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Food Quality Control

Methods, Importance and Latest Measures

Cristina García Jaime (editor)

ISBN: 9781773610191

Publication Date: Jan 2018

Format: Hardback

Covers all the basic concepts regarding the history, contemporary practices and future possibilities affecting quality control in the food industry. This will help readers in the understanding of the importance of food quality control in the food industry and its evolution towards the highest standard of consumer-focused production.
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Food quality control and management has been an important issue since the time when ancient people dried meat, vegetables and fruits to be used in the next season. Over the years, people became more involved in the processing and production of safe and sustainable food items that brings better taste and quality to the consumer. But the fact is that the processing methods, the results and the way in which food was preserved for later use became even more complicated and sophisticated. One of the first preservation techniques used in ancient times was salting. Salt was used to reduce the risk of developing fungus and other microorganisms in food. Though, the lack of knowledge in microbiology and food pathology hindered the development of more techniques to preserve quality, texture, taste and aroma. For this reason, as the time passed, people started to develop new techniques that preserved food in it natural characteristics. It was studied how to control the decay process and how to improve the food quality by controlling various risk factors effectively. These methods were introduced with the help of increasing knowledge in the field of microbiology and biotechnology. The findings helped to develop different substances, methods and equipment to reduce the risks in preserved and packaged food. These techniques were useful for improving shelf life and for providing sustainable food items that stay healthy for a longer period of time. Nowadays, advancements in food quality and control have brought the innovative features of quality management that collect: management, checks, inspection and testing procedures. There is a great emphasis on managing the quality factor through multiple aspects and implementing the highest standards of HACCP and ISO so that consumers take safe and healthy food. The more recent developments are towards the environmentally friendly packaging and use of healthy methods to reduce risks to the ecosystem. This book covers all the basic concepts regarding the history, present practices and all the future possibilities affecting quality control in the food industry. This will help readers in the understanding of the importance of food quality control in the food industry and its evolution towards the highest standard of consumer-focused production.
Pages 275
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2018
Publisher Delve Publishing
Subject/s Industrial quality control   Food manufacturing & related industries   Food & beverage technology  
Cristina Garcia Jaime is a Spanish food specialist who studied Food Quality and Technology in the University of Granada and Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Pablo de Olavide University (Seville). She has worked in different food areas: scientific, industry and clinic. Currently, she has founded a company established in Europe and called "Foodise" dedicated to help small business and companies to manage all issues related to food.

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