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Using Food Science and Technology to Improve Nutrition and Promote National Development

This is an interesting and detailed paper presenting detailed information on the processing of traditional foods.

from: IUFOST (click image for full story online)

The paper concludes that the existing small scale processing is important to food supply, food preservation and employment.

It finds that the expansion of the production of these traditional foods [...]

National Mission on Food Processing – Free Online Information

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.

from: National Mission on Food Procesing (click image for full story online)

The site provides wide ranging information including product and process descriptions as well as costing [...]

DIGIVU Offers Free Technology Information Searches.

I have for many years been closely involved in extracting free technology information from the INTERNET. I believe I have developed a real skill at this and want to offer to do free searches for all the users of digivu.co.za. Either leave a comment or email me – unless you request otherwise, I will publish [...]

Pulsed Electric Field Processing – Free Factsheet

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

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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 [...]

Fermented Foods – Free Online Information

This is a simple short article discussing the benefits and history of fermented foods as well as giving some of the science and simple generalized information on producing your own.

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Explaining Technology by Analogy.

This interesting diagram from emphasizes the fact that the Tetrapak cartons are separated under the liquid a key point of the aseptic packaging technology.

photo by Tetrapak – usable under Creative Commons license

The more modern version is maybe not as explicit but much more appealing. This is a technologyand a presentation thereof [...]

Sorghum Malting Technology Choice – Free Online Information

Here is a nice set of slides from a presentation on the technologies that can be used in the industrial malting of sorghum.

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Of course there is no detailed explanation in this presentation, but the photos and drawings are very good and illustrate well. You [...]

Free Online Technology Training - Principles of Food Processing

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is developing a distance learning programme that is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and workers operating in the Food Manufacturing Industry. To date six modules have been developed.

Dehydration and Drying Food Packaging Freezing Practical Human Nutrition Shelf life and Food Losses Quality Assurance

 

Each module [...]

Food Chain – New Food Processing Journal – Free 1 year Subscription

Food Chain – a Journal well known to small scale food processors in the 90s, is being relaunced with a wider view of the issues effecting the success of food processing in development.

from: Practical Action Publishing (click image for full story online)

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