Postfreezing Operations

The International Code of Practice for the Processing and Handling of Frozen Foods (1) elaborated by Codex Alimen-tarius forms the basis for any recommendations regarding these products. Product may be frozen before packaging, often in the individually quick-frozen (IQF) state, or go directly into the retail or food service package. IQF product may be stored in tote bins, containing around one ton of product, lined with high-density polyethylene liners of sufficient length to allow for sealing. As many postfreezing operations as possible should be carried out in cold store; any packaging operations carried out in chilled areas should be severely limited so that the frozen product spends as few seconds or minutes outside the cold store as possible. Two reports (2,3) produced under the EU FAIR program cover the cold chain and maximizing the quality of frozen foods.

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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