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Principles and Applications of Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Foods

Author: B A Blakistone
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Modified atmospheres are used to preserve foods without the need for unwanted preservatives. This book covers the subject from an industrial perspective and explains both how the technology works, and how it can be used. The editor and authors all have extensive practical knowledge of the subject and are world recognized authorities in the field. The new edition contains four new chapters and around 50% new material  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B A Blakistone
ISBN: 9781461560975 1461560977 9780834216822 0834216825 9781475762525 1475762526 9781475762549 1475762542
OCLC Number: 840286065
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: 1 Introduction --
1.1 Definitions, terminology and abbreviations --
1.2 Methods of atmosphere modification in packaged foods --
1.3 Gases used in MAP --
References --
2 Markets for MAP foods --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 History of CAP, MAP and vacuum packaging --
2.3 Europe --
2.4 USA and Canada --
2.5 Contemporary issues in MAP technologies --
2.6 Conclusion --
3 MAP machinery --
3.1 Historical development --
3.2 Gases --
3.3 Packaging material --
3.4 Packaging machines --
3.5 Chamber machines --
3.6 Flexible form-fill-seal machine systems --
3.7 Fail-safe assurance --
3.8 Automatic product feeding systems --
3.9 Conclusion --
4 Packaging materials for MAP of foods --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 Plastic films commonly used in MAP --
4.3 Combination of films --
4.4 Typical specifications for MAP use --
4.5 Seal system and quality --
4.6 Legislation and the environment --
5 Quality assurance of MAP products --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 Safety and quality of MAP foods --
5.3 Application of HACCP to MAP foods --
5.4 Total quality management and quality of MAP foods --
5.5 Combining hazard analysis with both critical control point and total quality control --
5.6 International Organization for Standardization and ISO 9000 series as a quality management tool --
5.7 Inspection and testing methods --
5.8 Regulatory aspects of MAP foods --
5.9 Summary --
Ref --
6 Fresh-cut produce --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Product respiration and MAP --
6.3 Quality maintenance --
6.4 Safety of MAP produce --
6.5 Packaging materials --
6.6 Future industry needs --
References --
7 Bakery products --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Factors governing shelf life --
7.3 Methods of extending mould-free shelf-life --
7.4 MAP --
7.5 Conclusions --
References --
8 Dairy foods, multi-component products, dried foods and beverages --
8.1 Dairy products --
8.2 Coffee --
8.3 Tea --
8.4 Snacks --
8.4.1 Nuts --
8.6 Fruit juices and other beverages --
8.7 Use of MAP in combination with other processes --
References --
9 Fish and shellfish --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 Spoilage of fish --
9.3 Gaseous preservatives used in modified atmosphere storage of fish --
9.4 Changes occurring during storage of fish products in MAP --
9.5 Adjuvant treatments --
9.6 Conclusion --
References --
10 Meats and poultry --
10.1 Introduction --
10.2 Microbiology of red meats --
10.3 Packaging of meats and poultry --
10.4 Vacuum packaging --
10.5 Gas atmospheres --
10.6 MAP storage of poultry --
10.7 Meat products --
10.8 Effects of MAP on selected meat products --
10.9 Safety aspects of MAP --
10.10 The Future 281 --
References.
Responsibility: edited by B.A. Blakistone.

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Modified atmosphere packaging may be defined as an active packaging method in which an altered atmosphere is created in the headspace that retards chemical deterioration while simultaneously  Read more...

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