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Introduction

  • John I. Pitt
  • Ailsa D. Hocking
Chapter

From the time when primitive man began to cultivate crops and store food, spoilage fungi have demanded their tithe. Fuzzes, powders and slimes of white or black, green, orange, red and brown have silently invaded – acidifying, fermenting, discolouring and disintegrating, rendering nutritious commodities unpalatable or unsafe.

Keywords

High Hydrostatic Pressure Food Spoilage Food Microbiologist Canned Food Cladosporium Herbarum 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO Food and Nutritional SciencesNorth RydeAustralia

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