Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach

Front Cover
Robert L. Shewfelt, Stanley E. Prussia
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 358 pages
0 Reviews
Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetable. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue or technologically based with an emphasis on storage and handling. This book integrates all processes from production practices through consumer consumption with an emphasis on understanding market forces and providing fresh product that meets consumer expectations. Postharvest physiologists and technologists across the disciplines of agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, food science and horticulture along with handlers of minially-processed products within the fresh produce fruit and vegetable processing industries will find this to be an invaluable source of information.

  • Uses a systems approach that provides a unique perspective on the handling of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Designed with the applied perspective to complement the more basic perspectives provided in other treatments
  • Provides the integrated, interdisciplinary perspective needed in research to improve the quality of fresh and minimally processed products
  • Emphasizes that the design of handling systems should be market-driven rather than concentrating on narrow specifics
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

CHAPTER 2 CHALLENGES IN HANDLING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
27
CHAPTER 3 SYSTEMS APPROACH TO POSTHARVEST HANDLING
43
CHAPTER 4 PREHARVEST PHYSIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL EFFECTS ON POSTHARVEST QUALITY
73
CHAPTER 5 MEASURING QUALITY AND MATURITY
99
CHAPTER 6 MICROBIAL QUALITY
125
CHAPTER 7 MEASURING AND MODELING CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE
149
CHAPTER 8 MODELING QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS
167
FINDING POOR QUALITY BEFORE THE CONSUMER DOES
187
DETECTION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ATTRIBUTES FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITY OR DAMAGE
225
A CELLULAR APPROACH TO QUALITY
257
AN INDUSTRIAL APPROACH TO PRODUCE HANDLING
277
NEW TECHNIQUES AT THE SUPERMARKET
293
CRITICAL POINTS WITHIN THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
301
CHAPTER 16 INTERDISCIPLINARY SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES IN POSTHARVEST HANDLING
327
Index
339
Food Science and Technology a Series of Monographs
357

A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE
211

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Steve Taylor is lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University and a researcher in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Bibliographic information