This book provides a detailed overview of the encapsulation technologies available for use in food products, food processing, and food production. The book aims to inform those who work in academia or R&D about both the delivery of food compounds via encapsulation and food processing using immobilized cells or enzymes. The structure of the book is according to the use of encapsulates for a specific application. Emphasis is placed on strategy, since encapsulation technologies may change. Most chapters include application possibilities of the encapsulation technologies in specific food products or processes.
The first part of the book reviews general technologies, food-grade materials, and characterization methods for encapsulates.
The second part discusses encapsulates of active ingredients (e.g., aroma, fish oil, minerals, vitamins, peptides, proteins, probiotics) for specific food applications.
The last part describes immobilization technologies of cells and enzymes for use within food fermentation processes (e.g., beer, wine, dairy, meat), and food production (e.g., sugar conversion, production of organic acids or amino acids, hydrolysis of triglycerides).
Edited by two leading experts in the field, Encapsulation Technologies for Food Active Ingredients and Food Processing will be a valuable reference source for those working in the academia or food industry. The editors work in both industry or academia, and they have brought together in this book contributions from both fields.
Dr. Nicolaas Jan (Klaas-Jan) Zuidam is leading the skillbase group ‘Controlled Delivery of Food Actives’ and is a member of the management team of the Flavour Generation & Delivery department within Unilever Research and Development in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. Since 1990, he has been working on encapsulation, respectively, in the area of pharmaceutics, gene therapy, laundry and foods. He is an author of more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and holds 2 patents.
Dr. Viktor A. Nedovic is an associate professor at the Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Since 1989, he has been working on immobilisation, co-immobilisation, encapsulation and bioreactor system design in the fields of food production and fermentation processes. He is an author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has served as co-editor of two important books on cell immobilisation: Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004) and Applications of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology (Springer, 2005).
Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology is divided into the two book volumes, FOBI 8A and FOBI 8B. The FOBI 8A volume, Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology, is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the FOBI 8B volume, Applications of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology, deals with diverse applications of this technology. This volume consists of 33 chapters that are arranged into 5 parts:Tissue engineering, Microencapsulation for disease treatment, Food and beverage applications, Industrial biochemical production, Environmental and agricultural applications.
Audience: This book is intended to cover the needs and to be the essential resource for both academic and industrial communities interested in cell immobilisation biotechnology. An integrated approach to "biological" and "engineering/technology" aspects is pursued to reach an even wider audience such as specialists in biomedicine, pharmacy, microbiology, biology, food technology, agriculture, environmental protection, chemical, biochemical and tissue engineering who seek a broad view on cell immobilisation/encapsulation applications.
"Selected experts in different fields have contributed to this volume. A large number of references are presented at the end of each chapter providing by this way an additional source of information. By its structure, this book is very useful to get a complete overview on various aspects of cell immibilisation/encapsulation applications. It is well adapted for beginners or confirmed scientists in cell immobilisation technology." A. Durieux and A. Van Landschoot in Cerevisia vol. 31, NI-2006.
-"Materials for cell immobilisation/encapsulation",
-"Methods and technologies for cell immobilisation/encapsulation",
-"Carrier characterisation and bioreactor design", and
-"Physiology of immobilised cells: techniques and mathematical modelling".
Audience: This volume is intended to cover the needs of, and to be the essential resource for, both the academic and industrial communities involved in the study of cell immobilisation biotechnology. A combination of biological and engineering/technology aspects is included to reach an even wider audience, such as specialists in biochemistry, microbiology, biology, medicine, chemical, biochemical and tissue engineering, who seek a broad view on cell immobilisation/encapsulation fundamentals and applications.
"It is now over 30 years since serious exploration and development of methods for immobilising cells began. This book fills that need more than adequately, providing information both for experts and for newcomers to the field, and should be available in the library of any institution involved in biotechnology." Chris Bucke in Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 81: 730 (2006)
"In summary, this book provides a rich expertise and knowledge on all aspects of cell immobilisation/encapsulation fundamentals. It presents a comprehensive up-to-date source of information for each scientist approaching this discipline." A. Durieux and A. van Landschoot in Cerevisia, vol 31, N1-2006
The material included covers formulation, stability, digestive release, bioaccessability and bioavailability. The text features a special emphasis on the materials science and technological aspects required for stabilization and successful production of foods with bioactive components. Consumer demand for healthier, yet satisfying food products is posing increasingly tough challenges for the food industry. Scientific research reveals new bioactive food components and new functionalities of known components.
Food materials science has also developed to a stage where food materials can be designed and produced to protect sensitive components for their delivery in complex food products. Such delivery systems must meet high safety and efficacy requirements and regulations, as well as economic viability criteria and consumer acceptance.
The edible film and coating industry is now a multimillion dollar industry. Less than $1 million in 1999, the market has grown to more than $100 million and is expected to grow to $350 million by 2008, according to James Rossman of Rossman Consulting. Pharmaceutical and consumer products have been responsible for the tremendous increase. This growth has produced an enormous amount of scientific articles, patents, and research projects undertaken by members of the food industry, academia, and research institutions.
Edible Films and Coatings for Food Applications brings together this vast wealth of scientific knowledge in a systematically organized volume. It examines the science, application, function, and market for edible films and coatings.
Now in its 5th Edition, the highly acclaimed Principles of Food Sanitation provides sanitation information needed to ensure hygienic practices and safe food for food industry personnel as well as students. The highly acclaimed textbook and reference addresses the principles related to contamination, cleaning compounds, sanitizers, cleaning equipment. It also presents specific directions for applying these concepts to attain hygienic conditions in food processing or food preparation operations.
New features in this edition include:
A new chapter on the concerns about biosecurity and food sanitation
Updated chapters on the fundamentals of food sanitation, contamination sources and hygiene, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, cleaning and sanitizing equipment, and waste handling disposal
Comprehensive and concise discussion about sanitation of low-, intermediate-, and high-moisture foods