Food Factory Design and Operation

  • M. D. Ranken
  • R. C. Kill
  • C. Baker


The design of food factories is an aspect of the overall food production chain which is often overlooked and regarded as less significant than the more glamorous areas of new product development and sales and marketing. However, the food or drinks factory has a key role in determining the profitability and success of any food or drinks company. It is important to design a factory which is clean and safe in addition to producing a high quality product at a low cost.


Biological Oxygen Demand Food Company Food Factory Manufacturing Execution System Production Management Information System 
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Further Reading

  1. Busvine, J.R. (1985) Insects and Hygiene, 3rd edn, Chapman & Hall, London.Google Scholar
  2. Codex Alimentarius Volume A (1988) Recommended International Code of Practice on the General Principles of Food Hygiene, FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, Rome.Google Scholar
  3. Machinery Safety Directive, 89/392/EEC (1989), EDO, Commission of European Communities.Google Scholar
  4. EC Directives and Regulations and UK Acts and Regulations mentioned in the text may be obtained from Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London.Google Scholar
  5. Jukes, D.J. (1993) Food Legislation of the UK, a Concise Guide, 3rd edn, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.Google Scholar

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© Chapman & Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Ranken
    • 1
  • R. C. Kill
    • 1
  • C. Baker
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Micron LaboratoriesLutonUK
  2. 2.ArvaTec (UK) LtdWantageUK
  3. 3.Chemical Engineering DeptKuwait UniversityKuwait

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