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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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Technical advancements benefiting cold chain supply is encouraging online sales of frozen foods. Furthermore, the simplification in the e-commerce supply chain is expected to boost the global frozen foods market growth.
The next laboratory analysis of frozen foods will be made in June, PFA Director General Muhammad Usman said and added the PFA would check frozen meat products two times in a year as per annual sampling schedule.
Tilt added: "Two fifths of Brits believe frozen foods are filled with preservatives but the actual freezing process preserves the food, so added preservatives aren't required.
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Under terms of the acquisition, Kent Frozen Foods will join Sysco's other UK-businesses, including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M and J Seafood.
41% of respondents who anticipate buying more frozen foods in the coming year cite convenience as the primary reason.
Frozen food, including meat and vegetables on the other hand is frozen immediately- meaning that the product is well preserved with its original health benefits and devoid of any nasty decomposition effects such as fungalor bacterial activities.
Smittcamp is president and CEO of Clovis, Calif.-based Wawona Frozen Foods, a family-owned grower and processor of frozen fruit.
Likewise, Henderson observes that retailers can draw consumers to the frozen food aisle by carrying frozen foods that fall into such trending areas.
Europe has the largest market share for frozen food, followed by North America and Asia Pacific.
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