Food Bites pp 31-33 | Cite as

At Work in a Vale of Tears

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel


You know what it is like to be in the crying zone when you cut a raw onion in the kitchen. Now imagine cutting 70 tons of onions – a typical day’s work at a local snack food manufacturing plant, where truckloads of raw onions are turned into frozen, deep-fried onion rings. That’s a lot of onions, and a lot of tears. At the plant, they say you get used to cutting onions and stop crying after a few minutes.


Volatile Compound Manufacturing Plant Nutritious Food Manufacturing Facility Food Manufacturing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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