Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruit and VegetablesAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: September 2005
Reviews current research on identifying and controlling food hazards Addresses major hazards including pathogens and pesticide residues Presents techniques for controlling hazards, including HACCP and risk assessment Analyzes the range of decontamination and preservation processes Features an international team of contributors With fresh produce identified as a significant source of contaminants, Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables reviews research on identifying and controlling hazards and its implications for food processors. Addressing major hazards, including pathogens and pesticide residues, the text discusses ways of controlling these hazards through techniques such as HACCP and risk assessment. It analyzes the range of decontamination and preservation processes, from alternatives to hypochlorite washing systems and ozone decontamination to good practice in storage and transport. With an international team of contributors, this is an invaluable reference for those in the fruit and vegetable industry.