Postharvest Handling, Third Edition: A Systems Approach (Food Science and Technology)

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Postharvest Handling, Third Edition takes a global perspective in offering a system of measuring, monitoring, and managing produce processing to improve food quality, minimize food waste, reduce risks and uncertainties, and maximize time and resources. This is a unique resource that provides a general understanding of the post harvest system, its role in the food value chain and offers essential tools to monitor and control the handling process, predict and combat unexpected events (e.g. spoilage), and manage the food quality and safety within a facility. Proven research methods and applications from various view points are available to help you maintain high quality produce and achieve the highest yields possible. Current challenges including oversupply, waste, food safety, lack of resources, and sustainability are addressed and best practices for production to thrive in spite of these challenges are explored.

  • Presents current research methods and applications in temperature control and heat treatments to help minimize moisture content to prevent spoilage and mold, etc
  • Includes information on challenges of traceability and sustainability
  • Presents testing and measurement techniques and applications
  • Provides technological tools to create crop value to improve both food safety and food quality

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Postharvest Handling, Third Edition takes a global perspective in offering a system of measuring, monitoring, and managing produce processing to improve food quality, minimize food waste, reduce risks and uncertainties, and maximize time and resources. This unique resource provides an overview of the postharvest system and its role in the food value chain, and offers essential tools to monitor and control the handling process. It shows how to predict and combat unexpected events (e.g., spoilage), and manage the food quality and safety within a facility. Proven research methods and applications from various viewpoints are available to help you maintain high-quality produce and achieve the highest yields possible. The book also explores current challenges?including oversupply, waste, food safety, lack of resources, sustainability?and best practices for production to thrive in spite of these challenges.

  • Presents current research methods and applications in temperature control and heat treatments to help minimize moisture content, to prevent spoilage and mold, and more
  • Addresses challenges of traceability and sustainability
  • Presents testing and measurement techniques and applications
  • Provides technological tools to create crop value and improve both food safety and food quality

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Understand the physical and economic impacts of

postharvest handling decisions

Supply chain decisions can have significant impact on subsequent stages of the produce handling process, affecting not only the physical state of the product at delivery, but the economic result as well. Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach is unique in its presentation of the multiple factors that must be taken into consideration for a successful processing event.

Revised and updated, this second edition explores the logistics of handling fruits and vegetables from a variety of perspectives. Leading experts present important insights into postharvest handling under varying weather conditions, assuring quality control, changes in consumer habits and other key factors including overall supply chain management.

Key Features:

  • New chapters on:
    • Evolution of postharvest handling in the freshcut industry
    • Local produce suppliers
    • Global relevance of quality management, standards and traceability
    • Consumer acceptance of taste and nutrition

  • Application-based information for all stages of decision-making including handling issues during sorting, storage, and freshcut processing
  • Emerging issues in fresh produce including increased emphasis on safety, consumer health, taste and latent damage, as well as the importance of preharvest conditions for the postharvest quality

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