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Handbook of Food Processing

Food Safety, Quality, and Manufacturing Processes, 1st Edition

Edited by Theodoros Varzakas, Constantina Tzia

CRC Press

659 pages | 114 B/W Illus.

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Packed with case studies and problem calculations, Handbook of Food Processing: Food Safety, Quality, and Manufacturing Processes presents the information necessary to design food processing operations and describes the equipment needed to carry them out in detail. It covers the most common and new food manufacturing processes while addressing relevant food safety and quality issues. The inclusion of case studies and problem calculations in most chapters differentiates this book from other books on food processing and engineering.


  • Handling and management of raw materials of foods
  • Sensory evaluation of foods
  • Hygiene and food sanitation
  • Case studies on the implementation of ISO22000, HACCP, and other management tools for the implementation of food safety–traceability
  • Food waste management case studies from the food industry along with life cycle analysis

The book explores food manufacturing from dairy, bakery and confectionery, fruits and vegetables, and nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages to chocolate, oils and fats, meat, poultry, seafood, snacks, and functional foods with a case study on nutraceuticals. It presents an analysis of flavor production, highlighting the characterization of aroma compounds, the description of aroma compounds found in vegetables and fruits, and the reactions that thermally generate aroma in foods.

It also examines food quality and safety requirements throughout, including raw materials handling, sensory evaluation of foods, hygiene and food sanitation, ISO22000, HACCP, and food waste management. The book helps you keep up with diverse consumer demands and rapidly developing markets.

Table of Contents

Raw Materials of Foods: Handling and Management

Constantina Tzia, Panagiotis Sfakianakis, and Virginia Giannou

Sensory Evaluation of Foods

Constantina Tzia, Virginia Giannou, Stella Lignou, and Dimitra Lebesi

Hygiene and Food Sanitation

Theodoros Varzakas

ISO 22000, HACCP and Other Management Tools for Implementation of Food Safety-Traceability Case Studies

Theodoros Varzakas

Food Waste Management

Theodoros Varzakas

Dairy Products Technology

Panagiotis Sfakianakis, Barbaros Özer, Theodoros Varzakas, and Constantina Tzia

Bakery Technology

Virginia Giannou, Dimitra Lebesi, Theodoros Varzakas, and Constantina Tzia

Minimally Proceßed (Fresh-Cut) Fruits and Vegetables: Production, Quality, and Safety

E. Manolopoulou and Theodoros Varzakas

Nonalcoholic Beverages

Theodoros Varzakas and Xenophon Stampelos

Alcoholic Beverages

Tsakiris Argyrios and Papakonstantinou Spyros

Chocolate Manufacturing

Theodoros Varzakas

Fats and Oils Proceßing Technology

Constantina Tzia, Virginia Giannou, Vasiliki Polychniatou, and Sofia Chanioti

Meat and Meat Products: Processing, Quality, and Safety

Theodoros Varzakas

Poultry Manufacturing Technologies

Theodoros Varzakas and Vivian Feddern

Seafood Technology: The Case Study of the Seafood Industry in the Russian Federation

Theodoros Varzakas, Elena A. Smirnova, and Olga V. Koroleva

Snack Foods

Constantina Tzia, Virginia Giannou, and Theodoros Varzakas

Functional Foods

Kleopatra Tsatsaragkou, Paraskevi Paximada, Stylliani Protonotariou, and Ioanna Mandala

Functional Foods Case Study: The Incorporation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Phytosterol Esters into Filo Products

Theodoros Varzakas

Flavor Production

Stella Lignou and Jane K. Parker

About the Editors

Theodoros Varzakas owns a Bachelor (Honours) in Microbiology and Biochemistry (1992), and a Ph.D. in Food Biotechnology and an MBA in Food from Reading University, UK (1998). He has also worked as a postdoctoral research staff at the same university. He has worked in large pharmaceutical and multinational food companies in Greece for 5 years and has also got at least 14 years experience in the public sector. Since 2005 he serves as Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Food Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese (ex Kalamata), Greece specializing in issues of food technology, food processing, food quality and safety. Reviewer in many international journals such as (International Journal of Food Science & Technology, Journal of Food Engineering, Waste Management, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Italian Journal of Food Science, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, Journal of Culinary Science and Technology, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Quality, Food Chemistry, J. Food Science). Has written more than 90 research papers and reviews and has presented more than 90 papers and posters in national and international conferences. He has written two books in Greek, one on genetically modified food and another one on Quality control in food. He has edited a book on sweeteners which has been published in 2012 by CRC and another book on biosensors published by CRC in 2013.

Constantina Tzia, received a diploma in chemical engineering and a Ph.D in food engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1977 and 1987, respectively. His current research interests include quality and safety (HACCP) of foods, sensory evaluation, fats and oil, dairy and bakery technology, and utilization of food by-products. Professor Tzia’s work has been widely published and presented, appearing in prestigious publications such as the Journal of Food Science, LWT - Food Science and Technology, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Food and Bioprocess Technology, and Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society.

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Contemporary Food Engineering

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