Supercritical Fluids as Alternative, Safe, Food-Processing Media: An Overview.

José da Cruz Francisco, Estera Dey

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The continuous growth of world population and its concentration in the urban areas require food supplies that are continuous, sufficient and of good quality. To resolve this problem techniques have been developed for increasing food quantity and quality. The techniques are applied throughout the food chain from production, conservation and during distribution to the consumers (from "the field to the fork"). During handling of food, chemicals are often deliberately added to achieve improved processing and better quality. This is one of the main reasons food undergoes different kinds of contamination. This overview focuses on the application of supercritical fluids as media for handling food materials during processing with the perspective of reducing chemical contamination of food. Examples of developmental applications of this technique and on research work in process are presented. Emphasis is given to extraction and biotransformation techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
JournalActa Microbiologica Polonica
Issue numberSuppl.
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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