The opening section of Volume 1: Milk production and processing introduces milk biochemistry and raw milk microbiology. Part two then reviews major milk contaminants, such as bacterial pathogens, pesticides and veterinary residues. The significance of milk production on the farm for product quality and safety is the focus of Part three. Chapters cover the effects of cows' diet and mastitis, among other topics. Part four then reviews the state-of-the-art in milk processing. Improving the quality of pasteurised milk and UHT milk and novel non-thermal processing methods are among the subjects treated.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, volume 1 of Improving the safety and quality of milk is an essential reference for researchers and those in industry responsible for milk safety and quality.
- Addresses consumer demand for improved processes and technologies in the production, safety and quality of milk and milk products
- Reviews the major milk contaminants including bacterial pathogens, pesticides and vetinary residues as well as the routes of contamination, analytical techniques and methods of control
- Examines the latest advances in milk processing methods to improve the quality and safety of milk such as modelling heat processing, removal of bacteria and microfiltration techniques
The microbiological safety of raw milk
Key requirements for milk quality and safety: A processor's perspective. Part 2 Contaminants in milk: Pesticides, veterinary residues and other contaminants in milk
Contaminants in milk: Routes of contamination, analytical techniques and methods of control
Good hygienic practice in milk production and processing. Part 3 Safety and quality issues in raw milk production: Exploiting genetic variation in milk-fat composition of milk from dairy cows
Cows' diet and milk composition
Mastitis and raw milk quality, safety and yield
Quality assurance schemes on the dairy farm. Part 4 Safety and quality issues in milk processing: Improving pasteurised and extended shelf-life milk
Improving UHT processing and UHT milk products
Modelling heat processing of dairy products
Removal of bacteria, spores and somatic cells from milk by centrifugation and microfiltration techniques
High pressure processing of milk
Pasteurization of milk with pulsed electric fields
Other novel milk preservation technologies: Ultrasound, irradiation, microwave, radio frequency, ohmic heating, ultraviolet light and bacteriocins
Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) and other food safety systems in milk processing.
Mansel Griffiths is Professor of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Canada and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety. He is well known for his work on the microbiological safety of food.