Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and PackagingAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: November 2005
§ Discusses quality and safety issues for each frozen food category in individual chapters, ensuring comprehensive coverage § Examines freezing and packaging equipment, transportation methods and facilities, cold chain monitoring techniques § Offers in-depth consideration of recent alternatives and potential technologies § Provides a complete list of references for further study Frozen foods make up one of the biggest sectors in the food industry. Their popularity with consumers is due primarily to the variety they offer and their ability to retain a high standard of quality. Thorough and authoritative, the Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging provides the latest information on the art and science of correctly handling and containing frozen foods. The book is divided into five parts for ease of accessibility and comprehension. Fundamentals of Freezing explains the basics of freezing. Facilities for the Cold Chain focuses on freezing-related equipment and facilities. Quality and Safety of Frozen Foods stresses the importance of quality, safety, and the nutritional values of frozen foods. Monitoring and Measuring Techniques for Quality and Safety describes the methods and techniques used to measure and maintain the quality and safety of frozen foods. The final part, Packaging of Frozen Foods discusses topics such as the various packaging materials used, a description of packaging machinery, and the future developments foreseen in frozen food packaging. Providing chapters written by authors with esteemed academic and professional credentials, the Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging is an essential resource for scientists in the frozen food industry.