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Essentials of Food Microbiology

Out of Print

By: John Garbutt

224 pages, Illus

Hodder Arnold

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #110854 | ISBN: 0340677015
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The book assumes no previous knowledge of microbiology and treats any microbiological principles within a food context. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject and will be a useful resource for anyone with an interest in food and food safety.


Setting the scene; the structure of micro-organisms; the naming, classification and identification of micro-organisms; growth of micro-organisms and microbial population; microbial nutrition and cultivation; factors affecting the growth of micro-organisms; death of micro-organisms and microbial population; food spoilage; food borne disease and food poisoning; fermented foods; controlling the micro biological quality and safety of foods.

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Dr James McLauchlin - Senior Lecturer, Public Hleaht Laboratories, Colindale, London, UK. Dr Bishan Thakker - Senior Lecturer, Microbiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.

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