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Do Germans Spend 20 Times More Than Chadians on Food?

Hungry Planet, a recent book by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, presents the food consumption of households around the world. The results are presented in the form of a picture of the family and the food they ate in a week, just like this German family.

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Pulsed Electric Field Processing – Free Factsheet

This is clear, concise and brief information on all aspects of the technology.

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Gentle Drying of Fruit and Vegetable Purees in a BIRS Spray Dryer.

Here is another story looking at product development focussing on premium products which avoid heat treatment in processing.

The BRIS process uses ambient temperature air which has been dried using heating and silica gel to a few percent relative humidity, in a counter current drying tower.

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This [...]

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 [...]

Unilever

If you are looking to do some contract research for serious players in the food industry, here is an opportunity.

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It's exciting when the third-largest consumer goods company in the world and one that has a serious focus on Africa and on sustainability calls for assistance. They [...]

This Food Blog Viewed 60 Million Times

I would be really happy if mine was! So why not try and help me along with lots of viewing and passing along of the URL www.digivu.co.za.

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Troubleshooting Food Processing – Free Online Information

Here is some more advice from Wayne Morley of Leatherhead, based on many years of experience.

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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 [...]

FAO Reports on Food Losses

Some years ago Food Processors worried about rural grain losses in the “development sector” and the high cost of effluent BODs in the Industrial sector. This was where waste was important to them and where it focussed action.

 

Now the FAO has commissioned a study “Global Food Losses and Food Waste” that brings a [...]

Food Processor’s Reference Manual – Free Online Information

Here is a 288 page , high quality manual covering the steps required to set up a small food processing business.  

 

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The table of the contents of the book says it all 

The only downside is that it is written for Canada so many of the [...]