Book Chapter

MICROBIAL SAFETY OF NONALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

CS Ranadheera, PHP Prasanna, TC Pimentel, DRP Azeredo, RS Rocha, AG Cruz, JK Vidanarachchi, N Naumovski, R McConchie, S Ajlouni

SAFETY ISSUES IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION, VOL 18: THE SCIENCE OF BEVERAGES | WOODHEAD PUBL LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Nonalcoholic beverages that are usually consumed as refreshing drinks or meal replacement play a significant role in the human diet worldwide. Due to the procedures involved in manufacturing, product diversity, efficient distribution, abundance, easy accessibility, and extensive consumption, nonalcoholic beverages can be potentially considered as one of the key contributors for foodborne illnesses. Nutritionally rich beverages are ideal sources for microbial survival, growth and as such can enhance the production of toxic compounds. Despite the considerable efforts in minimizing microbial cross contamination in beverage production, the pathogenic microorganisms from environmental, animal, or..

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