This is an extremely detailed manual which is interesting just to scan but presumably really valuable to the manufacturer.
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some beautiful pics from the manual
all sorts of stuff
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.
The site provides wide ranging information including product and process descriptions as well as costing and financial analysis. It is focused on the needs of smaller and start up entrepreneurs, although the information would be valuable to any processor. Some 110 product are covered in this manual.
Unfortunately, the information and especially the suppliers and costing is developed for application in India. However, it is still a useful source of information for any entrepreneur.
If you are like me you enjoy getting a simple understanding of a food process/technology, even if you are never likely to use it!
This is the case with this masters thesis, which presents a nice simple (two different levels of detail) explanation of the sugar cane process. It includes the two main juice extraction systems diffusion and milling in parallel, although I am not sure whether this often occurs in practice.
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This process addresses the fourth level in the EPAs Food Recovery Heirachy, ie develop an industrial use for the waste food. The EPAs Food Recovery Heirachy puts feeding animals as third after reduce loss and feed people, the first 2.
This simple 9 page website discusses and explains the process of pateurisation, the equipment used and the need for the pasteurisation of milk.
The paper first defines the need for pasteurisation as being to protect public health and to manage the selflife of dairy products.
It then defines pasteurisation conditions and describes the processes and equipment required to run pasteurisation in a dairy. Heat recovery, pressure drops, holding tube design and instrumentation are discussed in some detail.
As mentioned in a previous post the University of Guelph has a strong reputation in Food Technology and has some very useful online information. Its worth following the link from the image and browsing around to see what other useful information you can find.
This is a paper looking at the potential of a less used Nigerian traditional drink produced from Tamarind
The paper looks at different recipes based on the level of the added Ginger, Clove and Pepper. It presents taste and analytical results along with traditional and improved process descriptions.