Microbial Contamination and Food Degradation, Vol 10. Handbook of Food Bioengineering

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  • Book
  • 514 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Microbial Contamination and Food Degradation, Volume 10 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, provides an understanding of the most common microbial agents involved in food contamination and spoilage, and highlights the main detection techniques to help pinpoint the cause of contamination. Microorganisms may cause health-threatening conditions directly by being ingested together with contaminated food, or indirectly by producing harmful toxins and factors that can cause food borne illness. This resource discusses the potential sources of contamination, the latest advances in contamination research and strategies to prevent contamination using key methods of analysis and evaluation.

  • Presents modern alternatives for avoiding microbial spoilage and food degradation using preventative and intervention technologies
  • Provides key methods for addressing microbial contamination and preventing food borne illness through research and risk assessment analysis
  • Includes detailed information on bacterial contamination problems in different environmental environments and the methodologies to help solve those problems
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1. Food Products and Food contamination
2. Microbial contamination, prevention and early detection in food industry
3. Microbiological Contamination in Foods and Beverages: Consequences and Alternatives in the Era of Microbial Resistance
4. Quorum sensing as a mechanism of microbial control and food safety
5. Food Degradation and Food-borne Diseases: A Microbial Approach
6. Fresh cut fruits: microbial degradation and preservation
7. Occurrence of natural toxins in seafood
8. Biopreservatives as agents to prevent food spoilage
9. Wine microbial spoilage: advances in defects remediation
10. Near Infrared spectral informative indicators for meat and dairy products bacterial contamination and freshness evaluation
11. Use of bacterial growth curve for assessing risk of microbiological pathogens in food products
12. Biosensors and express control of bacterial contamination of different environmental objects
13. Mycotoxins in Foods: Mycotoxicoses, Detection and Management
14. Multiple-locus variable-number of tandem-repeats analysis (MLVA) as subtyping technique for foodborne pathogens
15. Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of essential oils in food systems
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Grumezescu, Alexandru Mihai
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Holban, Alina Maria
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor - General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (http://nanobioletters.com/)

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ? Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

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