About this book
For centuries man has treated food to prolong its edible life, and nowadays both traditional and modern preservatives are used widely to ensure the satisfactory maintenance of quality and safety of foods. There continues to be increased public concern about the use of food additives, including preservatives, resulting from a perception that some of them may have deleterious effects on health. However, as eating habits have changed with an emphasis on what has been popularly termed a `healthy diet', there is at the same time a concern that reduction in preservative usage could lead to loss of safety and protection from food poisoning. While some preservatives are coming under increasing regulatory pressure others, particularly more natural ones, are receiving increased attention and gaining in importance and acceptability.
This book supports the continued safe and effective use of preservatives within these current constraints. It therefore gives detailed information on the practical use of the major antimicrobial preservatives. Uniquely, it couples this with current understanding of their modes of action, at the levels of cellular physiology and biochemistry, in such a way as to provide a sound scientific basis for their efficacy. Such an approach also encourages the future logical development and use of preservatives.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Food Preservatives
Nicholas J. Russell
Grahame W. Gould
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30042-9
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47736-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-1006-9
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-30042-9
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XVI, 380
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Chemistry/Food Science, general
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"The book gives detailed information on the practical and safe use of the major antimicrobials. One of the features of the book is that it uniquely couples the application with the current understanding of their mode of action, at the level of cellular physiology and biochemistry, information which is not readily available in the literature, at least on the level it is presented.
Food Preservatives has a broad appeal both to a readership that ranges from those engaged in food production, to students and researchers in the field of food science and technology and microbiologists interested in current molecular aspects of food preservation."
- Niels Skovgaard, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Volume 10 Issue 3, 15 June 2005