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Food Additives

 
H A Modi (Author)
Synopsis

In food processing and preservation certain chemical substances called food additives are used. These are meant to enhance the overall acceptability of the food in appearance and colour, flavour and texture, mouthfeel and in some cases the nutritive value. Preservatives contribute another class of additives whose main function is the extension of self life by preventing spoilage of food products due to their anti-microbial activities. Food additives have to keep pace with the fast growing food industry in India and elsewhere in the world. With many chemical additives being banned the need for natural alternatives is being felt. Some of these additives are produced at present by fermentation technology while others have possibility of production using biotechnology and genetic engineering techniques in future. These and related aspects of various food additives have been reviewed in twenty five chapters of this book.

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About the author

H A Modi

Dr. H A Modi is M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Microbiology.  Presently, he is a Associate Professor (Microbiology) at Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is a recognized Ph.D. guiding teacher in Microbiology and Biotechnology at Gujarat University (Ahmedabad), North Gujarat University (Patan), Gujarat Vidyapeeth (Ahmedabad), Ganpat University (Kherva-Mehsana) and S.V. University (Gandhinagar), supervising Ph.D. Students in fields of Enzyme biotechnology, Bioconversion technology, Mushroomology, Biocontrol, Biocomposting etc. He is a Visiting Professor at P.G. Departments of many universities. He has presented several scientific presentations at National as well as International conferences, seminars and symposia. His research papers have been published in journals of national and international repute. He is a member of many prestigious academic and professional organizations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Food Additives
Author H A Modi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179103784
length xix+242p., Illustrations; Tables; Figures; 25cm.