Biofilms in the Food and Beverage Industries reviews the formation of biofilms and the best practices for their control. When bacteria attach to and colonize the surfaces of food processing equipment and food products themselves, there is a risk that biofilms may form. Human pathogens in biofilms can be harder to remove than free microorganisms and may therefore pose a more significant food safety risk.Part one considers fundamental aspects such as molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation by food-associated bacteria and methods for biofilm imaging, quantification and monitoring. Part two then reviews biofilm formation by different microorganisms. Chapters in Part three focus on significant issues related to biofilm prevention and removal. Contributions on biofilms in particular food industry sectors, such as dairy and red meat processing and fresh produce, complete the collection. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Biofilms in the Food and Beverage Industries is a beneficial reference for microbiologists and those in industry responsible for food safety.
Biofilms in the Food and Beverage Industries
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