Dairy Microbiology: A Practical Approach

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The objective of this book is to provide a scientific background to dairy microbiology by re-examining the basic concepts of general food microbiology and the microbiology of raw milk while offering a practical approach to the following aspects: well-known and newfound pathogens that are of major concern to the dairy industry. Topics addressed include Cronobactersakazakii and its importance to infant formula milk or Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) that might be connected to chronic human diseases (Crohn's), the role of dairy starter cultures in manufacturing fermented dairy products, developing novel functional dairy products through the incorporation of probiotic strains, insights in the field of molecular methods for microbial identification, and controlling dairy pathogens owing to the compulsory application of food safety management systems (FSMS) to the dairy industry. The book will provide dairy professionals and students alike the latest information on this vast topic.