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Insect Management for Food Storage and Processing, Second Edition is completely revised and updated with new chapters on topics including inspection techniques; retail pest management; environmental manipulation (e.g., hot, cold, modified atmospheres, ionization) to control insects; and the latest scientific research on integrated pest management (IPM) control techniques. Common and unusual exterior/interior pest insects are covered and examples of both chemical and non-chemical pest insect control strategies are thoroughly discussed. The book provides the practical and science-based strategies to solve pest insect problems in an effective and economical manner. Chapter authors are recognized around the world as experts in their respective fields. Scientific language is put in simple terms so those working in a food plant or warehouse environment can easily take information from the chapters and apply it for effective pest insect control strategies. Control methods explained have survived the test of time. This edition addresses the pesticide and food safety regulatory environment food processing personnel must work in every day. Chapter information presented is original research that contains basic reference material, literature reviews, and actual pest insect case histories that authors have experienced with control methods that work. The book is written so its readers can pick it up and use it as a ready reference across any food manufacturing or production environment. It’s a must read for commercial and structural pest control operators, technicians, or directors; food plant inspectors, auditors, and plant sanitarians; as well as QA managers, food safety consultants, and university extension personnel.
Food Storage Stability addresses one of the foremost problems faced by food processors - how to stabilize food once it is harvested. Using a holistic approach, the book discusses the changes responsible for food quality deterioration and considers strategies for minimizing or eliminating these degradative changes. Topics include: consumer perceptions and preferences, cellular changes, conversion of major constituents to more stable products, the effect of color and texture, packaging issues, and practical strategies for storing foods frozen, chilled, or at ambient temperature. Food Storage Stability is the only treatment of this subject that covers the diverse factors that influence quality retention in foods and integrates basic concepts in storage stability with practical applications. Food scientists and technologists concerned with changes in food quality are interested in ensuring that safe and appealing food products reach consumers - this is the book that will assist them with that important goal.
Always Be Prepared What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you? With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities—food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more—simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver. Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to: •Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy" •Use what you store and store what you use •Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs •Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family •And many more invaluable hints and tips "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!" — Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
Do you want to start storing food but don't quite know where to begin? The Basics of Food Storage is a practical guide from the experience of a lifelong self-reliance advocate. This book shares simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of starting a food storage program. This guide to food storage has over 25 chapters covering things like: How to Build Emergency Food Storage for Only $10 A Week Types of Food Storage Systems and Options How to Make Your Freezer Last Without Electricity How to Use Mylar Bags for Bulk Food Storage How to Vacuum Seal Food Without a Machine Long-Term Water Storage: Tips for Storing Water for Disasters Wheat Grinding Basics: Types of Wheat Grinders How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes and much more ... The handbook is suited to preppers and homesteaders and those just wanting ideas for simple DIY solutions to become a little more ready for disasters.
This volume provides the reader with the updated state-of-the-art in the Modified Atmospheres field. It explains the Modified Atmospheres Method which is derived from the ancient Hermetic Storage Technique of keeping grain and seeds, which was practiced in Middle Eastern and other ancient cultures. This unique work covers all aspects of the field and reveals new important, useful information. This interesting publication is a valuable guidebook for all involved in postharvest agriculture, such as agronomists, horticulturists, extension officers and teachers at agricultural schools. It is also an important reference source for entomologists, postharvest fruit pathologists and physiologists, as well as agricultural engineers, food scientists, and food technologists.
With over 2900 references, tables, and drawings, this book covers a wide variety of conventional and potential food preservation techniques. Emphasizing practical, cost-effective, and safe strategies, the book facilitates the selection of the best food ingredients and preservation techniques. It covers postharvest handling, explains conventional preservation methods, details the use of natural antimicrobials, antioxidants, edible coating, nitrites, food packaging, and HACCP in food safety. Highlighting the effects of preservation methods on the functional and sensory properties of foods, the book also features the exact mode or mechanisms involved in each preservation method.
Be Well Prepared and Well Fed! With all the uncertainty in the world today, there is peace in preparing. In an emergency, you don't want to depend on a grocery store or government agency to feed your family. Storing food assures your family's self-sufficiency year-round and benefits your budget when you plan correctly. This in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to storing food teaches you a variety of food storage methods that you can customize to meet your family's unique circumstances including family size, tastes, ages, health concerns, income, and living conditions. This is not a generic manual on stocking dehydrated meals that have ten-year shelf lives. It's the guide to storing foods your family loves so you can eat well no matter what challenges life throws at you. Inside you'll find: • Food-storage options for 72-hour emergency kits, short-term emergencies and long-term survival. • Food-storage planning methods that incorporate the foods and meals your family loves. • Tips for how to maintain balance and variety in your food storage. • Budget-friendly ways to purchase food for storage. • Easy and practical ideas for cooking with food in storage so nothing expires or goes to waste. • Organization and storage methods for easy food store maintenance. • Water storage and purification methods. • Canning, freezing and dehydrating methods to preserve food you produce at home. Storing food gives you the freedom to stretch your income in tight-budget months, pack quick meals for short-notice trips, and create healthy meals without constantly going to the grocery store. Plus your stored food is available if you do experience an emergency power outage, natural disaster, long-term illness or job loss. Let this guide help you start building your self-sufficiency and food storage today.
STOCKPILING MADE SIMPLE Don’t wait until it’s too late. The food you prepare today can save your life when disaster strikes. Prepper’s Food Storage breaks the process down into easy, manageable steps that have been carefully organized in order of importance, including: • Charts to calculate food needs • Best shelf-stable foods • Storage solutions for big and small spaces • Instructions for dehydrating and canning • Checklists of essential non-food items