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Buying Food Processing Equipment – Free Online Information

This is an unusual short paper that lays out the steps necessary to select and buy food processing equipment.

Document guiding the identification, selection and buying of equipment.

from: Oklahoma State University
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The paper proposes a six stage process and presents a list of items that need to be included in a specification. It also provides some useful links and an example of a purchase specification for a filling machine.

More Organic Foods in the Food Crisis

In a previous post I looked at some UK & US information that focussed on the expenditure of consumers on organic foods as the food crisis pinched with price rises.

Now Food Processing reports on a spending survey of over 1 000 consumers.


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from: Food Processing
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The survey which was actually to see how people handled the recession rather than just to look at the effect of the food crisis, it found that over a half spent less on Organic Foods.

Some other findings were

    • Nearly half (44 percent) of U.S adults report their diets are becoming less healthy as food prices rise.
    • Two-thirds (66 percent) are cutting back on overall spending
    • 90 percent are considering opting for a simpler life.
    • 43 percent are spending more consumer electronics including flat-screen TVs and video games to save on out of home entertainment