The first part of the book reviews meat composition and its effect on quality together with the role of additives. There are chapters on fat, protein and other components in meat, changes in meat pre- and post-slaughter, and additives such as phosphates, salts, hydrocolloids, proteins, carbohydrates and fillers. Part two reviews raw materials, additives, manufacturing processes and representative recipes from around the world for a range of particular meat products. It includes chapters on cooked ham and bacon, cooked, fresh and raw fermented sausages, raw fermented and non-fermented salami, cured air-dried products, burgers and patties, brawn and meat jelly, canned and marinated meat. The final part of the book discusses quality and safety issues, particularly meat microbiology.
Meat products handbook is a standard reference for R&D, quality and production managers in meat processing.
- A one volume reference on processed meat products
- Combines detailed practical knowledge of processing and ingredients with scientific understanding
- A standard reference for research & development, quality and production managers in the meat industry
A qualified Master Butcher, Gerhard Feiner has worked in the meat industry for over twenty years. He has been a Factory and Production Manager in countries such as Austria, New Zealand and China, and has worked for companies in Germany and Australia supplying ingredients to the meat industry. Mr Feiner studied meat technology at the Federal College for Meat Technology at Kulmbach, which is closely associated with the prestigious Federal Institute for Meat Science and Technology in Germany. He has conducted technical seminars in many countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific.