Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery

Authors: Kutz, Myer

  • Covers in one comprehensive volume fundamental food engineering principles in the design of food industry machinery
  • Addresses food, chemical, mechanical, and packaging engineers directly or indirectly involved with the food industry
  • Provides broad, yet technically detailed coverage of food safety, regulations, product processing systems, packaging, facilities, waste management, and machinery design topics in a "farm to the fork" organization
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The food industry, which includes farming and food production, packaging and distri- tion, and retail and catering, is enormous. states that in the United States, consumers spend approximately US$1 trillion annually for food, or nearly of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Over 16. 5 million people are employed in the food industry. In 2004, processed food sales worldwide were approximately US$3. 2 trillion. According to Reuters, "food processing is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the United States, accounting for approximately of all manufacturing shipments (by value). The processed food industry has grown by over between 1998 and 2004, and in 2004, the value of processed food shipments was approximately $470 billion. The largest sectors of the industry, in terms of value, are meat, dairy, fruit and vegetable preservation, and specialty foods. Other niche sectors include bakeries and tortilla manufacturing, grain and oilseed milling, sugar and confectionery, animal food manufacturing, and seafood products. " The size of the machinery component of the food processing industry is hardly static, and it is an area where engineers can have a major effect. The U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, states: "Fierce competition has led food manufacturing plants to invest in technologically advanced machinery to be more productive. The new machines have been applied to tasks as varied as packaging, inspection, and inventory control . . . . Computers also are being widely implemented throughout the industry . . . .

About the authors

Myer Kutz is an independent publishing and information services consultant whose clients include universities, publishers, secondary information services, and Fortune 500 companies. He served as vice president of scientific and technical publishing at John Wiley & Sons. He has written eight books and edited a number of handbooks, including the Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook (Wiley, 3rd edition), the Handbook of Transportation Engineering, the Handbook of Materials Selection, the Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials, and the Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering and Design, which received the 2003 Best Engineering Book award from the Association of American Publishers.

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Hardcover $499.00
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $499.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7474-4
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5913-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7474-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 732
Additional Information
Jointly published with William Andrew Publishing, US
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