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Forming, moulding, extruding
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bread, biscuits, confectionery and pies. Moulding is also an important process step in cheesemaking.
Extrusion is widely used in the production of meat sausages, confectionery products and starchbased snack foods.
pressure and pressed continuously through openings of the required shape. In cooking extruders, the material is also heat-treated (cooked), to solubilise starches. Extruders can contain one or two screws. The rotation of the screws transports and mixes the material and produces pressure build-up.