Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach

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Overview

Postharvest Handling: A systems Approach introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue or technologically based with an emphasis on storage and handling. This volume integrates all processes from production practices through consumer consumption with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing fresh product that meets consumer expectations.

Audience: Postharvest physiologists or technologists across the disciplines of agricultural economics, agricultural endgineering, food sciences, and horticultural along with handlers of fresh or minimaly processed products within the fresh produce processing industries will find this to be an invaluable source of information.

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Introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables that integrates all processes from the production practices through consumer consumption, with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing a product that meets consumer expectations. Discusses the marketing system for fresh produce in the US, preharvest physiological and cultural effects on postharvest quality, visual inspection and sorting, modeling and measuring quality and consumer acceptance, supermarketing techniques, food safety, and other aspects of interest to scientists, technologists, and others in the food industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126399905
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/16/1992
  • Series: Food Science and Technology Series
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

R.B. How, The Marketing System for Fresh Produce in the U.S. R.L. Shewfelt and S.E. Prussia, Challenges in Handling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. S.E. Prussia and R.L. Shewfelt, A Systems Approach to Postharvest Handling. R.B. Beverly, J.G. Latimer, And D.A. Smittle, Preharvest Physiological and Cultural Effects on Postharvest Quality. R.L. Shewfelt, Measuring Quality and Maturity. R.E. Brackett, Measuring Microbial Quality. S.M. Fletcher, A.V.A Resurreccion and S.K. Misra, Measuring and Modeling Consumer Acceptance. C.N. Thai, Modeling Quality Characteristics. F. Bollen, S.E. Prussia, And A. Lidror, Visual Inspection and Sorting: Finding Poor Quality Before the Consumer. Y.-C. Hung, Latent Damage: A Systems Perspective. W. Tollner, J.K. Brecht, And B.L. Upchurch, Non-Destructive Evaluation: Detection of External and Internal Attributes Frequently Associated with Quality or Damage. R.L. Shewfelt, Stress Physiology: A Cellular Approach to Quality. A. Lidror and S.E. Prussia, Quality Managaement: An Industrial Approach to Produce Handling. S.M. Fletcher, Produce Marketing: New Techniques at the Supermarket. R.E. Brackett, D.M. Smallwood, S.M. Fletcher, And D.L. Horton, Food Safety: Critical Points Within the Production and Distribution System. S.M. Fletcher, Interdisciplinary Solutions to Postharvest System Challenges.

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