Thermal Processing of Packaged Foods - 2nd edition

Holdsworth, Donald, Simpson, Ricardo 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  412 pp  ISBN 9780387722498      £130.00
Thermal Processing of Packaged Foods, Second Edition, discusses the physical and engineering aspects of the thermal processing of packaged foods and examines the methods that have been used to establish the time and temperature of processes suitable to achieve adequate sterilization or pasteurization of the packaged food.

New features in this edition include:

  • The increased use of new packaging materials, including retortable pouches and the use of containers made from other plastic composite materials
  • The application of newer processing methods which use heat transfer media such as hot water, air/steam, and steam/water, which are necessary for the newer forms of packaging material
  • New methods of theoretically calculating the heat transfer characteristics during processing, including three-dimensional modeling and application of computerized fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques
  • The implications of newer models for microbial destruction
  • Revised techniques for process evaluation using computer models, including CD software
  • The development of process schedules for quality optimization in newer packaging materials
  • Important new aspects of methods of retort control

Unlike other texts on thermal processing, which cover very adequately the technology of the subject, the unique emphasis of this text is on processing engineering and its relation to the safety of processed foods products.

Written for academics, students, research workers, factory management and quality control staff


Preface First Edition
Preface Second Edition

  • Introduction
  • Heat Transfer
  • Kinetics of Thermal Processing
  • Sterilization, Pasteurization and Cooking Criteria
  • Heat Penetration in Packaged Foods
  • Process Evaluation Techniques
  • Engineering Aspects of Thermal Processing
  • Retort Control
  • Safety Aspects of Thermal Processing

Appendix A: Kinetic Factors for Microbial Inactivation
Appendix B: Kinetic Factors for Quality Attributes
Appendix C: Heat Penetration Protocols
Appendix D: FDA Food Process Filing

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