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Food processing is essential to provide safe , high quality food for the public. This publication was created to provide simple, easy to understand science based information on food processing and how it can make foods safer. The goal is for the public to be more aware and accepting of food processing technologies that are used to make our food supply safe.
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January 22, 2020