Microbial spoilage of canned foods and its preservation (Canning)

Microbial spoilage of canned foods and its preservation

Classification of the food based on pH The microbial spoilage of food depends upon the pH of food therefore based on pH canned food can be divided as Low-acid canned food (pH > 5.2) includes meat products, milk, dairy products, and seafood. Acid canned food (pH 4.5-3.7) includes tomatoes, pears, figs, oranges, apricots, pineapples, etc. High acid canned food (pH < …

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Microbial Food Spoilage- Types of microorganisms with examples

Food Spoilage- Types of microorganisms in foods with examples

What is Food Spoilage? Food spoilage is a metabolic process that causes foods to be undesirable or unacceptable for human consumption due to changes in sensory characteristics. Spoilage of food is identified by off-colors, off-odors, softening of vegetables, fruits, and slime production. Spoilage may arise from insect damage, physical damage, and indigenous enzyme activity in food or by microorganisms (bacteria, …

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