Food quality and safety issues continue to dominate the press, with most food companies spending large amounts of money to ensure that the food quality and assessment procedures in place are adequate and produce good and safe food. This holds true for companies and laboratories responsible for the processing of fish into various products, those responsible for researching safe new products, and departments within other companies supporting these functions. Fishery Products brings together details of all the major methodologies used to assess the quality of fishery products in the widest sense. Subject coverage of this important book includes chapters on assessment of authenticity, and several chapters on quality assessment using various methods, such as: Texture measurement Electronic nose and tongue NMR Colour measurement This timely volume will serve as a vital tool for all those working in the processing of fishery and aquaculture products: including laboratory personnel working in regulatory bodies, food quality control personnel, food scientists, food technologists, nutritionists, seafood trade bodies, seafood labelling regulatory bodies, government food protection agencies and environmental health personnel. Libraries in research establishments and universities where food science, food technology, nutrition, aquaculture, fisheries and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this important publication on their shelves.
Microbial Safety of Fishery Products discusses the many aspects of the safety of marine products from a microbiological and toxicological standpoint. This book emphasizes the objectives and requirements for the marketing of safe and wholesome fish and fishery products; status of the sanitary quality of fishery products in the Western Hemisphere; and fishery resources of the Caribbean and their potential. The microbiological considerations in the handling and processing of molluskan shellfish; microbiology of prepared and precooked fishery products; and some toxins occurring naturally in marine organisms are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the enteric pathogens in estuary waters and shellfish; control of prepared fishery products in industry; and aflatoxins as contaminants of feeds, fish, and foods. This publication is a good reference for food scientist and nutritionists researching on the sanitary quality of fishery products.
Overzicht betreffende wettelijk toegestane grenswaarden van gevaarlijke stoffen in vis en visprodukten van landen over de gehele wereld. In tabellen wordt per land weergegeven: naam en adres van regeringsautoriteiten en -instituten die belast zijn met de wetgeving en vaststelling van grenswaarden voor zware metalen en biociden; verder enkele opmerkingen
The processing and supply of fish products is a huge global business. Like other sectors of the food industry it depends on providing products which are both safe and which meet consumers' increasingly demanding requirements for quality. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Safety and quality issues in fish processing addresses these two central questions. Part one looks at ways of ensuring safe products. There are 3 chapters on the key issue of applying HACCP systems in an increasingly international supply chain. These are complemented by chapters on identifying and controlling key hazards from pathogens and allergens to heavy metals, parasites and toxins. Part two contains a range of contributions analysing various aspects of fish quality. Two introductory chapters consider how concepts such as quality, freshness and shelf-life may be defined. This chapter provides a context for chapters on modelling and predicting shelf-life, key enzymatic influences on postmortem fish colour, flavour and texture, and the impact of lipid oxidation on shelf-life. Part three of the book looks at ways of improving quality through the supply chain. An initial chapter sets the scene by looking at ways of creating an integrated quality chain. There are then a series of chapters on key processing and preservation technologies ranging from traditional fish drying to high pressure processing. These are followed by a discussion of methods of storage, particularly in maintaining the quality of frozen fish. Two final chapters complete the book by looking at fish byproducts and the issue of species identification in processed seafood. As authoritative as it is comprehensive, Safety and quality issues in fish processing is a standard work on defining, measuring and improving the safety and quality of fish products. Addresses how to provide fish products which are safe and also meet consumers’ increasingly demanding requirements for quality Examines ways of ensuring safe products, from the application of HACCP systems in an international supply chain to the identification and control of hazards from pathogens, allergens, heavy metals, parasites and toxins Outlines how to identify and control hazards, from pathogens and allergens to heavy metals, parasites and toxins
The classification of products is a key element in international trade. The Harmonized System (HS) of the World Customs Organization (WCO) provides an internationally recognised system of product classification. It is used for many purposes, including import duties, rules of origin, freight documents and statistics. Fish is often one of the most complex commodities to classify, with several specificities. There is a multiplicity of phyla, species, and treatments, which create an intricate set of different layers covering different products and and make it especially difficult to classify fish and fish products. This publication, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the active support of the World Customs Organization (WCO), builds on the Harmonized System 2017 Edition. It presents all possible classifications for fish and fish products by species with a full description of each HS code, to facilitate its use within the fisheries sector.
The report analyses the changes in the catch composition of the long distance fisheries of Eastern European countries following the establishment of the EEZ regime. It reviews the markets for fish and fishery products in the USSR, Poland, German Democratic Republic, Bulgaria and Romania and provides an indication of the import potential of these countries.
The first edition of this unique book combined an outlining and updating of the traditional areas of fish processing technology with detailed descriptions of important new areas of work. This fully revised and updated edition continues to provide coverage of modern aspects of traditional processes, and highly practical descriptions of important new areas. All the chapters which have been kept from the first edition have been brought up-to-date, and there are four new chapters on: methods of identifying fish species; modified atmosphere packaging of fish; aspects of quality and HACCP in fish processing and temperature modeling in fish transportation.Written as an overview of the field for industrialists in developed countries wishing to improve or diversify their operation and for those teaching this aspect of food science and technology, the book is also of proven value to workers in developing countries which are expanding their fish processing industries to earn important foreign currency.
The fishery sector is important from Indian economy view point as it contributes a source of income to a number of fishermen and has huge export potential. The systems and technology used in aquaculture has developed rapidly in the last fifty years. They vary from very simple facilities like family ponds for domestic consumption in tropical countries to high technology systems like intensive closed systems for export production. Much of the technology used in aquaculture is relatively simple, often based on small modifications that improve the growth and survival rates of the target species. Nowadays, the fish and fisheries industry is one of the fastest growing international commodity markets globally. Guaranteeing an adequate supply to this international market requires hundreds of thousands of fishing vessels and fish farms, as well as tens of thousands of fish processing workers, wholesalers and retailers in countries spread all over the world. The fishery sector thus generates employment and income for millions of people and in one of the major fields to venture. A wide range of aspects of fresh water aquaculture such as selection of species of fish and shellfish, construction and preparation of various types of fish ponds, control of aquatic weeds and predators, production of seed fish and their transportation, fish nutrition and fish diseases and their control pertaining to composite fish culture, air breathing fish culture etc. have been dealt with a length for easy adoption. The major contents of the book are classification of fishes, general characters of fishes, techniques in fish identification, cold water fisheries of India, physical and chemical properties of fishery water, chemical constituents of fish, economic importance of fishes, fish in relation to human health, construction of fish farms, etc. In this book you can find all the basic information required on the fundamental aspects of the fisheries and aquaculture technology with detailed information of their applications a wide variety of industrial processes etc. The book is very useful for research scholars, technocrats, institutional libraries and entrepreneurs who want to enter into the field of aquaculture technology.