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How I defeated COVID – 19 ?

COVID 19 is a contagious respiratory and vascular disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS – CoV- 2). It was first identified in Wuhan in China in December 2019 and World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 2020 declared this disease a pandemic.

Despite of all necessary precautions I applied at home and workplace, I was tested positive for PCR result against Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID -19) on October 17 2020.  It happened when I had mild symptom of body ache, sore throat, internal fever and severe headache. Read more

Commonly Used Fumigants in Food Storages

Many different chemicals in the name of insecticides and pesticides are used to protect our food from insects and pests in go-downs, in food industries and store house before they reach to us. Also not all the chemicals are appropriate for all kind of food commodities. Thus it is important to know the nature of chemicals used, and its toxicity. Below are the list of chemicals that are commonly used as fumigants as mentioned in FAO manual of fumigation.

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Classification of Food on basis of Acidity

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The acidity of food is generally expressed in terms of pH value and it has great influence on distribution of microorganism. Lower the pH, greater the ease of processing or sterilization. On the basis of acidity, food can be classified as follows, Read more

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