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About the food processing category

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RE: About the food processing category

Preetha Ajit
Preetha Ajit
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Career Planner at iDreamCareer
  • Bengaluru

Dear Urvija,

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is a service of the Government of India in charge of plan and organization of the guidelines and directions and laws identifying with nourishment preparing in India. The service was set up in the year 1988, with a perspective to build up a solid and energetic nourishment handling industry, to make expanded occupation in country area and empower agriculturists to profit from cutting edge innovation and to make a surplus for fares and animating interest for prepared sustenance. The service is presently headed by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a Cabinet Minister.

Food processing is the change of crude fixings, by physical or synthetic means into nourishment, or of nourishment into different structures. Food processing consolidates crude nourishment fixings to create attractive food items that can be effortlessly arranged and served by the shopper. Nourishment handling ordinarily includes exercises, for example, mincing and macerating, liquefaction, emulsification, and cooking, (for example, bubbling, searing, singing, or flame broiling); pickling, purification, and numerous different sorts of conservation; and canning or other bundling. (Essential handling, for example, dicing or cutting, solidifying or drying when prompting auxiliary items are likewise included.)

Food processing industries and practices include the following:

  • Cannery
  • Fish processing
  • Food packaging plant
  • Industrial rendering
  • Meat packing plant
  • Slaughterhouse
  • Sugar industry

The tasks a Processing Man (Food Canning & Preserving) is expected to perform include:'

• Heating containers of canned or preserved foods to sterilize their contents, by means of hot water vats, troughs or retorts
• Filling vats or troughs with hot water
• Heating water to required temperature by steam or gas
• Loading material by hand or mechanical hoists
• Keeping seamed cans for a specified time in hot chest
• Removing sterilized seamed cans from chest box
• Cooling processed cans in retort
• Injecting compressed air to counteract pressure within cans
• Cleaning and sterilizing chambers at regular intervals
The key competencies are:
   Knowledge of health and safety rules
• Knowledge of criticality of temperature required for gaining quality final product
• Skilled in handling seamed cans by relevant machines/tools
• Skilled in controlling pressure inside the chambers
• Skilled in sterilizing the chamber, when required
• Familiar with cooling techniques used in the process
Hope this helps
Happy career planning
Preetha Ajit
Career planner

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