Food processing transforms raw ingredients into products for consumers. Many of the foods we consume have been processed in some way. During processing, food is changed in order to simply make it edible, to enhance flavor, make it last longer, or to create new products. Processing means we can eat foods at times or in places where it might not otherwise be available. It also adds monetary value to the to the raw ingredient. Processing may include drying, cooking, freezing, canning, or adding preservatives. Common types of processing include: cheese making, yogurt production, canning and preserving fruit (e.g., jam and jelly), pressing apples for juice, wine and beer making, and preparing tomato sauce.
Milk & Other Dairy Products:
Food Made in Onondaga County
Farmer and Processor, Jordan, NY
It was a major financial undertaking for us. A big financial leap. A lot of equipment involved and a lot of inspections.