Sausage manufacture: principles and practice provides a concise and authoritative guide to manufacturing high-quality products for the consumer. It begins by considering issues of definition and the market trends which determine how consumers define quality. The book then discusses product formulation, describing the essential recipe information for the main types of sausage. The chapter also includes the calculations required for mandatory product labelling in the EU.Chapter 4 reviews the key stages in production from raw material procurement through chopping, filling and cooking to storage and distribution. Building on this foundation, the following chapter outlines good practice in safety and quality assurance.The final chapter reviews recent product development and novel products such as organic, vegetarian and low fat sausages which have emerged to meet changing consumer requirements. The book concludes with a series of useful appendices listing permitted additives, sample quality assurance and HACCP systems documentation.Written by an experienced industry professional, Sausage manufacture: principles and practice is a standard guide to good practice for manufacturers.