Home Meal Replacement

Ready-to-cook, partially cooked, or ready-to-eat food products prepared and sold at a wide range of establishments, then consumed at home, are commonly referred to as home meal replacements (HMR), or meal solutions. Sociocul-tural and socioeconomic changes have driven the demand for convenient, fresh (preferably not frozen), appealing, high-quality food products that require minimal preparation by the consumer. This trend was described by Hoo-genkamp (24) and Farquhar (25).

HMRs commonly include chilled or hot meals marketed through supermarkets, restaurants, and nontraditional retail outlets. These products are prepared and packaged at U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) or FDA inspected plants, by in-house supermarket or restaurant chefs, or prepared as made-to-order meals on-site at retail establishments. Johnson (26) summarized food safety hazards and risks associated with production and handling of HMRs.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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