This is another food processing based business manual by Peter Fellows like others I have reviewed eg
Business Manual – Small-scale Root Crops and Tubers Processing and Products
Free Online Information – Milling & Baking Enterprise Design
Processing Fruit & Vegetables
The latter being similar to this manual but with more of a technology focus and less of an enterprise focus.
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The manual starts off with a discussion of how to identify a market, test its feasibility, serve it and maintain customers and where and how to set up the food processing plant. Only then are processes and technologies discussed. The manual ends with sections on quality assurance & legislation and planning and managing production and finances.
All the sections of the manual contain practical calculations, tips for success, case studies, chapter summaries and checklists, which help to make the material real and reinforce the learning process.
Valuable practical information including a bibliography, a list of Institutions offering support to small-scale processors, a glossary and a list of acronyms can be found in the appendix.