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A Collection of Sorghum & Millet Information

If you need to get to know about Sorghum or Millet or want to get some of developments, this conference publication could be very useful.

Unfortunately this conference is now 10 years old so doesn’t present the very latest state of the industry, but does contain two good reviews which are always relevant and [...]

Absolute Fundamentals of Food Processing

This is a very unassuming document that came up when I searched on Food Processing Method.

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It is simply 23 pages of points which were apparently prepared for a lecture or presentation – no images no fancy transitions, just the facts.

It starts off with [...]

Principles For Hygienic Factory Design

Here is a short and very simple article on designing a factory that would meet the FDA's requirements.

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I find the well structured approach, via six focus areas, and the simple first person language easy to read and absorb.

 

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Colourants in Food

This article in Food Navigator

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which covered a range of interesting issues in food colouring including the relation between depth of colour and the perception of sweetness, the real danger of some colourants of 100 years ago, the move to natural colours and the fact [...]

Some Good Data on Sun and Solar Drying

I have always been a promoter of sun and solar drying, because they allow people to convert perishable fruit, often available at low or no cost during the season, into a stable product that can be stored until the next season at almost no or low cost.

This article provides some good information on [...]

APV Whitepaper on CIP & Sanitation – Free Online Manual

This is a simple but complete coverage of CIP and sanitation in food manufacturing [...]

Dairy Processing Introduction – Free Online Information

If you are looking at starting a new dairy business, this is a really good but simple starting point.

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Food Studies Journal – Free Online Information

This Journal is worth signing up to and watching. While it does not appear to be large and also covers a wide range of topics it is already a source of useful information.

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ISEKI_Food Association, is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring scientific [...]

FAO/WHO HACCP – Free Online Technical Manual

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This is a comprehensive manual, published by the FAO, that allows the user to carry out HACCP analyses and plans in preparation for the formal implementation by a certified practitioner.

This is actually a training of the trainer document so also provides a broader background [...]

How Do You Process Food In The Open Air?

I’ve recently come across images and videos of processing outside and started wondering how this is controlled and how the products of such processing are accepted by countries with strict import quality standards. Here’s an example of a chili drying operation in West Africa.

My first INTERNET search was not that productive. Do any [...]