Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

by W Jongen
     
 

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Fresh fruit and vegetables have been identified as a significant source of pathogens and chemical contaminants. As a result, there has been a wealth of research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain. Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables reviews this research and its implications for food processors.

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Overview

Fresh fruit and vegetables have been identified as a significant source of pathogens and chemical contaminants. As a result, there has been a wealth of research on identifying and controlling hazards at all stages in the supply chain. Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables reviews this research and its implications for food processors.

Part one reviews the major hazards affecting fruit and vegetables such as pathogens and pesticide residues. Building on this foundation, Part two discusses ways of controlling these hazards through such techniques as HACCP and risk assessment. The final part of the book analyses the range of decontamination and preservation techniques available, from alternatives to hypochlorite washing systems and ozone decontamination to good practice in storage and transport.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Improving the safety of fresh fruit and vegetables is a standard reference for all those involved in fruit and vegetable production and processing.

  • Reviews recent research on controlling hazards at all stages of the supply chain
  • Discusses the implications of this research on food processors
  • Discusses the implications of this research on food processors

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Editorial Reviews

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…a solid reference for everyone involved in all stages of the fresh produce chain and for specialists in food preservation processing., CEREVISTA - Belgian Journal of Brewing and Biotechnology
This book offers the most important topics in the field of fresh fruit and vegetable safety approach … I warmly recommend this book., Croatian Journal of Food Science and Technology
This book has all that anyone involved at all stages in the supply chain needs to know about fresh fruit and vegetable safety., Croatian Journal of Food Science and Technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855739567
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/29/2005
Series:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition Series, #114
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Wim Jongen is Head of the Product Design and Quality Management Group at Wageningen Agricultural University. He is also Scientific Director of the prestigious Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO).

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