Water Activity in Foods: Fundamentals and Applications
Copyright © 2007 Blackwell Publishing and the Institute of Food Technologists
Editor(s): Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas, Anthony J. Fontana, Shelly J. Schmidt, Theodore P. Labuza
Published Online: 7 APR 2008
Print ISBN: 9780813824086
Online ISBN: 9780470376454
About this Book
Water Activity in Foods: Fundamentals and Applications is a one-of-a-kind reference text that brings together an international group of food scientists, chemists, and engineers to present a broad but thorough coverage of an important factor known to influence the attributes of foods - water activity. A team of experienced editors designed this book for lasting value as a sound introduction to the concept of water activity for neophytes and seasoned professionals in both academe and industry. Topics have been carefully selected to provide a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms by which water activity influences the quality, shelf life, and safety of food products.
Water Activity in Foods belongs on the shelves of all food science professionals for use in product development, quality control, and food safety. Students and newcomers to these areas will appreciate the instructional approach adopted by the experienced teachers and industry specialists who have contributed chapters to this comprehensive overview.