Consumer Awareness in Food Market: Fact or Fear?

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

Fundamental Principle of ELISA

Enzyme linked immunosorbent essay (ELISA) is a biochemical technique used mainly in immunology to detect the presence of antibody or antigen in a sample. The Elisa has been used as diagnostic tool in medicine and plant pathology as well as quality control check in various industries.

Principle: Unknown amount of antigen (protein) is affixed to the surface and then specific antibody is washed over the surface, so that it can bind to specific antigen. The antibody-antigen complex is flooded with enzyme that can convert the complex to some detectable signal. For example, in case of fluorescence ELISA, when light is shown upon the sample, antigen/antibody complexes will fluoresce so that amount of antigen in the sample can be measured. Read more

SPS and International Standard Setting Bodies

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement:

SPS agreement regulates the conditions under which national regulatory authorities may set and enforce health and safety standards that directly or indirectly affect international trade. In particular, it applies to any measure applied
1. to protect consumers and animals from food and feed borne risks
2. to protect consumers, animals and plants from pest or disease related risks Read more

Five keys to Food Safety

Food safety is an important tool to any food handling businesses. Without knowledge of food safety, the food business cannot make it place in today’s competitive market. Not only to prevent prevent contamination, food borne illness and protect consumers health, food safety is necessary to increase businesses, gain consumers support, prevent raw material and production loss and uplift goodwill of the organisation.
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Food Contamination and Food Poisoning

Food contamination: According to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) research, Food contamination is generally defined as foods that are spoiled or tainted because they either contain microorganisms, such as bacteria or parasites, or toxic substances that make them unfit for consumption. A food contaminant can be biological, chemical or physical in nature, with the former being more common. These contaminants have several routes throughout the supply chain (farm to fork) to enter and make a food product unfit for consumption.

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Food Hygiene and Food Spoilage

More than cleanliness, food hygiene is

  1. Protecting food from risk of contamination including harmful bacteria, poison and other foreign bodies.
  2. Prevent proliferation of microorganism present in food, which would otherwise cause food spoilage or related illness.
  3. Destruction of pathogenic microorganism.
  4. Discarding unfit or contaminated food

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