Virgin Coconut Oil – Production Manual for Micro and Village-scale Processing

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By Divina D Bawalan and Keith R Chapman, 2006.

Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in 2006. It was co-authored by Divina D. Bawalan, previously a senior science research specialist with the Philippine Coconut Authority, and Keith R. Chapman, formerly an industrial crops officer at FAO’s Asia-Pacific office.

This manual discusses Virgin coconut oil production at micro and village scale processing specific to the Philippines.

Standards contained in this resource:

  • Good manufacturing practices and sanitation standard operating procedures
  • Pre-Processing stage – GMP’s for selection, harvesting, husking, transporting, inspection, storage
  • Processing Stage-GMPs for handling coconut water, removal of the coconut kernel and particle size reduction, fresh-dry process, fresh-wet processes
  • Post-processing stage-GMPs for oil drying, ageing of VCO produced from the modified fermentation process
  • GMPs for packaging and storage of VCO

SSOPs – processing area, processing equipment, Personal hygiene, Record keeping and production data.

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Hard Copy – Fiji National University


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