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should be clearly labelled stating, as a minimum, the name of the product, net weight, ingredients
list and the name and address of the manufacturer. Where available, self-adhesive labels are
List of equipment required
Scales, balance to weigh in grams, plastic containers to wash fruit, stainless steel knives, spoons,
chopping boards, double boiling pan, fruit pulper, large sealable food grade bins for intermediate
storage of pulps, dryer, heat sealer
References and further reading
Fruit Processing, a selection of Practical Action Technical Briefs
Fruit Waste Utilisation, Practical Action Technical Brief
Juices and Drinks, a selection of Practical Action Technical Briefs
Snack Foods a selection of Practical Action Technical Briefs
Small-scale processing of ready to drink pineapple juice. Food Chain No 27
Principles and practices of small and medium-scale fruit juice processing. FAO Agricultural
Services Bulletin 146, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), (2001).
Technical manual on small-scale processing of fruits and vegetables, Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Setting up and Running a Small Fruit or Vegetable Processing Enterprise: Opportunities in Food
Processing CTA
Starting a Small Food Processing Enterprise by Peter Fellows, Ernesto Franco & Walter Rios
Practical Action Publishing/CTA 1996
Small Scale Food Processing 2nd Ed. P Fellows & S Azam Ali, Practical Action Publishing, 2003
Fruit and Vegetable Processing UNIFEM Practical Action Publishing, 1993
Useful addresses and contacts
Fisher Scientific UK Ltd.
Bishop Meadow Road
LE11 5RG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1509 231166
Fax: +44 (0) 1509 231893
Heat sealing equipment producers
Practical Action
The Schumacher Centre
Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9QZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1926 634400
Fax: +44 (0)1926 634401
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profound, life-changing effect on poor people across the world. For over 40 years, we have been working
closely with some of the world’s poorest people - using simple technology to fight poverty and transform their
lives for the better. We currently work in 15 countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.