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Overview on different sterilization techniques for baby food

Särkkä-Tirkkonen, Marjo; Väisänen, Hanna-Maija; Beck, Alexander; Kretzschmar, Ursula and Seidel, Katrin (2010) Overview on different sterilization techniques for baby food. University of Helsinki (Eigenverlag), Mikkeli, Finnland.

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The nutritional quality of the product as well as other quality attributes like microbiological and sensory quality are essential factors in baby food industry, and therefore different alternative sterilizing methods for conventional heating processes are of great interest in this food sector. This report gives an overview on different sterilization techniques for baby food. The report is a part of the work done in work package 3 ”QACCP Analysis Processing: Quality – driven distribution and processing chain analysis“ in the Core Organic ERANET project called Quality analysis of critical control points within the whole food chain and their impact on food quality, safety and health (QACCP).
The overall objective of the project is to optimise organic production and processing in order to improve food safety as well as nutritional quality and increase health promoting aspects in consumer products. The approach will be a chain analysis approach which addresses the link between farm and fork and backwards from fork to farm. The objective is to improve product related quality management in farming (towards testing food authenticity) and processing (towards food authenticity and sustainable processes.
The articles in this volume do not necessarily reflect the Core Organic ERANET’s views and in no way anticipate the Core Organic ERANET’s future policy in this area. The contents of the articles in this volume are the sole responsibility of the authors. The information contained here in, including any expression of opinion and any projection or forecast, has been obtained from sources believed by the authors to be reliable but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness. The information is supplied without obligation and on the understanding that any person who acts upon it or otherwise changes his/her position in reliance thereon does so entirely at his/her own risk.
The writers gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Core Organic Funding Body: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland and Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture, Germany.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Lebensmittelqualität und Sicherheit, Lebensmittelverarbeitung, food processing, baby food industry, sterilization techniques, QACCP, Core Organic
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > QACCP
Finland > Univ. Helsinki > Rural Research
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Food Quality
ISBN:978-952-10-5422-8 (pdf)
Related Links:http://www.helsinki.fi /ruralia, http://www.fibl.org
Deposited By: Beck, Dr. Alexander
ID Code:17236
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 11:38
Last Modified:05 Jul 2010 11:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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