Retitled to reflect expansion of coverage from the first edition, Handbook of Meat and Meat Processing, Second Edition, contains a complete update of materials and nearly twice the number of chapters. Divided into seven parts, the book covers the entire range of issues related to meat and meat processing, from nutrients to techniques for preservation and extending shelf life.
Topics discussed include:
An overview of the meat-processing industry
The basic science of meat, with chapters on muscle biology, meat consumption, and chemistry
Meat attributes and characteristics, including color, flavor, quality assessment, analysis, texture, and control of microbial contamination
The primary processing of meat, including slaughter, carcass evaluation, and kosher laws
Principles and applications in the secondary processing of meat, including breading, curing, fermenting, smoking, and marinating
The manufacture of processed meat products such as sausage and ham
The safety of meat products and meat workers, including sanitation issues and hazard analysis
Drawn from the combined efforts of nearly 100 experts from 16 countries, the book has been carefully vetted to ensure technical accuracy for each topic. This definitive guide to meat and meat products it is a critical tool for all food industry professionals and regulatory personnel.