Completely revised and updated, Fundamental Food Microbiology, Third Edition includes the latest information on microbial stress response, food biopreservatives, recent pathogens of importance (such as Helicobacter pylori and BSE), and control by novel processing technologies. A new chapter addresses foodborne disease concerns in ready-to-eat foods, and an expanded chapter on microbial stress investigates the importance of stress response in foods. The book features updated coverage of spoilage bacteria in refrigerated foods, presents new sections on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, and includes questions and selected readings at the end of each chapter.
Providing comprehensive information on the interactions of microorganisms and food, this timely resource enhances understanding of food microbiology in a logical and concise manner. It will be a valuable reference for professionals and students involved in food and microbiology.
Food microbiology is the study of the microorganisms that inhabit, create, or contaminate food, including the study of microorganisms causing food spoilage, pathogens that may cause disease especially if food is improperly cooked or stored, those used to produce fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt, bread, beer, and wine, and those with other useful roles such as producing probiotics
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