Shelf life prediction for improved safety and quality of foods.

Author(s) : Univ. Coll. Dublin

Type of monograph: Other


This book summarises the work of the Concerted Action "Shelf-life prediction for improved safety and quality of foods" funded by the European Union under the COPERNICUS programme (project number: CIPA-CT94-0120). The action covered a three year period to January 31st, 1998, and involved over 40 partners from 13 countries. Extract from the table of contents: quality management of food; database for fruit quality control in packing houses; quality changes and conditioning models; mathematical models for the prediction of quality: deterioration of Belgian endive; statistical distribution of bacterial lag times; prediction of microbiological shelf life of chilled-irradiated chicken; hazard identification; microorganisms on vegetables in a high-oxygen modified atmosphere system; predictive models describing the growth of Listeria monocytogenes; stability of dried apples during storage; air drying of vegetables; shelf-life extension of "sauerkraut" by "sous-vide" packaging; shelf-life prediction of Elsanta strawberries packed under modified atmospheres; shelf-life extention of Bulgarian yoghurt by using a novel environment-friendly air-cycle integrated system for thermal and refrigerated processing.


  • Original title: Shelf life prediction for improved safety and quality of foods.
  • Record ID : 1999-0634
  • Languages: English
  • Publication: University college dublin, department of food science, faculty of agriculture - Ireland/Ireland
  • Publication date: 1998
  • Source: Source: 231 p. (17.4 x 25.2); fig.; tabl.; append.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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