Special Issue "High Pressure Processing of Foods"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)
Prof. Dr. Carl J. Schaschke
School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG, UK
High pressure processing (HPP) is increasingly being used to create new, exciting, minimally processed food products worldwide that are safe, innovative and affordable. The uniqueness, novelty and purpose of HPP is the preservation, retention and improvement of food quality in terms of taste, flavour, texture and colour. Consumers nowadays increasingly expect the food to be safe, of a high quality, minimally processed, 'natural', additive-free and high in nutritional value. The unique effects of HPP appear to be able to meet these requirements. HPP is proven to be effective in the destruction of harmful pathogenic micro-organisms, the activation and deactivation of food spoilage enzymes, the change of functional properties, such as foams, gels and emulsions, and the control of phase change, such as fat solidification and ice melting point. The sterilisation properties of high pressure food processing have been compared to that of heat treatment. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are readily destroyed by high isostatic pressure while bacterial spores and some viruses are particularly resistant; spores being only inactivated by pressure after germination in what some term ‘pascalisation’ as an analogy to the heat treatment of pasteurization. Another difference between thermal and HPP is that while heat is conducted through the exterior of foods to penetrate the interior, which takes time and often involves over-cooking of the surface, pressure is applied instantaneously and uniformly.
Prof. Dr. Carl J. Schaschke
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- high pressure processing
- isostatic pressure
- functional properties
- enzyme inactivation