Primary Stages of Processing and Production

  • “Primary Stages of Processing and Production” refers to the initial steps taken to convert raw ingredients into food products.
  • Key processes include cleaning to remove dirt, debris, or pests; sorting to separate different types of ingredients or quality levels; grading to assess the overall quality based on factors like size, appearance, and colour.
  • After these steps, raw ingredients undergo further processing or preservation methods for safety, extended shelf life, and nutritional value maintenance.
  • Understanding these primary stages is essential for developing knowledge in food manufacturing, setting the foundation for later stages such as recipe formulation and cooking methods.