356 pages | 99 B/W Illus.
Specialty foods are made from high quality ingredients and offer distinct features to targeted customers who pay a premium price for their perceived benefits. The rise in production and sale of these foods has increased concerns over product quality and safety. Specialty Foods: Processing Technology, Quality, and Safety explores how these foods differ from other food sectors and describes their specific processing technologies, the equipment used to produce them, and steps taken to ensure their quality and microbial safety.
The book begins by describing various types of specialty foods, their regulation, and the major trends guiding the specialty food industry. It examines the diverse specialty foods marketplace and the strategies and practices that entrepreneurs must understand to be successful specialty food marketers. It also discusses internationally recognized food safety programs and examples of implemented food safety controls.
Next, the book presents sharply focused chapters on specific foods:
The final chapter provides additional information and resources for entrepreneurs, including sections on small-scale food processing equipment and packaging. Innovators in the food industry will find this resource an invaluable guide to a range of issues critical to the specialty food sector.
Introduction of Specialty Foods; Yanyun Zhao
Specialty Food Markets and Marketing; Larry Lev and Hikaru Hanawa Peterson
Food Safety of Specialty Foods and Their Controls; Jingyun Duan
Bread and Other Baked Goods; Devin J. Rose
Specialty Condiments, Dressings, and Sauces; Melissa Sales and Mark A. Daeschel
Jams, Jellies, and Other Jelly Products; Yanyun Zhao
Manufacturing Chocolate for Entrepreneurial Endeavors; Julie Laughter, B. Douglas Brown, and Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran
Dairy Products; Lisbeth Meunier Goddik and Shawn Fels
Juices and Functional Drinks; Olga I. Padilla-Zakour, Elizabeth K. Sullivan, and Randy W. Worobo
Specialty Fruit and Vegetable Products; Yanyun Zhao
Specialty Entrées, Meals, Convenience Foods, Soups, and Miscellaneous; Jingyun Duan
Additional Information and Resources for Entrepreneurs; Yanyun Zhao