical Science and Processing Technology is a one-of-a-kind reference that covers all types of salami products from around the world, including all aspects of salami, such as microbiology, food safety, and research development trends. It provides the latest scientific findings and developments used to describe the production and manufacturing processes that lead to products that are produced efficiently and safe to eat. The book is a comprehensive resource that combines a scientific and hands-on approach that is useful not only to those in the industry, but also students of meat science. The purpose of the book is to give clear and helpful guidelines to professionals within the meat-processing industry, such as technical, production, operations, process improvement, quality control, and research and development managers.

Key Features

  • Provides food safety summaries at the end of each chapter
  • Includes detailed information on the composition and function of raw meat, additives, and technologies
  • Presents recipes on how salami is produced by linking theory and science with the process of making salami
  • Describes how to avoid faulty products and control food safety, etc.


A&G, and corporate markets in food and science technology, food scientists and technologists, food safety managers, food microbiologists, food product- and process optimization managers, product development managers

Table of Contents

  • Meat and fat
    1. Meat and fat
    2. Biochemistry of meat
    3. Definitions

    4. Additives
    5. Colour in cured meat products and fresh meat
    6. Casings

    Production technology
    7. Fermented salami – non heat treated
    8. Typical products made in the world
    9. Fermented salami - semi cooked and fully cooked
    10. Typical products made in the world
    11. Non-fermented salami - fully cooked
    12. Typical products made in the world

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: July 21, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095980
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096802

About the Author

Gerhard Feiner

Gerhard Feiner has many years of experience in the industry. He started out with a Butcher apprenticeship and then obtained his Master Butcher degree in Austria. He then went on to be a Production Manager and Factory Manager in Austria, New Zealand and China. Dr. Feiner completed a post-graduate study of meat processing technology and business in Kulmbach, Germany. He became a Technical Manager for an international food additive company based in Melbourne, Australia covering Asia-Pacific and then Technical Director for a large meat processing company in Australia. He has his own consultancy and meat product manufacturing business and is currently the Head of Regional Application and Development Asia-Pacific for an international food ingredient business. In addition, Gerhard Feiner, is an International guest speaker at meat processing conferences and Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne on meat product technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne on Meat Processing Technology

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