COMPUTER SIMULATION of MICROBIAL GROWTH DURING FREEZING and FROZEN FOOD STORAGE Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A computer simulation model was developed to predict the time for temperature equilibration as well as microbial growth within a food product during freezing and the equilibration to frozen storage conditions. Theoretical results indicate that freezing medium temperature, surface heat transfer coefficient and product size influence the equilibration time significantly. Storage conditions influenced the equilibration time during storage and significantly influenced the growth of microorganisms. Microbial growth is a function of the freezing time. Slow freezing of a food product from a high initial temperature and stored at a relatively high temperature can provide conditions for microbial growth as compared to very rapid freezing processes. the model is a useful tool for approximate indications of effects of freezing conditions on microbial growth within a food product. Copyright 1988, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Journal of Food Process Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • CASTELLPEREZ, M. E., HELDMAN, D. R., & STEFFE, J. F.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • CASTELLā€PEREZ, ME||HELDMAN, DR||STEFFE, JF

publication date

  • January 1, 1988 11:11 AM

publisher