Improving the Health Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Improving the Health Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products
Author: F A Tomás-Barberán,M I Gil
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2008-04-23
ISBN: 1845694287
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving the Health Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products Book Excerpt:

Consumers are advised to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, but the health effects of increased intake are not fully understood. This important collection brings together information on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables. Introductory chapters provide an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives and consumer attitudes towards fruit and vegetables. Part two discusses the health effects of fruit and vegetables in relation to specific diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases. The focus in Part three is on understanding fruit and vegetable phytochemicals. Chapters cover physiological and ecological functions and biosynthesis of health-promoting compounds in fruit and vegetables, rapid analysis of phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables and clinical evidence for biological activity of fruit and vegetable phytochemicals. Part four chapters review the effect of pre- and post-harvest technologies on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables. Topics covered include traditional breeding and modern processing techniques and their effect on fruit and vegetable phytochemicals; genetic manipulation of vegetable crops to alleviate diet-related diseases; agronomy and the nutritional quality of fruit; storage and handling of fruit and vegetables for optimal health-related quality and postharvest enhancement of bioactive compounds in fresh produce using abiotic stresses. The final chapters in Part five look at the nutritional quality of particular fruit and vegetable products, such as fresh-cut fruit and vegetables and organic fruit and vegetables. Improving the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetable products is a valuable reference for those working in the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable sector of the food industry. Provides an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives Discusses the health effects of fruit and vegetables in relation to specific diseases Reviews the impact of agronomy, post-harvest treatments and processing on the nutritional quality of fresh fruit and vegetables

Health promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Health promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Leon Alexander Terry
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1845935284
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Book Excerpt:

Provides detailed information on identity, nature, bioavailability, chemopreventative effects and postharvest stability of specific chemical classes with known bioactive properties.

Promoting safe and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption to improve health

Promoting safe and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption to improve health
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Ministry of Social Development and Family of Chile
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN: 9251355118
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting safe and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption to improve health Book Excerpt:

FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend a daily fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake of at least 400 grams/adult. However, low F&V intake has become a global public health problem. The promotion of F&Vs in the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables emphasizes unprocessed or minimally processed F&Vs, which are highly beneficial to health. However, processing can improve food safety, especially from microbiological contamination, and reduce loss and waste. Conversely, F&Vs which are highly processed can undermine the health benefits of F&V consumption.

Fruit and Vegetable Flavour

Fruit and Vegetable Flavour
Author: B Brückner,S G Wyllie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-02-29
ISBN: 1845694295
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fruit and Vegetable Flavour Book Excerpt:

Consumer acceptance of food is highly dependent on flavour. This important collection reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improving the flavour of fruit and vegetable products. Opening chapters outline the economic importance of flavour in fruit and vegetables. Part one investigates the formation of fruit and vegetable flavour and how it deteriorates after harvest. Part three contains chapters on flavour management during horticultural and postharvest operations. Chapters discuss the possibilities and limitations for flavour improvement by selection and breeding, and the role of maturity for improved fruit and vegetable flavour. Part four concludes the volume with a discussion of emerging trends in flavour manipulation, especially how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement. With its team of experienced international contributors Fruit and vegetable flavour: recent advances and future prospects is an essential reference for all those working in the food industry concerned with improving flavour in fruit and vegetables. Reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improvement Discusses the possibilities and limitations for flavour enhancement by selection and breeding Illustrates how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement

Vegetable Crops

Vegetable Crops
Author: Ertan Yildirim,Melek Ekinci
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2022-04-20
ISBN: 1839699485
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetable Crops Book Excerpt:

In ancient times, people benefited from ingesting different parts of various weeds (root, stem, shoot, leaf, flower, fruit, seed, etc.) to maintain a healthy life. People have obtained the vegetables we grow today by succeeding in cultivating these weeds. This book explains the health benefits of vegetable crops, organic vegetable growing, greenhouse management, and principles of irrigation management for vegetable crops.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN: 331900915X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews Book Excerpt:

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. This series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions.

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops
Author: Noureddine Benkeblia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 1119079985
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops Book Excerpt:

An in-depth treatment of cutting-edge work being done internationally to develop new techniques in crop nutritional quality improvement Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops explores recent advances in biotechnological methods for the nutritional enrichment of food crops. Featuring contributions from an international group of experts in the field, it provides cutting-edge information on techniques of immense importance to academic, professional and commercial operations. World population is now estimated to be 7.5 billion people, with an annual growth rate of nearly 1.5%. Clearly, the need to enhance not only the quantity of food produced but its quality has never been greater, especially among less developed nations. Genetic manipulation offers the best prospect for achieving that goal. As many fruit crops provide proven health benefits, research efforts need to be focused on improving the nutritional qualities of fruits and vegetables through increased synthesis of lycopene and beta carotene, anthocyanins and some phenolics known to be strong antioxidants. Despite tremendous growth in the area occurring over the past several decades, the work has only just begun. This book represents an effort to address the urgent need to promote those efforts and to mobilise the tools of biotechnical and genetic engineering of the major food crops. Topics covered include: New applications of RNA-interference and virus induced gene silencing (VIGS) for nutritional genomics in crop plants Biotechnological techniques for enhancing carotenoid in crops and their implications for both human health and sustainable development Progress being made in the enrichment and metabolic profiling of diverse carotenoids in a range of fruit crops, including tomatoes, sweet potatoes and tropical fruits Biotechnologies for boosting the phytonutritional values of key crops, including grapes and sweet potatoes Recent progress in the development of transgenic rice engineered to massively accumulate flavonoids in-seed Phytonutritional Improvement of Crops is an important text/reference that belongs in all universities and research establishments where agriculture, horticulture, biological sciences, and food science and technology are studied, taught and applied.

Functional Foods Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention

Functional Foods  Nutraceuticals  and Degenerative Disease Prevention
Author: Gopinadhan Paliyath,Marica Bakovic,Kalidas Shetty
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN: 0470960825
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Foods Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention Book Excerpt:

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention is a compilation of different segments of functional foods and nutraceuticals focusing on their mechanism of action in the human body leading to disease prevention. Numerous chapters deal with different functional foods in terms of their efficacy, highlighting the mechanism of action of their ingredients. The book focuses on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the disease prevention process rather than simply compiling the benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Aimed primarily at an audience comprised of researchers, industry professionals, food scientists, medical professionals and graduate level students, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention offers a mechanism-based interpretation for the effect of nutraceuticals within the human body. Ultimately, the discussion of the biological effects of a variety of functional foods will provide a wholesome approach to the maintenance of health through judicious choice of functional foods.

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
Author: G. K. Jayaprakasha,Bhimanagouda S. Patil
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 178021037X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Book Excerpt:

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The present series on “Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods” focuses on the health-promoting properties of fruits and their active components involved in the prevention of chronic diseases. A world-class group of academic researchers and scientists wrote these chapters to provide state-of-the-art reviews. The nine chapters in this book provide an integrated picture of the health beneficial properties of functional foods. Chapters 1-3 address the health benefits of commonly consumed beverages such as tea, coffee, and fruit juices. Chapters 4-8 deal with the nutraceutical properties of major and highly consumed fruits, including pomegranates, citrus, grapes, kiwifruits, annona, and berries. In addition, these chapters discuss consumer interest in naturally colored foods with regard to absorption, metabolism, and antioxidant capacity, followed by the causes of inflammatory diseases and diabetes, as well as various biological activities that can overcome these health concerns. Chapter 9 presents the heart health benefits of plant sterols, these compounds found naturally in whole grains, nuts, oil seeds and legumes as well as fruits, and are structurally similar to cholesterol and can reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels in humans. Thus, this series comprehensively describes the basic information that will be useful for scientists, researchers, teachers, and consumers. This volume is aimed at the following major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, and Research Personnel.

Foods Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims

Foods  Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims
Author: Michele Jeanne Sadler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 0857098489
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foods Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims Book Excerpt:

Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims provides an overview of how health claims are regulated in the European Union, as well as detailed scientific and regulatory information about permitted health claims for particular types of foods and ingredients. Part one provides a background to the regulation of health claims in Europe. Part two focuses on authorised disease risk reduction claims, claims relating to children’s development, and health and proprietary claims. Part three sets out ingredients with permitted “general function claims, including choline, creatine, sweeteners, dietary lactase supplements, and polyphenols in olive oil. Part four outlines foods and nutrients with permitted health claims, with chapters on vitamins and minerals, proteins, meat, fish, water, and the replacement of saturated fats. Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims is the go-to resource for R&D managers and technical managers in the food, and beverage and dietary supplements industry, product development managers, health professionals and academic researchers in the field. Provides a comprehensive overview of foods and food substances that have achieved approved health claims in Europe under Regulation EC 1924/2006 Covers properties and applications of each ingredient, as well as evidence for the health claim and how it benefits consumers Outlines the importance of each claim in product development and marketing and regulatory issues such as conditions of use

Postharvest Plant Pathology

Postharvest Plant Pathology
Author: N.G. Ravichandra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 1000507181
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Plant Pathology Book Excerpt:

The purpose of the book Postharvest Plant Pathology is to provide its readers recent developments and updated comprehensive information on postharvest pathogens & diseases of major crops. This book explicates the fundamental aspects of postharvest diseases of crops and is conveniently divided into ten chapters, providing the latest information on the concept & types of postharvest diseases, economically significant postharvest pathogens & diseases of major crops, factors governing postharvest diseases, storage conditions, food safety issues, quiescence in post harvest pathogens, detailed & recent information on major mycotoxins, various approaches of postharvest disease management, integrated management strategies, biochemical & molecular aspects of postharvest diseases, apart from which, an exclusive chapter for discussing the postharvest nematode diseases and their management is also furnished. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Author: Elhadi M Yahia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN: 0857092766
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Book Excerpt:

While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit. Chapters in Volume 2 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimizing losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 2 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an essential reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area. Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 2 is an essential reference for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area Reviews the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits Important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions

Nanotechnology in the Food Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries

Nanotechnology in the Food  Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries
Author: Qingrong Huang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN: 085709565X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in the Food Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology has the potential to impact on food processing significantly. This important book summarises current research in this area and provides an overview of both current and possible future applications of nanotechnologies in the food industry. Issues such as safety and regulation are also addressed. After an introductory overview, the first part discusses general issues such as risk assessment, the regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food. Part two summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in food processing, including nanoscale nutraceutical delivery systems, nanoemulsions and colloids, nanoscale rapid detection devices for contaminants, nanofiltration and nanocomposite packaging materials. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Nanotechnology in the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries is a valuable reference work for both food processors and those researching this expanding field. Discusses issues such as risk assessment, regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food Summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in food processing, including nutraceutical delivery and packaging materials Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this book is an invaluable reference for industry professionals and academics alike

Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry

Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry
Author: Darwin G Caldwell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-12-03
ISBN: 0857095765
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry Book Excerpt:

The implementation of robotics and automation in the food sector offers great potential for improved safety, quality and profitability by optimising process monitoring and control. Robotics and automation in the food industry provides a comprehensive overview of current and emerging technologies and their applications in different industry sectors. Part one introduces key technologies and significant areas of development, including automatic process control and robotics in the food industry, sensors for automated quality and safety control, and the development of machine vision systems. Optical sensors and online spectroscopy, gripper technologies, wireless sensor networks (WSN) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are discussed, with consideration of intelligent quality control systems based on fuzzy logic. Part two goes on to investigate robotics and automation in particular unit operations and industry sectors. The automation of bulk sorting and control of food chilling and freezing is considered, followed by chapters on the use of robotics and automation in the processing and packaging of meat, seafood, fresh produce and confectionery. Automatic control of batch thermal processing of canned foods is explored, before a final discussion on automation for a sustainable food industry. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Robotics and automation in the food industry is an indispensable guide for engineering professionals in the food industry, and a key introduction for professionals and academics interested in food production, robotics and automation. Provides a comprehensive overview of current and emerging robotics and automation technologies and their applications in different industry sectors Chapters in part one cover key technologies and significant areas of development, including automatic process control and robotics in the food industry and sensors for automated quality and safety control Part two investigates robotics and automation in particular unit operations and industry sectors, including the automation of bulk sorting and the use of robotics and automation in the processing and packaging of meat, seafood, fresh produce and confectionery

Extrusion Problems Solved

Extrusion Problems Solved
Author: M N Riaz,G J Rokey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-11-09
ISBN: 085709520X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extrusion Problems Solved Book Excerpt:

Extrusion is widely used for the preparation of a variety of foodstuffs including breakfast cereals, snack food and pasta, as well as pet food and animal and aquaculture feed. Extrusion problems solved provides responses to more than 300 frequently asked questions about the process of food extrusion and the techniques and equipment involved, in a practical question-and-answer format. The book is divided into twelve chapters for ease of reference: the opening chapters concentrate on introductory queries and on different components of an extruder system, followed by two chapters that help the reader select the correct type of extruder for a product. Chapters five and six discuss the impact of factors such as protein content and particle size on the extrusion process, while the use of pre-conditioners is discussed in chapter seven. The latter part of the book discusses specific types of extruder and die and knife assemblies, followed by a chapter on issues relating to drying extruded food products. The final chapter offers practical guidelines and rules of thumb for the most common issues relating to food and feed extrusion. Written by two leading experts in the field, Extrusion problems solved is an essential reference source and troubleshooting guide for professionals working in food, pet food and feed extrusion. It will also be a valuable training resource for students of extrusion. Offers practical guidelines and rules of thumb for the most common food and feed extrusion problems Chapters concentrate on introductory queries, types of extruder and components of extruder systems, knife assemblies, the use of pre-conditioners and issues in drying extruded food products Provides responses to more than 300 frequently asked questions about the processes, equipment and techniques of food extrusion in a practical question-and-answer format

Managing Wine Quality

Managing Wine Quality
Author: Andrew G. Reynolds
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 184569998X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Wine Quality Book Excerpt:

Many aspects of both grape production and winemaking influence wine sensory properties and stability. Progress in research helps to elucidate the scientific basis of quality variation in wine and to suggest changes in viticulture and oenology practices. The two volumes of Managing wine quality review developments of importance to wine producers and researchers. The focus is on recent studies, advanced methods and likely future technologies. Part one of the second volume Oenology and wine quality opens with chapters reviewing the impact of different winemaking technologies on quality. Topics covered include yeast and fermentation management, enzymes, ageing on lees, new directions in stabilisation, clarification and fining of white wines and alternatives to cork in wine bottle closures. Managing wine sensory quality is the major focus of part two. Authors consider issues such as cork taint, non-enzymatic oxidation and the impact of ageing on wine flavour deterioration. The volume concludes with chapters on the management of the quality of ice wines and sparkling wines. With authoritative contributions from experts across the world’s winemaking regions, Managing wine quality is an essential reference work for all those involved in viticulture and oenology wanting to explore new methods, understand different approaches and refine existing practices. Reviews the impact of different technologies on wine quality Discusses yeast and fermentation management, enzymes and ageing on lees Considers issues surrounding wine sensory quality including cork taint and the impact of ageing on flavour deterioration

Advances in Meat Poultry and Seafood Packaging

Advances in Meat  Poultry and Seafood Packaging
Author: Joseph P. Kerry
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN: 0857095714
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Meat Poultry and Seafood Packaging Book Excerpt:

Packaging plays an essential role in limiting undesired microbial growth and sensory deterioration. Advances in meat, poultry and seafood packaging provides a comprehensive review of both current and emerging technologies for the effective packaging of muscle foods. Part one provides a comprehensive overview of key issues concerning the safety and quality of packaged meat, poultry and seafood. Part two goes on to investigate developments in vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging for both fresh and processed muscle foods, including advances in bulk packaging and soluble carbon dioxide use. Other packaging methods are the focus of part three, with the packaging of processed, frozen, ready-to-serve and retail-ready meat, seafood and poultry products all reviewed, alongside advances in sausage casings and in-package pasteurization. Finally, part four explores emerging labelling and packaging techniques. Environmentally-compatible, antimicrobial and antioxidant active packaging for meat and poultry are investigated, along with edible films, smart packaging systems, and issues regarding traceability and regulation. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in meat, poultry and seafood packaging is a key text for those involved with the research, development and production of packaged meat, poultry and seafood products. It also provides an essential overview for post-graduate students and academic researchers with an interest in the packaging of muscle foods. Provides a comprehensive review of current and emerging technologies for the effective and safe packaging of muscle foods Investigates developments in vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging for fresh and processed muscle foods, including advances in bulk packaging and soluble carbon dioxide use Explores environmentally-compatible, antimicrobial and antioxidant active packaging for meat and poultry, along with edible films, smart packaging systems, and issues regarding traceability and regulation

Determining Mycotoxins and Mycotoxigenic Fungi in Food and Feed

Determining Mycotoxins and Mycotoxigenic Fungi in Food and Feed
Author: Sarah De Saeger
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN: 0857090976
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Determining Mycotoxins and Mycotoxigenic Fungi in Food and Feed Book Excerpt:

Mycotoxins - toxic secondary metabolites produced by mycotoxigenic fungi – pose a significant risk to the food chain. Indeed, they may be the most hazardous of all food contaminants in terms of chronic toxicity and legislative limits on their levels in food and feed continue to be developed worldwide. Rapid and reliable methods for the determination of both mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in food and feed are therefore essential. This book reviews current and emerging methods in this area. Part one focuses on the essentials of mycotoxin determination, covering sampling, sample preparation and clean-up and key determination techniques, such as chromatographic separation, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and immunochemical methods. Part two then goes on to describe quality assurance, official methods and performance criteria for determining mycotoxins in food and feed. Topics covered include laboratory accreditation, method validation and measurement uncertainty. The development and analysis of biomarkers for mycotoxins are discussed in part three. Individual chapters focus on detecting exposure in humans and animals. Part four is concerned with the processes involved in determining mycotoxigenic fungi in food and feed. It also describes the identification of genes and gene clusters involved in mycotoxin synthesis, as well as DNA barcoding of toxigenic fungi. Finally, part five explores some of the emerging methods for mycotoxin analysis, ranging from bio-sensing to spectroscopic techniques. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Determining mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi in food and feed is a standard reference for all those concerned with reducing mycotoxin contamination in the food chain. Focuses on the essentials of mycotoxin determination, covering sampling, sample preparation, clean-up and key determination techniques Documents quality assurance and official methods and performance criteria for determining mycotoxins in food and feed Explores the processes of determining mycotoxigenic fungi in food and feed including the identification of genes and gene clusters

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries
Author: D-W Sun
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-08-13
ISBN: 0857095773
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries Book Excerpt:

The use of computer vision systems to control manufacturing processes and product quality has become increasingly important in food processing. Computer vision technology in the food and beverage industries reviews image acquisition and processing technologies and their applications in particular sectors of the food industry. Part one provides an introduction to computer vision in the food and beverage industries, discussing computer vision and infrared techniques for image analysis, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging, tomographic techniques and image processing. Part two goes on to consider computer vision technologies for automatic sorting, foreign body detection and removal, automated cutting and image analysis of food microstructure. Current and future applications of computer vision in specific areas of the food and beverage industries are the focus of part three. Techniques for quality control of meats are discussed alongside computer vision in the poultry, fish and bakery industries, including techniques for grain quality evaluation, and the evaluation and control of fruit, vegetable and nut quality. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Computer vision technology in the food and beverage industries is an indispensible guide for all engineers and researchers involved in the development and use of state-of-the-art vision systems in the food industry. Discusses computer vision and infrared techniques for image analysis, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging, tomographic techniques and image processing Considers computer vision technologies for automatic sorting, foreign body detection and removal, automated cutting and image analysis of food microstructure Examines techniques for quality control and computer vision in various industries including the poultry, fish and bakery, fruit, vegetable and nut industry

Trends in Packaging of Food Beverages and Other Fast Moving Consumer Goods FMCG

Trends in Packaging of Food  Beverages and Other Fast Moving Consumer Goods  FMCG
Author: Neil Farmer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN: 0857098977
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends in Packaging of Food Beverages and Other Fast Moving Consumer Goods FMCG Book Excerpt:

Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends. Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to consider modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems, including smart and intelligent packaging, and the role these play in augmenting and securing the consumer brand experience. Developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems are then discussed, followed by innovations and trends in metal, paper and paperboard packaging. Further chapters review international environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative frameworks, before the use of nanotechnology, smart and interactive packaging developments for enhanced communication at the packaging/user interface are explored. Finally, the book concludes by considering potential future trends in materials and technologies across the international packaging market. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is an important reference tool, providing a practical overview of emerging packaging technologies and market trends for research and design professionals in the food and packaging industry, and academics working in this area. Introduces the present status, current trends and new innovations in the field whilst considering future trends in materials and technologies Considers modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems including smart and intelligent packaging Discusses developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems