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Title Postharvest handling : a systems approach / edited by Wojciech J. Florkowski ... [and others]
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 615 pages) : illustrations
Series Food science and technology international series
Food science and technology international series.
Contents Systems Approach to Postharvest Handling -- Business Models of Fresh Produce in the United States -- Challenges in Handling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables -- Preharvest Physiological and Cultural Effects on Postharvest Quality -- Measuring Quality and Maturity -- Microbial Quality -- Testing and Measuring Consumer Acceptance -- Modeling Quality Characteristics -- Visual Inspection and Sorting: Finding Poor Quality Before the Consumer Does -- Latent Damage: A Systems Perspective -- Nondestructive Evaluation: Detection of External and Internal Attributes Frequently Associated with Quality or Damage -- Stress Physiology: A Cellular Approach to Quality -- Logistics of Fresh Produce: Implications for Quality -- Postharvest Handling Under Extreme Weather Conditions -- Postharvest Handling of Locally Grown Produce -- Refrigeration of Fresh Produce From Field to Home: Logistics and Refrigeration and the Refrigerator -- Challenges in Quality of Organic Produce -- The Shrinking System: Quality Specificity of Fresh Cut Vegetables and Fruit -- Tropical Fresh Fruit: Quality Challenge -- Food Safety: Food Safety and Product Integrity in Critical Points Within the Production and Distribution System -- Quality Management: An Industrial Approach ot Produce Handling -- Produce Marketing: New Techniques At the Supermarket -- Consumer Eating Habits and Fresh Produce Quality -- Genetic Modification Improvements in Fresh Produce Quality: Implications for Systems Approach -- Quality of Fresh Produce and Public Health -- Regulation of Fresh Produce Postharvest Handling -- Interdisciplinary Solutions to Challenges in Postharvest Handling
Summary Consideration of the interactions between decisions made at one point in the supply chain and its effects on the subsequent stages is the core concept of a systems approach. Postharvest Handling is unique in its application of this systems approach to the handling of fruits and vegetables, exploring multiple aspects of this important process through chapters written by experts from a variety of backgrounds. Newly updated and revised, this second edition includes coverage of the logistics of fresh produce from multiple perspectives, postharvest handing under varying weather conditions, quality control, changes in consumer eating habits and other factors key to successful postharvest handling. The ideal book for understanding the economic as well as physical impacts of postharvest handling decisions
Notes Previous ed.: edited by Robert L. Shewfelt and Stanley Prussia. San Diego, Calif.: Academic, 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Fruit -- Handling.
Fruit -- Postharvest technology.
Vegetables -- Handling.
Vegetables -- Postharvest technology.
Form Electronic book
Author Florkowski, Wojciech J.
Shewfelt, Robert L. Postharvest handling
ISBN 0123741122