Why are Foods Processed?

Added by H. Lester Schonberger • Last updated April 20, 2022
Author: Nicole Arnold, Lily Yang, and Renee Boyer.
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
Language: English

Food processing is essential to provide safe, high quality food for the public. This publication was created to provide simple, easy to understand science based information on food processing and how it can make foods safer. The goal is for the public to be more aware and accepting of food processing technologies that are used to make our food supply safe.

This work is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative competitive grant program A4131 (grant no. 2015-69003-23410/project accession no. 1005440, “Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods by Waterless Nonthermal Technologies”) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

 


 


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