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       In the MAP process, there are different systems that have been developed for different food requirements. Vacuum Packaging  Vacuum packaging involves the removal of air, particularly oxygen, to create a vacuum to prevent oxidation. Oxidation refers to chemical reactions that occur...
Aseptic packaging is the final step in aseptic food processing, in which food products are continuously sterilized, ensuring that no microorganisms—which cause either food decay and/or food poisoning—are present. According to the US Aseptic Packaging Council, the aseptic packaging system achieves the...
Technology has advanced greatly in the food production industry. Innovative and emerging technologies have allowed food product developers to create a range of new food items with increased health benefits for the consumers. For the Vitasoy Soy Milky Regular...
Molds are important in food because they can grow even in conditions in which many bacteria cannot grow, such as low pH, low water activity (Aw), and high osmotic pressure. Many types of molds are found in foods. They...

Food security survey

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THE federal government has decided to launch a countrywide survey to locate gaps in food security and determine the nature of these gaps. Food security minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan says all is set for the launch of the survey, which...

Improving dry fruit exports

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THE improved production of dry fruits and more aggressive marketing this year are sure to boost their exports, say officials and market players. Forex earnings from dry fruits (including dry dates and dried apricots) totalled around $45m in FY15, up...

Sauces and salads

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Jay Rayner is one of England’s most respected restaurant critics: acerbic and witty, his weekly column in the Observer every Sunday is required reading for me, and for thousands of foodies across the country. A good review from Rayner...
THE three-day annual packaging exhibition held in Karachi in the first week of September has boosted hopes for better packaging solutions for the food industry. Improved law and order situation in Karachi encouraged a large number of foreign companies from...
GRILLING A pizza has become fashionable but there is at least one traditional product that is tailor made for grill is chapatti. Since no Pakistani meal is complete without accompanying bread with it, unless it’s a rice dish. Bread...
IN 1983, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) defines food security in a way that,“ Food security is  assurance that at all times all people have both economic and physical access to basic food which...

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