Information is conveniently grouped under four categories:
? Basic background--History and consumption trends, milk composition characteristics, dairy processing principles, regulatory requirements, laboratory analysis, starter cultures, packaging, and more
? Yogurt manufacture--Fruit preparations and flavoring materials, ingredients, processing principles, manufacture of various yogurt types, plant cleaning and sanitizing, quality assurance, and sensory analysis
? Manufacture of fermented milks--Procedure, packaging and other details for more than ten different types of products
? Health benefits--Functional foods, probiotics, disease prevention, and the health attributes of yogurt and fermented milks
All manufacturing processes are supported by sound scientific, technological, and engineering principles. Manufacturing Yogurt and Fermented Milks is designed for professionals in the dairy and food industry as well as for upper level undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Food Science, Dairy Technology and related fields. Industry professionals, professors, and students engaged in research in dairy/ food science will find the book's contemporary information and experience-based applications invaluable.