Using natural antimicrobials to enhance the safety and quality of milk

M.C. Pina-Pérez, D. Rodrigo,  and A. Martinez     Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain


This chapter overviews current advances related to the addition of natural antimicrobials to milk products. It reviews the most important developments in using natural antimicrobials to enhance milk safety and quality, and discusses in detail the biological basis of the contribution of the phytochemicals studied, individually or combined with other food processing technologies.


Beverages; Hurdle technology; Milk; Natural antimicrobials; Non-thermal technologies; Vegetable ingredients

15.1. Introduction

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