Postharvest Handling, Second Edition: A Systems Approach (Food Science and Technology (Academic Press))

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Consideration of the interactions between decisions made at one point in the supply chain and its effects on the subsequent stages is the core concept of a systems approach. Postharvest Handling is unique in its application of this systems approach to the handling of fruits and vegetables, exploring multiple aspects of this important process through chapters written by experts from a variety of backgrounds.

Newly updated and revised, this second edition includes coverage of the logistics of fresh produce from multiple perspectives, postharvest handing under varying weather conditions, quality control, changes in consumer eating habits and other factors key to successful postharvest handling.

The ideal book for understanding the economic as well as physical impacts of postharvest handling decisions.

Key Features:
*Features contributions from leading experts providing a variety of perspectives
*Updated with 12 new chapters
*Focuses on application-based information for practical implementation
*System approach is unique in the handling of fruits and vegetables

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Understand the physical and economic impacts of

postharvest handling decisions

Supply chain decisions can have significant impact on subsequent stages of the produce handling process, affecting not only the physical state of the product at delivery, but the economic result as well. Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach is unique in its presentation of the multiple factors that must be taken into consideration for a successful processing event.

Revised and updated, this second edition explores the logistics of handling fruits and vegetables from a variety of perspectives. Leading experts present important insights into postharvest handling under varying weather conditions, assuring quality control, changes in consumer habits and other key factors including overall supply chain management.

Key Features:

  • New chapters on:
    • Evolution of postharvest handling in the freshcut industry
    • Local produce suppliers
    • Global relevance of quality management, standards and traceability
    • Consumer acceptance of taste and nutrition

  • Application-based information for all stages of decision-making including handling issues during sorting, storage, and freshcut processing
  • Emerging issues in fresh produce including increased emphasis on safety, consumer health, taste and latent damage, as well as the importance of preharvest conditions for the postharvest quality

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