Tara McHugh

Tara McHugh

Radio frequency (RF) heating is a commonly used food processing technology that has been applied for drying and baking as well as thawing of frozen foods. Its use in pasteurization, as well as for sterilization and disinfection of foods, is more limited. This column will review various RF heating applications in food processing, as well as the basic principles of this technology.

Radio frequency processingThe Basic Science
RF processing uses dielectric heating to thermally process foods using electromagnetic waves. RF wa…

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Tara McHugh, Contributing Editor, Processing column
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Tara McHugh