The best-selling first edition of this contributed book established itself as a highly practical and authoritative source of information on shelf-life evaluation. Every food manufacturer is concerned about shelf life, as are the major retailers and ingredient suppliers. Increasing consumer interest in food safety, quality and date marking, competitive pressures from retailers and extensive legislative changes have combined to give this subject new significance. A proper evaluation of shelf life must be grounded on sound scientific prinicles, supported by up-to-date techniques. This book begins with six chapters reviewing the principles of shelf-life evaluation, followed by ten chapters on a number of selected food products such as chilled yogurt and other dairy desserts, seafood, and meat. The latest edition has been expanded to include new chapters on HACCP, preservation technology and shelf life, and minimally processed, ready-to-eat ambient-stable meat products. Sufficient information on the principles and practice of shelf life evaluation has been included for the beginner as well as for those who are more experienced in this area.
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs as it is called is when they alter the DNA of a fruit or vegetable. These experiments are done to increase yield or to make yield better. But there is no scientific proof that they are better or even safe. Only time will tell at a future date. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye, and barley. There are some people who have gluten intolerance. Gluten aggravates and causes inflammation in the small intestines of people suffering from celiac disease. These people need to have a diet that is gluten free. There are many products which are gluten free and finding an alternative should not be a major problem. Many of the vegetables, fruits, and dairy products are found gluten free. Many people are turning to this new diet. If you plan to start a gluten free diet, it is advisable to consult your doctor. Going vegetarian is quite a common thing these days. These vegetarians stick on to only vegetables, avoiding meat from their diet. We need to learn more about what is vegan. Vegan is a step ahead of being a vegetarian. They not only avoid eating meat, but they also avoid eating or using anything from the animal kingdom. They do not even consume milk, eggs or any dairy products. They look into all the details of the ingredients before buying a product. Bread, marshmallows, chewing gums, salad dressing, mayonnaise all of which contain some animal products that are not consumed by vegans. They are very strict about their diet. Their doctrine is saying No cruelty to animals. Many of the processed foods, sauces, ketchup, salad dressings, cereals, and crackers contain artificial sweeteners. These are very similar to our table sugar. But they are quite harmful to the body if taken in excess over a long period of time. Either sugar or any artificial sweetener in excess will cause obesity or even lead to diabetes. Large fructose corn syrup is an artificial sweetener that is applied in most of the prepared foods. As far as possible avoid using it. Try to maintain a healthy diet. If you plan to start a vegan diet or a gluten-free diet, see that you find suitable alternatives to get the needed minerals and vitamins for your body. There are no individuals more disturbed about the possible dangerous effects of GMO food than the fathers and mothers. In fact, that's why a lot of parents want to know what GMO food is capable of doing to the health of their children as well as the rest of their family. Anyway, that is why I want you to get a copy of this book: GMO Foods: The Truth About Genetically Modified Food... a Layman's Insight Into 'What Is GMO ' and the Genetic Engineering Chaos Today! Yes, you will not only be equipped with the needed information to guide your choice of food but will be able to protect your family from any danger inherent in the GMO fads....
Processed Meats, Third Edition reflects the changes taking place in the meat processing industry. This updated edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices involved in processing meat and poultry into consumer products. The volume covers a range of topics, from the economics of processing to the industry's recent trends and new developments, including new chapters on spices and low fat processed meat. This current edition includes the composition and nutritive value of raw materials and processed meats, various curing agents, methods of curing, smoking, and industry adaptations influenced by consumer demands for convenience and healthy products. While the majority of this work addresses various meat products, such as sausages, canned meat, sectioned and formed meats, cured and smoked products, and restructured meat products, the volume also discusses operations and formulations. Processed Meats, Third Edition is a unique and valuable text for undergraduate students. In addition, professionals in the meat and poultry industries will benefit from the current information found in this new, single-source guide.
For all dietetic and foodservice management courses covering topics such as procurement, financial management, quantity food production, human resource management, and leadership.
Harnesses a unique systems model to explain and understand foodservice management
Applicable to a wide range of courses, including food production, management, leadership, and human resource management, this Ninth Edition of Foodservice Organizations: A Managerial and Systems Approach continues to use its unique system model as a guiding framework for understanding foodservice management. Originally developed by Dr. Allene Vaden, the foodservice systems model remains innovative and has withstood the test of time. With its detailed discussion concerning how to transform human, material, facility, and operational inputs into outputs of meals, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and financial accountability, the basic principles of the text are applicable to a wide variety of programs.
Within the text, theory and empirical research are seamlessly blended with practice and practical applications. The Ninth Edition includes updated and revised information on sustainable practices, process improvement, strategic management, leadership development, food safety, and current trends.
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