Food Processing and Technology

food processing plant with a dial and quality control technician

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

World Health Organization.

Questions and answers prepared by WHO responding to concerns from WHO Member State Governments regarding the nature and safety of genetically modified food.

Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Home page of the Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit.

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.

GM Foods and other Novel Foods

Health Canada.

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

Plant Biotechnology for Food and Feed

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Policies and regulations about plant biotechnology for food and feed.

Irradiation Resources

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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

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.


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.

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.