This book is divided into six main parts, namely: Food Components and Their Function, Properties of Foods, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Food Processing and Its Effect On Food, Handling and Storage of Food, and Post Processing Operations. It is hoped that the book will meet a long felt need of teachers and students of the subject. Finally, I invite comments from users of this book about its content and use of various chapters in their investigations. If these are discovered, I would very much appreciate hearing from you so that corrections can be effected promptly on other edition. I believe you will find it of a great value.