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Improving the Quality and Safety of Walnuts


McNeil, DL, Improving the Quality and Safety of Walnuts, Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts, Woodhead Publishing, L Harris (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 245-273. ISBN 978-0857092663 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1533/9780857097484.2.245


This chapter reviews the status of safety and quality in walnut global supply chains. It considers the questions from the viewpoint of the consumer rather than the producer as both will benefit from having a safe and high quality supply chain. It considers the global walnut industry and then reviews the nature of walnuts and their nutritional composition and health benefits. It then considers how these interact with food safety (allergenic, microbial, foreign body contamination and dietary toxin load) and quality and finally presents examples of specific supply chains.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:walnut value chain, walnut allergy, walnut shell contamination, walnut aflatoxins, consumer quality
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial crops
Objective Field:Industrial crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McNeil, DL (Professor David McNeil)
ID Code:76773
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2012-03-13
Last Modified:2014-04-07

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