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Expanded and updated, Handbook of Food Preservation: Second Edition provides fundamental and practical aspects of the preservation methods and new techniques that are most important to those in the industry. This book emphasizes practical, cost-effective, and safe strategies for implementing preservation techniques and describes the exact mode or mechanisms involved in each preservation method by exploring the effects on food properties. The text is organized based on the mode of preservation method: fresh food products; chemicals and microbes; water, structure, and atmosphere; heat and energy; and indirect approaches. This is an invaluable resource for students and researchers.