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Ultraviolet radiation: An interesting technology to preserve quality and safety of milk and dairy foods

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Delorme, Mariana M. [1] ; Guimaraes, Jonas T. [1] ; Coutinho, Nathalia M. [1] ; Balthazar, Celso F. [1] ; Rocha, Ramon S. [2, 1] ; Silva, Ramon [2, 1] ; Margalho, Larissa P. [3] ; Pimentel, Tatiana C. [4] ; Silva, Marcia C. [2] ; Freitas, Monica Q. [1] ; Granato, Daniel [5] ; Sant'Ana, Anderson S. [3] ; Duart, Maria Carmela K. H. [1] ; Cruz, Adriano G. [2]
Total Authors: 14
[1] Univ Fed Fluminense UFF, Fac Med Vet, BR-24230340 Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[2] Inst Fed Educ Ciencia & Tecnol Rio de Janeiro IFR, Dept Alimentos, BR-20270021 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Engn Alimentos FEA, Dept Ciencia Alimentos, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Inst Fed Parana IFPR, BR-87703536 Paranavai, Parana - Brazil
[5] Nat Resources Inst Finland Luke, Prod Syst Unit, Food Proc & Qual, FI-02150 Espoo - Finland
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Review article
Source: TRENDS IN FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY; v. 102, p. 146-154, AUG 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background: Thermal processing is the most common decontamination method used in the dairy industry to ensure food safety and extend shelf life. However, due to the increased consumer demand for more natural and healthier products, nonthermal technologies have been intensively studied. Irradiation with shortwave ultraviolet light (UV-C) offers some technological advantages due to its low maintenance and installation costs, minimal energy use, and food preservation without some undesirable effects of heat treatments. Scope and approach: This review aims to describe the theoretical fundamentals of UV-C radiation and approaching the critical processing factors involved. Also, it describes the mechanisms of microbial inactivation and provides an overview of the effects on dairy product quality, considering microbiological, physicochemical and sensory aspects. Key findings and conclusions: UV-C radiation can be considered an effective method for inactivating pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in milk and dairy products by forming lesions in DNA and/or damage in the cellular enzyme activity and cytoplasmatic membrane integrity. The efficiency of the process is dependent on the process parameters (time of exposure, UV dose, wavelength and UV light source), product type (chemical composition, viscosity, turbidity, opacity and roughness), equipment (conformation and geometry), and microorganism characteristics (specie, strain, initial count, growth phase, and recovery conditions). When optimum conditions are applied, there is no impact on the physicochemical, nutritional and sensory aspects. In conclusion, UV-C can be considered an environmental-friendly emergent non-thermal technology for decontamination of dairy products, presenting low costs and efficiency in the maintenance of the quality parameters of dairy products. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/25641-4 - Lactic acid bacteria in Brazilian artisanal cheeses: application of Evolutionary Engineering for culture improvement aiming at accelerating cheese ripening
Grantee:Larissa Pereira Margalho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 17/03899-5 - Acid lactic bacteria and yeasts in Brazilian artisanal cheeses: characterization and selection by evolutionary engineering to improve cheese processing
Grantee:Larissa Pereira Margalho
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)