Author(s): Lelieveld, H. L. M.
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Pub. Date: 2014
The hygienic processing of food concerns both the potential hazards in the food products and the regulation, design and management of food processing facilities. This second edition of Hygiene in food processing gives a revised overview of the practices for safe processing and incorporates additional chapters concerning pest control, microbiological environmental sampling and the economics of food plants.
Part one addresses the risks of microbial foods and the corresponding regulation in the EU. Part two discusses the hygienic design of food factory infrastructure, encompassing the design and materials for the factory itself and the food processing equipment. This edition includes a chapter on the control of compressed gases used to pneumatically operate equipment. Part three focuses on cleaning and disinfection practices in food processing. The chapter on cleaning in place also considers more cost-effective systems and complements the additional chapter on maintenance of equipment. Issues including the hygiene of workers, the potential infection of foreign bodies and pest control are explored. Further, the chapter on microbiological sampling explains how to calculate the risk of contamination depending on the product’s environment.
This essential second edition is useful for professionals responsible for hygiene in the food industry. It provides a comprehensive, yet concise and practical reference source for food plant managers, suppliers of food processing equipment, building contractors and food inspectors looking for an authoritative introduction to hygiene regulation, hygienic design and sanitation.