These companies process food products in Zambia. They process harvested or slaughtered farm produce to create marketable and edible products. Also listed are businesses that distribute food products, connecting suppliers and manufacturers to retailers and end consumers. Before reaching your plate, foods are transported, processed and distributed. This affects food safety, food access and food security, and the viability of local and regional food supplies in Zambia. A successful food system not only produces healthful food, but is also structured so that this food is accessible to everyone. A sustainable food system requires robust networks of local and regional food production and distribution.
Food processing generally includes the basic preparation of foods, the alteration of a food product into another form (as in making preserves from fruit), and preservation and packaging techniques. There is a growing industry of small and large scale food processing companies in Zambia that are featured in this category.
Food processing and preparation activities cover three main fields:
The preservation of foods by modern methods such as refrigeration, canning and irradiation, and traditional methods such as drying, salting, smoking and fermentation; the development of protein-rich foods; food additives.
The purpose of a food processing facility is to convert unprocessed ingredients into shelf-stable, transportable food products that are desirable to the consumer and generate a profit for the facility owner.
Almost all food is processed in some way before it is eaten. Processing makes food more edible, palatable and safe and preserves it so it can be eaten beyond the harvest season. Food processing is also a tool that offers greater variety in foods and therefore increases the consumer's choice.
Food distribution is the process where a general population is supplied with food. This food distribution is a subset of the food system. The process and methodology behind food distribution vary by location.
In general, food distribution is composed of a variety of companies, organizations and programs that collect food from producers, store it in warehouses, and then distribute the food to manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias, government aid programs and more.
The business function of any wholesale/distributor is to breakbulk and be an intermediary between food producers and food operators, like retailers or restaurants. They break down the large volumes of products from producers into smaller quantities that an operator can use.
Find the companies that process food and the distributors in Zambia that deliver it to wholesalers and retailers in this category