Food processing is critical to the establishment
of a sustainable food system that advances food security and ensures economic opportunity while delivering healthy, sustainable diets to consumers around the world.
Food processing has been instrumental in delivering safe, nutritious, and affordable foods and beverages to more populations around the world and helping address two of the world’s biggest challenges: access to food and malnutrition.
Fortification of commonly consumed foods and beverages supplies essential micronutrients, such as iron, folic acid, and vitamins.
Processed foods and beverages provide a solution to the practical challenges of daily life and can help consumers make achieving a healthier diet more feasible.
Formulations and processing techniques are scientifically developed and designed to deliver safe foods and beverages.
Manufacturers are working to create more healthier food and beverage choices while using fewer natural resources – driving up environmental standards and creating sustainable supply chains that protect and restore biodiversity, promote equity and social well-being, improve rural livelihoods and build thriving communities.