Primary and Secondary Processing. Outcome 2. Processing food. Food Processing is any technique or method that changes raw plant or animal material into safe, edible and more palatable food . . Why process food?. Ensures food is safe to eat
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Food Processing is any technique or method that changes raw plant or animal material into safe, edible and more palatable food.
Primary processing involves a range of processes to make food safe to eat so that it can be consumed individually or used in the manufacture of other food products. The physical form changes very little.
Secondary processing is the methods used to turn primary processed foods into other food products either on their own or mixed with other ingredients. The physical form can change quite significantly as a result of secondary processing.
The network of primary producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributers and retailers who turn turn raw ingredients into food products and deliver them to consumers.