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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The National Mission on Food Processing is an Indian web site that provides very detailed information for food processing entrepreneurs on a wide range of food products.
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The site provides wide ranging information including product and process descriptions as well as costing [...]
This presentation by the DTI contains interesting information on Food Processing and the Food Processing Industry in South Africa. Although it is rather old, much of the information is still of value.
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This paper looks in some detail at the production of juice, jam, jelly and muffins from Marula, Monkey Orange and Embee.
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The results are good and show a high degree of acceptance for the products made.
However, having just been looking at some of [...]
This is like a case study for the Product Lifecycle and the Ansoff Matrix approaches to market development.
Wedgewood have just come up with Race Food
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Which has a somewhat different feel to its existing product, which has a totally different look.
On the product lifecycle [...]
Over the next while there will probably be a number of posts showing that smaller alternatives to the multinational food companies, are where growth is happening at present. An interesting question is does this also bring the “try it quickly and fail” approach used in the computing industry to the Food Industry?
This page of links from the South African Bureau of Standards is really helpful for new and developing entrepreneurs.