Food Microbiology and Food Safety

Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment

Editors: Kornacki, Jeffrey (Ed.)

  • Describes selected bacterial pathogens, emerging pathogens, spoilage organisms and their significance to the industry and consumer
  • A valuable resource for investigating and resolving contamination related issues in food processing facilities
  • Useful For quality assurance directors, managers, supervisors and sanitation managers, sanitation supervisors, and governmental regulatory officials
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Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment provides proven approaches and suggestions for finding sources of microbiological contamination of industrially produced products.

Industrial food safety professionals find themselves responsible for locating and eliminating the source(s) of food contamination. These are often complex situations for which they have not been adequately prepared. This book is written with them, the in-plant food safety/quality assurance professional, in mind. However, other professionals will also benefit including plant managers, regulatory field investigators, technical food safety policy makers, college instructors, and students of food science and microbiology.

A survey of the personal and societal costs of microbial contamination of food is followed by a wide range of respected authors who describe selected bacterial pathogens, emerging pathogens, spoilage organisms and their significance to the industry and consumer. Dr. Kornacki then provides real life examples of in-plant risk areas / practices (depicted with photographs taken from a wide variety of food processing facilities). Factors influencing microbial growth, survival and death area also described. The reader will find herein a practical framework for troubleshooting and for assessing the potential for product contamination in their own facilities, as well as suggestions for conducting their own in-plant investigations. Selected tools for testing the environment and statistical approaches to testing ingredients and finished product are also described. The book provides suggestions for starting up after a processing line (or lines) have been shut down due to a contamination risk. The authors conclude with an overview of molecular subtyping and its value with regard to in-plant investigations.

Numerous nationally recognized authors in the field have contributed to the book. The editor, Dr. Jeffery L. Kornacki, is President and Senior Technical Director of the consulting firm, Kornacki Microbiology Solutions in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Food Science at the University of Georgia and also with the National Food Safety & Toxicology Center at Michigan State University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Troubleshooting Costs

    Kornacki, Jeffrey L.

    Pages 1-3

  • Selected Pathogens of Concern to Industrial Food Processors: Infectious, Toxigenic, Toxico-Infectious, Selected Emerging Pathogenic Bacteria

    Behling, Robert G. (et al.)

    Pages 5-61

  • Solving Microbial Spoilage Problems in Processed Foods

    Clavero, Rocelle

    Pages 63-78

  • Where These Contaminants Are Found

    Kornacki, Jeffrey L.

    Pages 79-102

  • What Factors Are Required for Microbes to Grow, Survive, and Die?

    Kornacki, Jeffrey L.

    Pages 103-115

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5517-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2598-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment
Editors
  • Jeffrey Kornacki
Series Title
Food Microbiology and Food Safety
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5518-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5518-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5517-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2598-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
Topics