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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Food processing in action

Author
item Mchugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/13/2016
Publication Date: 9/1/2016
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2016. Food processing in action. Food Technology. 70(9):110-111.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Radio frequency (RF) heating is a commonly used food processing technology that has been applied for drying and baking as well as thawing of frozen foods. Its use in pasteurization, as well as for sterilization and disinfection of foods, is more limited. This column will review various RF heating applications in food processing, as well as the basic principles of this technology.