Food Processing and Technology

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Resources for food processing, food packaging, food preservation, food storage, post-harvest treatment and food technology.



Spotlights

FAO/IAEA Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory

International Atomic Energy Agency.

The key priorities of the Laboratory are to assist Member States to develop and adapt new and existing agricultural technologies and to provide the necessary training and analytical services.


Biotechnology (GM foods) and Nanotechnology

World Health Organization.

Collection of programs, projects and general information on biotechnology and nanotechnology. Includes common questions, FAO/WHO Expert Consultations on GM foods, publications, and related links.


GM Foods and other Novel Foods

Health Canada.

An introduction and an information source for genetically modified foods in Canada.


Biotechnology

USDA. National Agricultural library.

It provides a variety of information about food biotechnology, including recombinant DNA technology, transgenic crops and animals, genetically modified foods, biopharmaceuticals, bioremediation, and more.


Book: Processing Fruits: Science and Technology

Somogyi, L.P., Ramaswamy, H.S., & Hui, Y.H.

This book includes the latest processing technologies, covers all major categories of fruits and the processing technologies applied to them and addresses issues of concern to industry and research personnel.


Food Processing Criteria

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

This Annex is to provide processing criteria for different types of food manufacturing/processing operations for use by those preparing and reviewing HACCP plans and proposals, such as reduced oxygen packaging, smoking and curing.


Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Home page of the Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit.


Global Opportunities in Agri-food Science and Technology. (PDF | 348kb)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Innovation and R&D-critical to the complex agri-food industry-enhance economic competitiveness and foster new food technologies, food safety, and value-added, healthful foods.


Irradiation Resources

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Fact sheets, regulations, news and other resources about food irradiation.


Plant Biotechnology for Food and Feed

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Policies and regulations about plant biotechnology for food and feed.