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Food Processing Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Food processing is the process of transforming raw ingredients into food. The process takes clean crops or animal products and uses them to produce long shelf life products that are highly marketable.

Food processing has been in existence since pre-historic days. Slaughtering, fermenting and preserving foods with salt were the common methods used until canning began. Modern food processing emerged in the late nineteenth century. Canning, freeze drying, artificial sweeteners and preservatives were introduced. In the twentieth century, convenience foods became popular. Frozen foods such as TV dinners became available in all supermarkets.

There are many benefits associated with food processing. The removal of toxins, preservation of perishable foods that are transported from long distances and the removal of pathogenic micro-organisms are just a few examples. Today’s supermarkets would not be feasible without modern food processing methods and military campaigns would be near impossible to execute.

Processed food eliminated the time consuming task of preparing and cooking unprocessed foods and increased free time especially for working people. Food processing can be helpful to people with different allergies who are unable to eat certain food elements.

The negatives associated with food processing include the destruction of certain vitamins as a result of the heating process. In the majority of foods that are processed, there is a loss of between 5%-20% of nutrient value. Additives are another drawback. The risks of additives will vary depending on the health issues of each individual. Salt would be harmful to those with high blood pressure and sugar as an additive would be damaging to a diabetic.

Examples of food processing industries and practices include the sugar industry, vegetable packing plants, meat packing plants, slaughterhouses, canneries and fish processing plants.

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Food Processing Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Meat Product Manufacturing

    ... as Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand); Danish Crown (Denmark); JBS and BRF-Brasil Foods (Brazil); NH Foods (Japan); and China's WH Group, whose operations include US-based Smithfield Foods. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and ... Read More

  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing

    ... Smucker, JR Simplot, Pinnacle Foods, and Seneca Foods (all based in the US); as well as AGRANA (Austria), Bonduelle (France), Del Monte Pacific (Singapore), Greenyard Foods (Belgium), La Doria (Italy), McCain Foods (Canada), and divisions ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturing

    ... and candy. Major companies include US-based Archer-Daniels-Midland, Conagra Brands, Frito-Lay, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez International, and Tyson Foods; along with COFCO (China), Danone (France), Fonterra (New Zealand), Grupo Bimbo (Mexico), JBS (Brazil), Maruha ... Read More

  • Food Product Machinery Manufacturing

    ... and SPX Flow (all based in the US), as well as Alfa Laval (Sweden), Baker Perkins (UK), and GEA Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by food consumption, which depends on population growth and ... Read More

  • Global Naturally Fermented Food Market 2018-2022

    ... Naturally Fermented Food Market to grow at a CAGR of 6.58% during the period 2018-2022. Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global naturally fermented food ... Read More

  • Global Commercial Seaweed Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

    ... of seaweeds are available in liquid, powdered, and flake forms. Suppliers generally supply three types of seaweeds, namely dried seaweed, semi-refined carrageenan, and refined carrageenan. Among the three, red seaweeds have the highest demand due ... Read More

  • Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Market, Forecast to 2025

    ... market revenue in 2017 and is expected to reach $8.43 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%. Supply chain traceability is the information system that is required to track ... Read More

  • Food Processors Market Trends in China

    ... manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China ... Read More

  • Fermentation Ingredients - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)

    ... $69.59 billion by 2026. Increasing demand for healthy food amongst consumers of all age groups is propelling the growth of the market. On the contrary, huge expenses of ingredients and potential health risks caused by ... Read More

  • Food Preservatives - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)

    ... a CAGR of 4.9%.Growing demand for processed foods, changing lifestyle and increasing disposable income are the major factors driving the market. However factors such as growing health concerns on the safety of food additives, increasing ... Read More

  • Food Preservatives Market By Type (Natural and Synthetic) By Application (Meat & Poultry, Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Snacks, Dairy, Oils & Fats and others) and By Geography – Global Driver, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast to 2023

    ... to 2023 Food Preservatives Market – Global Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast up to 2023 The food preservatives are major additive in food & beverage products. Food preservatives are classified mainly in these categories ... Read More

  • Agriculture Industry in India: Growth and Opportunities

    ... exhibiting a CAGR of 12.2% during 2018-2023. The agriculture industry represents an important component of the Indian economy both in terms of its contribution to the GDP as well as a source of employment to ... Read More

  • Grain Milling

    ... Cargill, ConAgra, General Mills, and Riceland Foods (all based in the US), as well as China Agri-Industries (China), GrainCorp (Australia), Nisshin Seifun Group (Japan), REI Agro (India), and Wilmar International (Singapore). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Seafood Processing

    ... and Trident Seafoods (both headquartered in the US), as well as Dongwon Industries (South Korea), High Liner Foods (Canada), Icelandic Group (Iceland), Marine Harvest (Norway), Maruha Nichiro Holdings (Japan), Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Japan), Pescanova (Spain), ... Read More

  • Grains Market Trends in China

    ... and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China is the ... Read More

  • Global Food Enzymes Market 2018-2022

    ... of animals, and microorganisms and are used in food manufacturing and animal feed. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global food enzymes market to grow at a CAGR of 7.55% during the period 2018-2022. Covered in this ... Read More

  • Flour Market Trends in China

    ... and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China is the ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturing (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including MONDELEZ UK LTD, GREGGS PLC and KERRY INGREDIENTS (UK) LTD. This report covers activities such as food, ingredients, bakery, foodservice, frozen and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past ... Read More

  • Emulsifiers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... NV, CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC and AKZO NOBEL INDIA LIMITED. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Emulsifiers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone ... Read More

  • Food and Beverage Equipment Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 210 companies, including BUCHER INDUSTRIES AG, SATAKE CORPORATION and BUEHLER GMBH. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll ... Read More

  • Food and Beverage Packaging Machinery Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 90 companies, including MARCHESINI GROUP S.P.A., SHUNQING DISTRICT SHENGXIN PACKING FACTORY and HEFEI ZHENGYUAN MACHINERY ELECTRONIC CO.,LTD. This report includes a wealth of information on ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... including ARLA FOODS AMBA, SAVENCIA SA and WILH. WERHAHN KG. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Food Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) analysis is ideal ... Read More

  • Starch Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including SHOWA SANGYO CO LTD, GLOBAL BIO-CHEM TECHNOLOGY GROUP COMPANY LIMITED and ZHAOXIAN HUANGLONG STARCH NO.6 FACTORY. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (NORWAY) - Industry Report

    ... including AGRA FOODS AS, SEMPER AS and M AAKERVIK AS. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Food Manufacturers (NORWAY) analysis is ideal ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (SWEDEN) - Industry Report

    ... including TRENSUMS FOOD AB, SVENSKA SMAKUPPLEVELSER AB and PARAM PARA AB. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Food Manufacturers (SWEDEN) analysis is ... Read More

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