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frozen foods,

products of the food preservationfood preservation,
methods of preparing food so that it can be stored for future use. Because most foods remain edible for only a brief period of time, people since the earliest ages have experimented with methods for successful food preservation.
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 process of freezing. This process has been employed by people in the Arctic from prehistoric times. Eskimos throw fresh-caught fish on the ice to freeze, and naturally frozen fish have been a trade staple of the Great Lakes region of North America since the mid-19th cent. Brine and cold-room convection methods were in use in Europe and the United States from about 1860 for freezing meat, fish, poultry, and eggs. In the early part of the 20th cent. small fruits were frozen for manufacturers of preserves, bakery products, and ice cream. Freezing prevents food spoilage by inhibiting microorganic and enzyme action. Deterioration is rapid after thawing, since reactivated organisms attack cells injured by ice crystals. Earlier methods involved inserting the food into chilled brine or an ice and salt mixture. In flash freezing, commercially begun in Germany in the early 20th cent., rapid chilling gives less time for the diffusion of salts and water for microorganic action. Methods of quick freezing include direct contact with refrigeration, indirect cooling by contact of the product with refrigerated shelves, cold blasts, or a combination of these methods. The frozen food industry has expanded rapidly because of the labor-saving and space-saving advantages of frozen foods and because the freezing process generally involves less loss of taste, flavor, and appearance than do other methods; it has been paralleled by the development of suitable containers and of specialized methods of transportation, storage, and retailing.
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Frozen foods often, but not always include preservatives such as potassium sorbate, calcium propionate, and sodium tripolyphosphate among their ingredients.
According to the new report World Frozen Food Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020, the global frozen food market would garner revenue of $306 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.
In the Asia Pacific, economic developments paired with increasing urbanization and disposable income are some factors driving the frozen food market in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Ajinomoto North America's consumer food division will be transferred from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, where Ajinomoto Frozen Foods is located, to integrate development and marketing of consumer foods.
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A day after the food poisoning was reported, sales of frozen food plummeted 20-30 percent and the situation must be similar at other store operators, too,'' said a senior official with a major supermarket operator.
At the age of 20 he moved to head office as a buyer's assistant in the frozen foods department before moving up the ranks to the position of frozen foods trading manager--a position he has held for seven years.
6 million lb in 2008, but their market share will slowly diminish due to popularity of film-covered trays and unlined cartons for frozen foods.