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Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry

Fidel Toldrá (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-1477-3
576 pages
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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An internationally respected editorial team and array of chapter contributors has developed the Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry, an updated and comprehensive hands-on reference book on the science and technology of processing fermented meat and poultry products. Beginning with the principles of processing fermented meat and ending with discussions of product quality, safety, and consumer acceptance, the book takes three approaches: background and principles; product categories; and product quality and safety.
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Meat Fermentation Worldwide: History and Principles.

Chapter 1.

A Historical Perspective of Meat Fermentation.

Peter Zeuthen.

Chapter 2.

Production and Consumption of Fermented Meat Products.

Herbert W. Ockerman & Lopa Basu.

Chapter 3.

Principles of Curing.

Karl O. Honikel.

Chapter 4.

Principles of Meat Fermentation.

Esko Petäjä-Kanninen & Eero Poulanne.

Chapter 5.

Principles of Drying and Smoking.

Pedro Fito, Ana Andrés, José M. Barat.

Part 2. Raw Materials.

Chapter 6.

Biochemistry of Muscle and Fat.

Fidel Toldrá.

Chapter 7.


Jorge Ruiz.

Chapter 8.


Pedro Roncalés.

Chapter 9.

Spices and Seasonings.

Yun-Chu Wu & Suey Ping Chi.

Chapter 10.


Yun-Chu Wu & Suey Ping Chi.

Part 3. Microbiology and Starter Cultures for Meat Fermentation.

Chapter 11.

Microorganisms in Traditional Fermented Meats.

Isabelle Lebert, Sabine Leroy & Régine Talon.

Chapter 12.

The Microbiology of Fermentation and Ripening.

Margarita Garriga & Teresa Aymerich.

Chapter 13.

Starter Cultures: Bacteria.

Pier Sandro Cocconcelli.

Chapter 14.

Starter Cultures: Bioprotective Cultures.

Graciela Vignolo & Silvina Fadda.

Chapter 15.

Starter Cultures: Yeasts.

M-Dolores Selgas & M-Luisa García.

Chapter 16.

Starter Cultures: Molds.

Elisabetta Spotti & Elettra Berni.

Chapter 17.

Genetics of Microbial Starters.

Marie Champomier-Vergès, A-M. Crutz-Le Coq, Monique Zagorec and Sabine Leroy, Emilie Dordet-Frisoni, S. Planchon & Régine Talon.

Chapter 18.

Influence of Processing Parameters on Cultures Performance.

Louise H. Stahnke & Karsten Tjener.

Part 4. Sensory Attributes.

Chapter 19.

General Considerations.

Asgeir Nilsen & Marit Rødbotten.

Chapter 20.


Jens K.S. Moller & Leif H. Skibsted.

Chapter 21.


Shai Barbut.

Chapter 22.


Karsten Tjener & Louise H. Stahnke.

Part 5. Product Categories: General Considerations.

Chapter 23.

Composition and Nutrition.

Daniel Demeyer.

Chapter 24.

Functional Meat Products.

Diana Ansorena & Iciar Astiasarán.

Chapter 25.

International Standards: USA.

Melvin C Hunt & Elizabeth Boyle.

Chapter 26.

International Standards: Europe.

Reinhard Fries.

Chapter 27.

Packaging and Storage.

Byungrok Min & Dong U. Ahn.

Part 6. Semidry-fermented Sausages.

Chapter 28.

US Products.

Robert E. Rust Chapter 29.

European Products.

Kálmán Incze.

Part 7. Dry-fermented Sausages.

Chapter 30.

Dry-fermented Sausages: An Overview.

Fidel Toldrá and Wai-Kit Nip and Y H Hui.

Chapter 31.

US Products.

Robert Maddock.

Chapter 32.

Mediterranean Products.

Juan A. Ordoñez & Lorenzo de la Hoz.

Chapter 33.

North European Products.

Jürgen Schwing & Ralf Neidhardt.

Part 8. Other Fermented Meats and Poultry.

Chapter 34.

Fermented Poultry Sausages.

Sunita J. Santchurn & Antoine Collignan.

Chapter 35.

Fermented Sausages From Other Meats.

Halil Vural & Emin Burçin Özvural.

Part 9. Ripened Meat Products.

Chapter 36.

US Products.

Kenneth Stalder, Nicholas L. Berry and Dana J. Hanson and William MikelChapter 37.

Central and South American Products.

Silvina Fadda & Graciela Vignolo.

Chapter 38.

Mediterranean Products.

Mario Estevez, Sonia Ventanas, David Morcuende & Jesús Ventanas.

Chapter 39.

North European Products.

Torunn T. Haseth, Maan S. Sidhu and Gudjon Thorkelsson.

Chapter 40.

Asian Products.

Gian H. Zhou and Gai-Ming Zhao.

Part 10. Biological and Chemical Safety of Fermented Meat Products.

Chapter 41.

Spoilage Microorganisms: Risks and Control.

Jean Labadie.

Chapter 42.

Pathogens: Risks and Control.

Panagiotis Skandamis & George-John E. Nychas.

Chapter 43.

Biogenic Amines: Risks and Control.

M.Carmen Vidal-Carou, Teresa Veciana-Nogués, M.Luz Latorre-Moratalla & SaraBover-Cid.

Chapter 44.

Chemical Origin Toxic Compounds.

Milagro Reig & Fidel Toldrá.

Chapter 45.

Disease Outbreaks.

Colin Pierre.

Part 11. Processing Sanitation and Quality Assurance.

Chapter 46.

Basic Sanitation.

Stefania Quintavalla & Silvana Barbuti.

Chapter 47.

Processing Plant Sanitation.

Jordi Rovira & Dorota Puszczewicz.

Chapter 48.

Quality Control.

Fidel Toldrá, Mónica Flores, Miguel A. Sentandreu & M-Concenpción Aristoy.

Chapter 49.


Maria Joao Fraqueza.

Chapter 50.

Quality Assurance Plan.

Friedrich-Karl Lücke

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Author Information


Fidel Toldrá, Ph.D., is a Research Professor and Head of the Meat Science Laboratory, Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (CSIC), Spain. Dr. Toldrá has edited and/or authored more than nine books in food chemistry and food biochemistry, food flavors, and meat and poultry processing.

Associate Editors

Y. H. Hui, Ph.D., Science Technology System, West Sacramento, CA

Iciar Astiasarán, Ph.D., University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Wai-Kit Nip, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Joseph G. Sebranek, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Expedito-Tadeu F. Silveira, Ph.D., Instituto de Tecnología de Alimentos, Campinas – SP, Brazil

Louise H. Stahnke, Ph.D., Chr. Hansen A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark

Régine Talon, Ph.D., Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Saint-Genès Champanelle, France.

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  • Most current and comprehensive review of the science and technology of processing fermented meat and poultry products

  • Coverage of processing principles, numerous fermented meat categories, and product quality and safety

  • Internationally recognized editors and contributors
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