Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of production and processing in the food industry is an important tool for improving sustainability. Environmental assessment and management in the food industry reviews the advantages, challenges and different applications of LCA and related methods for environmental assessment, as well as key aspects of environmental management in this industry sector. Part one discusses the environmental impact of food production and processing, addressing issues such as nutrient management and water efficiency in agriculture. Chapters in Part two cover LCA methodology and challenges, with chapters focusing on different food industry sectors such as crop production, livestock and aquaculture. Part three addresses the applications of LCA and related approaches in the food industry, with chapters covering combining LCA with economic tools, ecodesign of food products and footprinting methods of assessment, among other topics. The final part of the book concentrates on environmental management in the food industry, including contributions on training, eco-labelling and establishing management systems. With its international team of editors and contributors, Environmental assessment and management in the food industry is an essential reference for anyone involved in environmental management in the food industry, and for those with an academic interest in sustainable food production. Reviews the advantages, challenges and different applications of LCA and related methods for environmental assessment Discusses the environmental impact of food production and processing, addressing issues such as nutrient management and water efficiency in agriculture Examines environmental management in the food industry, including contributions on training, eco-labelling and establishing management systems

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  • Author : U Sonesson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • ISBN : 0857090224
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Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry

Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry
  • Author : U Sonesson,J Berlin,F Ziegler
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 September 2010
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of production and processing in the food industry is an important tool for improving sustainability. Environmental assessment and management in the food industry reviews the advantages, challenges and different applications of LCA and related methods for environmental assessment, as well as key aspects of environmental management in this industry sector. Part one discusses the environmental impact of food production and processing, addressing issues such as nutrient management and water efficiency in agriculture. Chapters in Part two

Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing

Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing
  • Author : Joyce Boye,Yves Arcand
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 January 2012
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Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry
  • Author : Darwin G Caldwell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 03 December 2012
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  • Author : Ali Demirci,Michael O Ngadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 June 2012
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The problem of creating microbiologically-safe food with an acceptable shelf-life and quality for the consumer is a constant challenge for the food industry. Microbial decontamination in the food industry provides a comprehensive guide to the decontamination problems faced by the industry, and the current and emerging methods being used to solve them. Part one deals with various food commodities such as fresh produce, meats, seafood, nuts, juices and dairy products, and provides background on contamination routes and outbreaks as well

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  • Author : D-W Sun
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 13 August 2012
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  • Author : Syed S. H. Rizvi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 October 2010
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 06 January 2015
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  • Author : McLaren, S., Berardy, A., Henderson, A., Holden, N., Huppertz, T., Jolliet, O., De Camillis, C., Renouf, M., Rugani, B
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release : 23 December 2021
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  • Author : Xinbao Liu,Jun Pei,Lin Liu,Hao Cheng,Mi Zhou,Panos M. Pardalos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 02 October 2017
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Problems facing manufacturing clusters that intersect information technology, process management, and optimization within the Internet of Things (IoT) are examined in this book. Recent advances in information technology have transformed the use of resources and data exchange, often leading to management and optimization problems attributatble to technology limitations and strong market competition. This book discusses several problems and concepts which makes significant connections in the areas of information sharing, organization management, resource operations, and performance assessment. Geared toward practitioners and

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  • Author : Qingrong Huang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 April 2012
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Nanotechnology has the potential to impact on food processing significantly. This important book summarises current research in this area and provides an overview of both current and possible future applications of nanotechnologies in the food industry. Issues such as safety and regulation are also addressed. After an introductory overview, the first part discusses general issues such as risk assessment, the regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food. Part two summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in

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  • Author : Mary Ann Curran
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 October 2012
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  • Author : Stanley Brul,P M Fratamico,Thomas A. McMeekin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 November 2010
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Successful methods for the detection and investigation of outbreaks of foodborne disease are essential for ensuring consumer safety. Increased understanding of the transmission of pathogens in food chains will also assist efforts to safeguard public health. Tracing pathogens in the food chain reviews key aspects of the surveillance, analysis and spread of foodborne pathogens at different stages of industrial food production and processing. Part one provides an introduction to foodborne pathogen surveillance, outbreak investigation and control. Part two concentrates on

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  • Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
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  • Author : Eric A Decker,Ryan J Elias,D. Julian McClements
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 September 2010
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Oxidative rancidity is a major cause of food quality deterioration, leading to the formation of undesirable off-flavours as well as unhealthy compounds. Antioxidants are widely employed to inhibit oxidation, and with current consumer concerns about synthetic additives and natural antioxidants are of much interest. The two volumes of Oxidation in foods and beverages and antioxidant applications review food quality deterioration due to oxidation and methods for its control. The second volume reviews problems associated with oxidation and its management in

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  • Author : Craig Leadley
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 18 November 2015
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