Food Technology: A Primer for Physicians

Allen S Levine, Ted P Labuza, J. E. Morley

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HISTORICALLY, physicians have not been exposed to the subject of food technology. The limited contact that they have had with this area of modern technology has been in relation to food-borne illness and to some toxic effects of foods. This introduction to food technology should help make physicians aware of the changes that occur in foods as a result of manufacturing, the effects of food technology on health, and the laws governing this industry. Food Preservation Food may deteriorate because of microbiologic, physical, chemical, or enzyme-induced decay. Such losses in food quality occur both before and after harvesting or slaughter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-634
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 7 1985


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