Microbial Stress Adaptation and Food Safety
Edited by Ahmed E Yousef and Vijay K Juneja
Hardback 384pp ISBN 9781566769129
- Provides the first in-depth study of stress adaptation and its implications for the safety of minimally
and non-thermally processed foods
- Assesses the problems associated with stress adaptation
- Proposes practical solutions to overcome the microbial stress phenomenon
The first book to address the subject, Microbial Stress Adaptation and Food Safety emphasizes the implications of
stress adaptation and its consequences for food safety. It covers the basic science, kinetics, mechanisms, assessment,
and control of stress adaptation and its impact on the safety of foods produced by minimal processing or non-thermal
technologies. World renowned experts in the field provide detailed accounts of problems associated with stress
adaptation and suggest methods for overcoming these problems.
The book begins with an introduction to the stress adaptation phenomenon and its implications for the safety
of food processed by novel technologies. Then it addresses the responses of pathogens to physical and chemical
stresses encountered during food processing, such as heat, pressure, dehydration, radiation, added organic acids,
and naturally occurring antimicrobials. The adaptation of food microbiota to stress as a survival strategy is covered
next, followed by an examination of the broad spectrum of stresses that may increase a pathogen's tenacity and
resistance to processing.
Other topics include stress adaptation of beneficial lactic acid bacteria and how resistance or adaptation to stress
in the processing environment relates to pathogens' ability to cause disease. Finally, the book presents strategies to
overcome stress adaptation in foodborne pathogens. The authors suggest practical control measures and emphasize
the need for future research to counteract the stress adaptation phenomenon.
Microbial Stress Adaptation and Food Safety proposes practical solutions to microbial stress adaptation and its
hazardous effects on food safety and human health.
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