The Handbook of Meat Processing
comprehensively presents the current status of the manufacturing of the most important meat products. Part one, Technologies, begins with discussions on meat chemistry, biochemistry and quality and then provides background information on main technologies involved in the processing of meat, such as freezing, cooking, smoking, fermentation, emulsification, drying and curing. Part two, Products, is focused on the description of the manufacture of the most important products, including cooked and dry-cured hams, cooked and fermented sausages, bacon, canned meat, paté, restructured meats and functional meat products. Part three, Controls, offers current approaches for the control of the quality and safety of manufactured meat products.
Keywords: meat manufacturing, meat technology, meat quality, meat safety, food safety, meat scientists