Rethinking Food Waste Management and Utilization

Almonacid, S; Simpson, R; Teixeira A.


The food processing industry is witnessing significant developments in waste management and utilization programs which involve conversion of food waste into valuable by-products by means of new technology. Many large processors treat their waste as secondary raw material in the manufacture of by-products, such as oilseed meal from producing crude vegetable oil and animal feed supplements from citrus and sugar beet processing. The most underutilized food waste is discharged from small to medium size plants that lack the economies of scale support the processing cost of their waste. The seafood processing industry which comprises of small to medium size processors discharge 60% of incoming raw material as waste.

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Título según SCOPUS: Rethinking food waste management and utilization
Título de la Revista: Food Technology
Volumen: 63
Número: 5
Editorial: Institute of Food Technologists
Fecha de publicación: 2009
Página de inicio: 160