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High Pressure Processing of Foods

ISBN: 978-0-8138-0944-1
272 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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In High Pressure Processing of Foods, an array of international experts interrelate leading scientific advancements that use molecular biology techniques to explore the biochemical mechanisms of spore germination and inactivation by high pressure; investigate the inactivation of different spore species as functions of processing parameters such as pressure, temperature, time, food matrix, and the presence of anti-microbials; propose predictive mathematical models for predicting spore inactivation in foods treated with HPP; address commercial aspects of high pressure processing that include the high pressure equipment and packaging used to achieve the sterilization of bacterial spores in foods; and provide an assessment of the quality of food products preserved by HPP. High Pressure Processing of Foods is the landmark resource on the mechanisms and predictive modeling of bacterial spore inactivation by HPP.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to High Pressure Processing of FoodsMargaret F. Patterson, Mark Linton, and Christopher J. Doona.

2. Germination of Spores of Bacillus subtilis by High PressurePeter Setlow.

3. Inactivation of Bacillus cereus by High Hydrostatic PressureMurad A. Al-Holy, Mengshi Lin, and Barbara A. Rasco.

4. Inactivation of Bacillus spores at low pH and in milk by high pressure at moderate temperatureIsabelle Van Opstal, Abram Aertsen, and Chris W. Michiels.

5. Pressure and heat resistance of Clostridium botulinum and other endosporesMichael G. Gänzle, Dirk Margosch, Roman Buckow, Matthias A. Ehrmann, Volker Heinz, and Rudi F. Vogel.

6. The Quasi-chemical and Weibull Distribution Models of Nonlinear Inactivation Kinetics of Escherichia coli ATCC 11229 by High Pressure ProcessingChristopher J. Doona, Florence E. Feeherry, Edward W. Ross, Maria Corradini, and Micha Peleg.

7. Sensitization of microorganisms to high-pressure processing by phenolic compoundsYoon-Kyung Chung, Aaron S. Malone, and Ahmed E. Yousef.

8. Functional genomics for optimal microbiological stability of processed food productsStanley Brul, Hans van der Spek, Bart J.F. Keijser, Frank H.J. Schuren, Suus J.C.M. Oomes, and Roy C. Montijn.

9. Determination of Quality Differences in Low-Acid Foods Sterilized by High Pressure Versus RetortingMing H. Lau and Evan J. Turek.

10. Consumer Evaluations of High Pressure Processed FoodsAlan O. Wright, Armand V. Cardello, and Rick Bell.

11. Compression Heating and Temperature Control in High Pressure ProcessingEdmund Ting

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Author Information

Christopher J. Doona, PhD,serves as Research Chemist of the U.S. Army – Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, DoD Combat Feeding Directorate, Advanced Processes and Packaging Team with responsibilities for independently and in collaboration with other research scientists conducting, executing, and coordinating innovative new areas of basic and applied research with primary benefits to the military. Dr. Doona’s award-winning research investigations specialize in novel food processing technologies and innovative disinfectant technologies for the safety and stability of foods. Florence E. Feeherry, MS, serves as Research Microbiologist for the U.S. Army – Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, DoD Combat Feeding Directorate, Advanced Processes and Packaging Team with responsibilities for independently, and in collaboration with other researchers, carrying out basic and applied research investigations specializing in the principles of food microbiology to establish the safety of foods processed with novel technologies, such as high pressure, stabilized by formulation or “hurdle technology,” or treated with novel disinfectant technologies.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Landmark resource for the most promising emerging nonthermal technology for processing foods
  • Safely inactivate bacterial spores without compromising food structure or food quality
  • Addresses commercial aspects of high pressure processing
  • Internationally recognized editors and contributors
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"A good starting point, and central resource, for any research scientist interested in HP sterilisation." Microbiology Today
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