Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality
Author: M Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2014-11-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781782420422

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Natural additives are increasingly favoured over synthetic ones as methods of ensuring food safety and long shelf-life. The antimicrobial properties of both plant-based antimicrobials such as essential oils and proteins such as bacteriocins are used in, for example, edible preservative films, in food packaging and in combination with synthetic preservatives for maximum efficacy. New developments in delivery technology such as nanoencapsulation also increase the potential of natural antimicrobials for widespread use in industry. Part one introduces the different types of natural antimicrobials for food applications. Part two covers methods of application, and part three looks at determining the effectiveness of natural antimicrobials in food. Part four focuses on enhancing quality and safety, and includes chapters on specific food products. Reviews different types of antimicrobials used in food safety and quality Covers how antimicrobials are created to be used in different foods Examines how the antimicrobials are used in foods to enhance the safety and quality

Natural Antimicrobials for the Minimal Processing of Foods

Natural Antimicrobials for the Minimal Processing of Foods
Author: S Roller
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2003-07
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1855736691

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Consumers demand food products with fewer synthetic additives but increased safety and shelf-life. These demands have increased the importance of natural antimicrobials which prevent the growth of pathogenic and spoilage micro-organisms. Edited by a leading expert in the field, this important collection reviews the range of key antimicrobials together with their applications in food processing. There are chapters on antimicrobials such as nisin and chitosan, applications in such areas as postharvest storage of fruits and vegetables, and ways of combining antimicrobials with other preservation techniques to enhance the safety and quality of foods.

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality
Author: Mahendra Rai
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: Anti-infective agents
ISBN: 1845937821

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The demands of producing high quality, safe (pathogen-free) food rely increasingly on natural sources of antimicrobials to inhibit food spoilage organisms and foodborne pathogens and toxins. Discovery and development of new antimicrobials from natural sources for a wide range of application requires that knowledge of traditional sources for food antimicrobials is combined with the latest technologies in identification, characterization and application. This book explores some novel, natural sources of antimicrobials as well as the latest developments in using well-known antimicrobials in food.

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality
Author: Mahendra Rai,Michael Chikindas
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781845937690

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The demands of producing high quality, safe (pathogen-free) food rely increasingly on natural sources of antimicrobials to inhibit food spoilage organisms and food-borne pathogens and toxins. Discovery and development of new antimicrobials from natural sources for a wide range of application requires that knowledge of traditional sources for food antimicrobials is combined with the latest technologies in identification, characterization and application. This book explores some novel, natural sources of antimicrobials as well as the latest developments in using well-known antimicrobials in food. Covering antimicrobials derived from microbial sources (bacteriophages, bacteria, algae, fungi), animal-derived products (milk proteins, chitosan, reduction of biogenic amines), plants and plant-products (essential oils, phytochemicals, bioactive compounds), this book covers the development and use of natural antimicrobials for processed and fresh food products. New and emerging technologies concerning antimicrobials are also discussed.

Food Safety in China

Food Safety in China
Author: Joseph Jwu-Shan Jen,Junshi Chen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2017-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781119238072

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From contaminated infant formula to a spate of all-too familiar headlines in recent years, food safety has emerged as one of the harsher realities behind China's economic miracle. Tainted beef, horse meat and dioxin outbreaks in the western world have also put food safety in the global spotlight. Food Safety in China: Science, Technology, Management and Regulation presents a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of food safety in China, along with emerging regulatory trends and the likely future needs of the country. Although the focus is on China, global perspectives are presented in the chapters and 33 of the 99 authors are from outside of China. Timely and illuminating, this book offers invaluable insights into our understanding of a critical link in the increasingly globalized complex food supply chain of today's world.

Antimicrobials in Food Science and Technology

Antimicrobials in Food Science and Technology
Author: Arti Gupta,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2023-11-20
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000986594

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The demands of producing high-quality, pathogen-free food rely increasingly on natural sources of antimicrobials to inhibit food spoilage organisms, foodborne pathogens, and toxins. The recent developments and innovations of new antimicrobials from natural sources for a wide range of applications require that knowledge of traditional sources for food antimicrobials is combined with the latest technologies in identification, characterization, and applications. This book explores novel, natural sources of antimicrobials as well as the latest developments in using well-known antimicrobials in food, covering antimicrobials derived from microbial sources, animal-derived products, plants, and value-added products. This book includes the development and use of natural antimicrobials for processed and fresh food products. New and emerging technologies concerning antimicrobials are also discussed. This bookconsiders recent developments and innovations in food technology in combating infectious diseases and explores advances in antimicrobial constituents and their applications in the fight against microbes. In addition, it also provides a variety of photographs, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material. The novel strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance are also described, emphasizing collaborative measures of control. Advanced topics in the volume include food processing, food security, preservation, nutritional analysis, quality control, and maintenance as well as good manufacturing practices in the food industries. Students, research scientists, academicians, and policy makers can benefit from Antimicrobials in Food Science and Technology as a resource that addresses microbial biotechnology, food microbiology, fermentation technology, ethnopharmacology, toxicology, microbial/medicinal plant products, and all disciplines related to antimicrobial research. Features of the book: Covers all food antimicrobials, natural and synthetic, with up-to-date research on each type Recent references on every conceivable food antimicrobial Describes recent laws and regulatory guidelines in the selection of appropriate additives for specific food products Includes innovations in natural antimicrobial value-added products Offers current and future applications of emergent antimicrobial technologies and the use of multifactorial food preservation with antimicrobials Details methods to improve antimicrobial properties to have a longer service life in combating infection

Natural Antimicrobial Agents

Natural Antimicrobial Agents
Author: Jean-Michel Mérillon,Céline Riviere
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-02-08
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319670454

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Documenting the latest research in the field of different pathogenic organisms, this book presents the current scenario about promising antimicrobials in the following areas: Part I. Plants as source of antibacterials, Part II. Naturally occurring antifungal natural products, Part III. Antiparasitic natural products, Part IV. Antiviral natural products. Renowned scientists from the globe have been selected as authors to contribute chapters. Use of plants for various ailments is as old as human civilization and continuous efforts are being made to improve medicinal plants or to product their bioactive secondary metabolites in high amounts through various technologies. About 200,000 natural products of plant origin are known and many more are being identified from higher plants and micro-organisms. Some plants based drugs are used since centuries and there is no alternative medicine for many such drugs as cardiac glycosides. Drug discovery from medicinal plants or marine micro-organisms continues to provide an important source of new drug leads. Research on new antibacterials represents a real and timely challenge of this century, particularly for the treatment of infections caused by clinical isolates that show multidrug resistance. The main microorganisms involved in the resistance process have been identified and given the acronym ESKAPE for Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae. Multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis including highly drug-resistant strains (XDR-TB) has also emerged as one of the most important clinical challenges of this century. Plants of diverse taxa and marine micro-organisms are rich source of these antimicrobials. An attempt has been made to compile the recent information about natural sources of antibacterials and their sustainable utilization. Increased panic of these pathogens warrants a growing demand for research to undertake the threat of multidrug resistance. The search for new antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral natural products is far from devoid of interest. According to the WHO report in 2013, malaria still represents some 207 million cases worldwide and more than 3 billion of people are still exposed to this risk. Similarly, about 350 million people are considered at risk of contracting leishmaniasis. The fight against some viruses also requires that the research on natural products continue. For example, even if an antiretroviral with direct action was recently approved in Europe in 2013, its high cost does not allow to offer it to an exposed population in countries where the cost of drugs remains a problem for a large part of the population. These books are useful to researchers and students in microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry and biology as well as medical professionals.

Natural Compounds as Antimicrobial Agents

Natural Compounds as Antimicrobial Agents
Author: Carlos M. Franco ,Beatriz Vázquez Belda
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2020-12-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783039360482

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The world is full of plants and animals that have their own defenses, producing various substances in their daily fight against bacteria, fungi, or other agents. These products are alternatives to conventional antimicrobials that have a poor reputation with consumers. Many of these compounds are well known; however, the multiple types of structures together with the variable responses depending of the type of biocontrol needed in a wide range of applications, such as clinical, agricultural, general hygiene, and food, necessitates the continuous search for specific applications and the continuous study of how to use these substances. The present book provides a summary of reviews and original research works that explore the multiple alternatives for the use of these compounds.