This manual prepared by the Grocery Manufacturers Association is available online for free download.
from: Grocert Manufacturers Association (click image for full manual online)
This 150 page book is very detailed and focusses almost exclusively on safety.
Practical Action has a long history as a quality supplier of technology information for small scale food processing as well as other fields such as irrigation, sanitation and energy which match rural development focus.
Over time they have gone through many changes from their hands on origins as Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) founded [...]
This is a free 200 page manual developed for Food Processing entrepreneurs in India.
Since it’s written for Indian entrepreneurs a lot of the business information is only really applicable in India, but there is still a lot of interest. This free version was written around 2000, so if the numbers in the overview [...]
This 80 plus page book by the World Health Organisation lays out the process of establishing HACCP management in a Food Service environment.
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The first question is whether a manual on Food Service Will be useful to a food processor. The answer is that [...]
This 96 page manual focusses on lesser know fruits – so much so that I in fact have tasted none of them! The fruits covered are amla, bael, ber, jackfruits,lapsi, persimmon, sugar apple and tamirand.
from: FAO INPhO (click to download free manual)
It is divided into four sections.
a short section covering measures [...]
This has no Food Processing but focusses in detail on the small scale management of cereals giving details information on spoilage, treatment, storage equipment and storage practices.
It is a well illustrated book that is aimed at the extension worker.
This is not an organic food processing book that aims to get businesses into Organic Production. It is however a complete book on Organic business that will give the Food Processor a very good background if they are trying to bring organic into their business.
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I have blogged on the West African Tradehub before, but this is a look at specific information and an assessment of it practicality and applicability.
from: West Africa Tradehub (click image for full story online)
Every small food business workshop surely lists export as an opportunity in [...]
The UNIDO manual on Small-scale Root Crops and Tubers Processing and Products is in the same series as other manuals prepared for UNIDO by Peter Fellows, including Small-scale Cereal Milling and Bakery Products
from: UNIDO (click image for full story online)
Like the Milling Manual this not just a textbook explanation [...]