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Safety Protocols in the Food Industry and Emerging Concerns

  • Reports about safety protocols in the food producing industry

  • Considers hygienic aspects of disinfection techniques for the prevention of microbial spreading and infections in the food production chain

  • Explains how little details can have great effects in the prevention of microbial spreading

  • Elucidates the question: is disinfection in the food industry more an ally, or an enemy?


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Chemistry of Foods book sub series (BRIEFSCHEFO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Prevention of Microbial Spreading

  3. Disinfection Techniques and Risks

About this book


This brief reports about safety protocols in the food producing industry. Hygiene, i.e., the prevention of contamination and microbial infections, is of greatest importance in the industry, as are disinfection techniques, to prevent or to fight microbial contaminations and infections, and practical emerging concerns are centered around these fundamental concerns. The first part focuses on the attempts and possibilities to prevent microbial spreading. Part II discusses disinfection techniques and their risks, advantages and disadvantages. Current industry trends, such as the attempts to substitute chlorine in disinfection, are critically reviewed.

In all, this brief volume discusses decision procedures and strategies that are being applied to prevent, reduce and fight microbial spreading. In particular, material that comes into contact with the foods, has to fulfill strict requirements. This aspect is explained in detail, and how little details can have great effects. The brief deals with the important question: is disinfection more an ally or an enemy?


Chemistry of Disinfection Chlorine Disinfection Food Chlorine Substitution in Disinfection Disinfection Techniques Food Industry Food Contamination Food Spoilage Prevention Food-contact Materials Hygienic Prevention of Food Contamination Hygienic Procedures Food Processing Microbial Spreading in Foods Microbiological Risk in Foods Reduction of Microbial Contamination Safety Protocols in the Food Industry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Benaquam S.r.l.San MarinoItaly

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods