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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 [...]

Small Scale Popcorn Equipment

Here is a business that can be set up with quality equipment at an affordable cost.

This is a manual oil kettle based popping plant which can produce 55 kg/h from the two poppers. More poppers can be combined with a larger sifting and cooling table. Poppers can also be combined in automated units.

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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 [...]

Food Product Innovation

This is another of the many manuals by FAO. This one discusses product development, although in a someone theoretical way.

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The manual is broad, covering the following topics:

There is a lot of good information in here although for my liking its a [...]

Commercialising Cactus Pears – Free Online Information

If your community has large areas of cultivated cactus pears or if it is a good climate for cactus pears but little is grown, this manual could be of real value to you.

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This 150 page manual with 13 pages of reference, will surely give [...]

High Pressure Processing

I have posted information on High Pressure Processing (HPP) before covering the process, linking to a factsheet and describing a product. HPP is a relatively new process that has advantages in the consumer preference for freshness and health that have been developing recently.

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Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils Manual – Free Online Information

This is a really impressive manual published by UNIDO.

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The manual covers the following subjects with the focus being on the post production processes used including a very informative section on essential oils.

Major spice crops in world trade Economic Impact and Trade Products Post-Production [...]

Potato Crisp Production – Free Online Process Descriptions

This simple description outlines the process and equipment used in the commercial production of potato crisps.

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If you are interested in the smaller scale production of potato crisps as the basis for a household business, Practical Action publish a Technical Brief [...]

Membrane Filters – Free Online Information

Here is a link to another chapter from the Tetra Pak Dairy Processing Handbook, this time on membrane filters in dairy processing.

from: Tetra Pak (click image for full story online) Why not download the chapters that match your activities in food processing. Although these have a focus on dairy there is totally applicable [...]