5th Edition of Euro Global Conference on
Food processing is a process that transforms food items into a form that can be used. It can cover the processing of raw materials into food through a variety of physical and chemical processes. Various activities covered by this process include mincing, cooking, canning, liquefaction, pickling, maceration and emulsification. It also includes the process of adding value to the production of products by means of methods such as primary and secondary processing, preservation, quality management, packaging and labeling of a variety of products such as dairy products, fish products, fruit & vegetable products, meat & poultry products, confectionery products and food grains.
Food Processing covers general characteristics of raw food material; harvesting, assembling and receiving raw materials; methods of food preservation; processing objectives, including factors influencing food acceptability and preferences; packaging; water and waste. A full understanding of the methods of processing and preservation is required, including drying, freezing, pasteurization, canning, irradiation, extrusion, to name but a few. The ability to perform analysis of food ingredients is built along with statistical efficiency.