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LESSON: 1: The Food Processing Industry Personnel
Introduction
Food processing is concerned with converting raw agricultural products for
consumption. It is responsible for a range of products found in grocery, and sari-
sari stores.
In the Philippines, the food processing industry is part of the manufacturing sector and
accounts for 7.31% share in total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Local employment
in the food and beverage industry has gone up to 880,000 in 2013 and is expected
to increase as the food processing industry expands.
Ninety percent of the industry’s output is consumed domestically. As the population
increases, work in the food processing industry remains relevant.
This lesson will show you the career opportunities in the food processing industry.
It will also teach you the desirable work habits expected of a food processing
industry personnel.
TOPIC 1: The Food Processing Industry Personnel/Staff, Duties, and
Responsibilities
Food processing is an activity that refers to the conversion of raw agricultural products
into food or other forms for consumption. It consists of a range of tasks that are
synchronized to meet the needs of the market. As a food processing worker, you must
be familiar with the different roles that a food processing worker may play. This will help
you determine the scope of work and the skills you need to master.
FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER
o Receiving food items and ensuring appropriate storage
o Operating food processing equipment
o Performing preventive and general maintenance on food production equipment
o Performing food production activities
PACKAGING STAFF/PACKER
o Assembling containers and packaging
o Placing products in containers
o Inspecting containers
o Sealing and labelling containers
o Stacking and arranging containers
o Performing sterilization of product containers
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o Ensuring appropriate storage temperature
QUALITY CONTROL STAFF
o Inspecting, testing or measuring raw materials and products being produced.
o Accepting or rejecting raw materials and finished products
o Reporting inspection and test data
o Recommending adjustments to the assembly or production process
TOPIC 2: Professional Work Habits of a Food Processing Worker
As a food processing worker, you will be working in a team environment to:
1. produce outputs that meet industry standards;
2. meet production targets; and
3. ensure outputs are produced on schedule.
Thus, it is important for you to understand the importance of communication, teamwork,
and professionalism.

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LESSON: 1: The Food Processing Industry Personnel Introduction Food processing is concerned with converting raw agricultural products for consumption. It is responsible for a range of products found in grocery, and sarisari stores. In the Philippines, the food processing industry is part of the manufacturing sector and accounts for 7.31% share in total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Local employment in the food and beverage industry has gone up to 880,000 in 2013 and is expected to increase as the food processing industry expands. Ninety percent of the industry’s output is consumed domestically. As the population increases, work in the food processing industry remains relevant. This lesson will show you the career opportunities in the food processing industry. It will also teach you the desirable work habits expected of a food processing industry personnel. TOPIC 1: The Food Processing Industry Personnel/Staff, Duties, and Responsibilities Food processing is an activity that refers to the conversion of raw agricultural products into food or other forms for consumption. It consists of a range of tasks that are synchronized to meet the needs of the market. As a food processing worker, you must be familiar with the different roles that a food processing worker may play. This will help you determine the scope of work and the skills you need to master. FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER o o o o Receiving food items and ensuring appropriate storage Operating food processing equipment Performing preventive and general maintenance on food production equipment Performing food production activities PACKAGING STAFF/PACKER o Assembling containers and packaging o Placing products in containers o Inspecting containers o Sealing and labelling containers o Stacking and arranging containers o Performing sterilization of product containers o Ensuring appropriate storage temperature QUALITY CONTROL STAFF o o o o Inspecting, testing or measuring raw materials and products being produced. Accepting or rejecting raw materials and finished products Reporting inspection and test data Recommending adjustments to the assembly or production process TOPIC 2: Professional Work Habits of a Food Processing Worker As a food processing worker, you will be working in a team environment to: 1. produce outputs that meet industry standards; 2. meet production targets; and 3. ensure outputs are produced on schedule. Thus, it is important for you to understand the importance of communication, teamwork, and professionalism. Name: Description: ...
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