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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

  • Consumer Food Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... BEER (HOLDINGS) COMPANY LIMITED and UNI-PRESIDENT ENTERPRISES CORP.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Consumer Food Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for ... Read More

  • Emulsifiers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... NOBEL SURFACE CHEMISTRY AKTIEBOLAG. 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 wanting to: • See the ... Read More

  • Starch Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... GENEX CORPORATION. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Starch Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to: • See the market ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... MARINE HARVEST ASA. 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 for anyone wanting to: • See the ... Read More

  • Food Production Machinery Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP and ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL SPA. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Food Production Machinery Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal ... Read More

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

    ... INDUSTRIES AG, WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH and GEA PROCESS ENGINEERING. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Food and Beverage Equipment Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturing (UK) - Industry Report

    ... WARBURTONS 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 four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Food Manufacturing (UK) analysis ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (NORWAY) - Industry Report

    ... BERGBYS KJOTTFORRETNING 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 for anyone wanting to: • See the ... Read More

  • Abattoirs (UK) - Industry Report

    ... report covers activities such as abattoir, meat, joomla, transport, food waste and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Abattoirs (UK) analysis is ideal for ... Read More

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

    ... including PRO MACH GROUP INC, SUZHOU SLAC PRECISION EQUIPMENT COMPANY LIMITED and KOYO AUTOMATIC MACHINE CO.,LTD. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... INC.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Food Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to: • See the market leaders ... Read More

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

    ... CORP, ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL SPA and NAKANISHI MFG CO., LTD.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Food and Beverage Equipment Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis ... 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

  • Global Rice Flour Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023

    ... is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a particularly good substitute for wheat flour, which causes irritation in the digestive systems of those who are gluten-intolerant. Rice flour is also used ... 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

  • The 2018 Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating opportunities, forecasting, streamlining, and ... Read More

  • The 2018 Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... and benchmarks you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, ... Read More

  • The 2018 Rice Milling Market Research Report

    ... a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating opportunities, forecasting, streamlining, and ... Read More

  • The 2018 Frozen Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating opportunities, forecasting, ... Read More

  • The 2018 Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating ... Read More

  • The 2018 Other Snack Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating ... Read More

  • The 2018 All Other Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating ... Read More

  • The 2018 Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating ... Read More

  • The 2018 Food Product Machinery Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, planning, evaluating ... Read More

  • The 2018 Dog and Cat Food Manufacturing Market Research Report

    ... and benchmarks you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company. This report is utilized for a range of strategic purposes, including benchmarking, due diligence, cost cutting, ... Read More

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