This book covers application of food microbiology principles into food preservation and processing. Main aspects of the food preservation techniques, alternative food preservation techniques, role of microorganisms in food processing and their positive and negative features are covered. Features subjects on mechanism of antimicrobial action of heat, thermal process, mechanisms for microbial control by low temperature, mechanism of food preservation, control of microorganisms and mycotoxin formation by reducing water activity, food preservation by additives and biocontrol, food preservation by modified atmosphere, alternative food processing techniques, and traditional fermented products processing. The book isdesigned for students in food engineering, health science, food science, agricultural engineering, food technology, nutrition and dietetic, biological sciences and biotechnology fields. It will also be valuable to researchers, teachers and practising food microbiologists as well as anyone interested in different branches of food.
Keywords: Food microbiology; Foodborne diseases; Food spoilage; Sampling plan; sample preparation; Bacterial pathogenicity; microbial toxins; Immunological responses against foodborne diseases; Advanced techniques in food microbiology; Parasites; marine toxins; virus food poisonings; Microbial growth characteristics, Infectious Disease & Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Infectious Disease & Microbiology, Applied Microbiology