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All You Wanted to Know About Cocoa & Chocolate – Free Online Manual

This is an extremely detailed manual which is interesting just to scan but presumably really valuable to the manufacturer.

click the image to view the paper

some beautiful pics from the manual

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Savings Through Reducing Pasteurisation Temperature

This is a video published by Tetra Pak, that describes research they undertook to establish whether the standard fruit juice pasteurisation conditions could be reduced to save energy while still guaranteeing shelflife and avoiding product “damage”.

They found that, for orange juice, the second pasteurisation could be reduced from 95C for 15 [...]

Some Focussed Food Based Reports – Free online Information

Over the past view weeks I have come across several rather focussed processing reports which I thought it was worhgwhile to share here in a simple form. I believe the image tells you what its about and clicking will open the document. The documents I link will generally be technology heavy although there will be [...]

Factory in A Box

One of the interesting exhibitors at Gulfood Manufacturing next week, is UFT who are promoting a Factory in a Box. While this seems to be an extension of UFT’s normal turnkey factory offering, it makes me think of a time in the late nineties in South Africa when container based “factories” were very [...]

The Gelatin Bump Label - Food Safety Labeling

gelatin Bump Label offers more than just date labling to support food safety. [...]

Will Food Waste Drive New Date Labelling

The last several years have seen a marked change in the understanding of food loss across the complete food value chain which has come as a shock to many.

click the image to view the infographic

Solving the problem is definitely not a simple matter as many [...]

Smaller Bakery Process and Equipment – online video

After the previous post which showed an industrial baking operation, here are a few videos that show smaller scale baking. The first is a slightly mechanised bakery that is producing standard non industrial breads.

The next video is of a small artisinal bakery – these are becoming popular where health, environment and [...]

Industrial Bread Baking – free video

This video from Grain Chain gives a good overview of how a large industrial bakery works.

Amazing Free eBook on Solar Drying Available Online

The book entitled Solar Drying: Fundamentals, Applications and Innovations is some pages long and covers a range from fundamentals to case studies.

click the image to open the pdf version of the eBook

The following chapters are essentially stand alone books covering a range of topics.

Principles, Classification and Selection [...]

Should Sun Drying be Rejected as a Food Unit Operation

Papers describing food drying techniques normally list the obvious contamination risks of drying in the open air as a major disadvantage and and based on this dismiss its application. However, the large volumes of food that are sun dried every year and the savings in energy and capital bely this quickly reached conclusion.

Searching the [...]