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Good Manufacturing Practices and Microbial Contamination Sources in Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Puree Processing Plant in Kenya

Limited information exists on the status of hygiene and probable sources of microbial contamination in Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) puree processing. The current study is aimed at determining the level of compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), hygiene, and microbial quality in OFSP puree processing plant in Kenya. Intensive …

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Amylase family

Starch is a major storage product of many economically important crops such as wheat, rice, maize, tapioca, and potato. A large-scale starch processing industry has emerged in the last century. In the past decades, we have seen a shift from the acid hydrolysis of starch to the use of starch-converting …

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Boosting Demand for Biofortified Foods: The Case of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Bread in Tamale, Ghana

In the context of introducing biofortification of staple crops as a food-based approach to combat micronutrient malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), we carried out a survey in Tamale, Ghana to elicit consumers’ preference of and willingness to pay for one of the highly nutritious biofortified staple crop processed product: the …

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How Farmers Can Add Value to Sweetpotato

HarvestPlus is a global alliance of research institutions and implementing agencies that work together to breed and avail to farmers high yield crops for better nutrition. In Uganda, it is coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). HarvestPlus decided to help sweet potato farmers in Uganda to add …

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