Packaging of Food and its Functions

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With change in time, market has now become more sophisticated. Consumers demand not only quality products but also its convenience for use, disposability and others. Packaging has major role in protecting the food, enabling it to be preserved, extending the shelf life, making it more convenient, easier to handle and transport. By identifying the contents and manufacturer, it has led to emergence of “brands”. Read more

Fundamental of use of Alcohol and its Terminologies

Alcohol is an intoxicating ingredients found in beer, wine and liquor. Even though there are countless number of drawback due to inferior quality liquor consume or due to heavy drinking pattern. However, some research claims, moderate drinking gives better health and longer life than abstaining from alcohol. The occurrence of heavy metals, higher alcohol, fusel oil is higher in fake or inferior quality alcohol in comparison to national or international standard of quality alcohol. Such inferior quality liquor is harmful to our health at any dose.

Moderate or sensible drinking:

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Consumer Awareness in Food Market: Fact or Fear?

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Everything changes with time. Not only tangible things but also intangible things such as climate, lifestyle and preferences changes as well. Today, most of us depend on ready to eat or ready to serve food and drinks when we are on work. We need five serving of food in a day and except lunch and dinner it seems impracticable to eat homemade food in between so that we need snacks food like instant noodles, chips or cheese balls, biscuits, bakery or beverages. These have made our life comfortable because we do not have to stay hungry, travel back home and eat and come back to work again nor those food goes stale and rotten in the shelves even of months, comes in convenient containment and reasonable price. Read more

Why refined grains are bad for us and how they can affect our health?

For many years now, we have heard nutritionists and health professionals all over the world say that we should limit the intake of refined grains as they are bad for us. Or they say that we should replaced refined grains with whole grains due to higher incidence of diet related illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and heart diseases. But have you ever wondered as why is that so? Why are refined grains bad for us and how they can affect our health?

Eating healthy and nutritious foods is very important for good health. Despite being consumed widely, the health effects of grains are still to be known clearly as some people believe they are healthy whereas some believe them to be harmful for us. So, a clear understanding is very important and this article will provide you an insight into refined grains and how they are different from the whole grains and what effects they have on our health? Read more

Post Harvest of Cacao Beans

Cacao beans are the seed obtained from the pods of the plant Theobroma cacao tree. The processing of cacao beans to obtain cocoa liquor and cocoa butter and cocoa powder includes series of steps of processing.

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FACTORY HYGIENE AND CONVEYOR BELTS

The world is undergoing a significant increase in its industrialized food processing, and this has entailed a close examination of all aspects of modern hygienic food processing. This involves more investment in machinery and while factory owners may only consider saving of time, space and money and the wish to increase output to serve a wider market, there is another consideration, which is the increased risk of food-borne illnesses and the sometimes unbearably high costs of rectifying this post facto.

There are many systems used to eliminate or reduce the risks of contamination which begin with the raw materials from the farm and field and continue throughout the process until packing. Some risks can be eliminated once and for all, such as small stones and insects washed out of a vegetable harvest but there are far more dangerous forms of contamination further down the line before packing, including inside the factory. Read more