9781420078442

Food Packaging and Shelf Life: A Practical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9781420078442

  • ISBN10:

    1420078445

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Demonstrates the Nexus between Packaging & Shelf LifeThe importance of packaging hardly needs stressing since only a handful of foods are sold in an unpackaged state. With an increasing focus on sustainability and cost-effectiveness, responsible companies no longer want to over-package their food products, yet many remain unsure just where reductions can effectively be made. Food Packaging and Shelf Life: A Practical Guide provides package developers with the information they need to specify just the right amount of protective packaging to maintain food quality and maximize shelf life.32 Expert Contributors from 12 Different CountriesCurrent food packaging must take into consideration the biochemical, chemical, physical, and biological changes that occur during processing, distribution, and storage. Organized according to chapters devoted to specific food products, this practical handbook defines ' for the first time ' the indices of failure for foods as diverse as milk, fruits, bottled water, juices, vegetables, fish, and beef. It discusses the deteriorative reactions for each and reviews how different packaging materials may influence time to failure and thus shelf life. Biobased packaging is examined in a separate chapter as is the impact of active packaging on shelf life. Packaging and the microbial shelf life of foods is the subject of another chapter, while a further chapter discusses shelf life testing methodology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Editorp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbolsp. xiii
Food Packaging and Shelf Lifep. 1
Food Quality and Indices of Failurep. 17
Shelf Life Testing Methodology and Data Analysisp. 31
Packaging and the Microbial Shelf Life of Foodp. 55
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Milkp. 81
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Cheesep. 103
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Milk Powdersp. 127
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Yogurtp. 143
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Water and Carbonated Drinksp. 157
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Orange Juicep. 179
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Coffeep. 199
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Beerp. 215
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Winep. 231
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Fresh Red and Poultry Meatsp. 259
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Fishp. 279
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetablesp. 297
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Vegetable Oilsp. 317
Packaging and the Shelf Life of Cereals and Snack Foodsp. 339
Shelf Life of Foods in Biobased Packagingp. 353
Active Packaging and the Shelf Life of Foodsp. 367
Indexp. 383
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