Food is processed to preserve it and to make it more convenient for customers and wholesalers alike, while quite often mass production can also lower the cost to the consumer. We look at the processing and production of eight different foods - Jam , Pasta, Curries, Sauces, Soups, Chocolate products, Confectionary and Coffee. These illustrate a wide variety of processes used in the food industry. Even though many of the operations are mechanised, the manufacturer has to judge the cost of machinery against the cost of employing people. Other topics covered include hygiene, use of machinery, importance of food chemistry, qualty control, taste testing, ergonomics, packaging, consumer expectations, and human resources.