Raise In Food-borne Illnesses Driving Global Food Safety Testing Market

According to our latest research report, Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis, the global food safety testing market has been witnessing significant developments over the past few years. Currently, almost every country in the world is taking appropriate measures to ensure safety of food products, which is validated by the fact that the number of food products recalled has expanded considerably. The projected market size for worldwide food safety testing products is likely to reach US$ 11.4 Billion by 2015 backed by factors, such as increasing incidences of food-borne illnesses and high food imports.

The study revealed that food-borne diseases have caused a great deal of economic and physical loss in several countries. This, in turn, has prompted the authorities to take proactive measures for food safety. In 2010, around 19,089 cases were due to food-borne diseases caused by pathogens in the US alone. In order to reduce the rising incidences of such diseases, the testing of food products has become an imperative need of the hour. Since 2005, total microbiology testing volume has increased from 629.9 Million to 738.3 Million tests in 2008.

Further, the report by RNCOS has also covered all the key aspects of the global food

Fast Food Vs Home Cooking

Today the society is very tired as well as overworked. Everyone is extremely busy and is constantly running a fast pace of life everyday. Regardless of the fact, whether their running to meet the hectic lifestyle and pace of life is precious or not, they run to meet the need effectively. To bring to a normal routine, you need to follow some cheap meal ideas so that you catch up some time to stretch and also save your hard earned money. You can provide a nutritious as well as wholesome dinner even with limited ideas and money, provided you plan and get the ingredients well on time.

The fast food makers have caught the running spree and have coaxed people into eating fast food. As people lack time, they just rush to the fast food and make themselves comfortable. The very idea of returning home after a tiring day or work and then later on cooking for the entire family is not done with a happy note and you are inclined to look on for some fast food. Though, you know it is not good for health, you ignore as they are readymade and you need not spend your

How To Keep Your Food Warm With A Food Warmer

When you work in catering you know the importance of keeping the food youve worked hard to prepare warm. However, if youve ever gone shopping for a food warmer you may have become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of machines there are on the market for keeping your food hot. If youve ever felt clueless about food warmers, what they do, and which ones will work best for you below is a list to get you started in the crowded world of food warmers.

Full Sized Warmers are the large food warmers that you often find at large events or hotel banquets. They hold large pans of food in place while hot water is placed in the bottom pan to keep the food hot and moist. Some full size warmers are quite big and designed to hold more than one full-sized pan of food. Other units are smaller. When you purchase a full sized warmer keep in mind that the warmer itself only holds hot water; you will need to buy the pans to hold the food separately.

If you plan to offer a lot of food, such as at a buffet, then you might want to invest

Responsibilities Of A Food Handler!

A Food borne illness is any illness caused by consuming foods or beverages contaminated with disease-causing microorganisms, hazardous chemicals or physical hazards. A food borne disease outbreak is when two or more people have the same illness after eating the same food. The food service industry regularly experiences tremendous financial losses due to food borne illness. Such losses can be significantly reduced, however, through knowledge and education.

Food borne illness and outbreaks are associated with such behaviors as poor personal hygiene, time and temperature abuse and cross contamination. These topics will be discussed in a later section. A food handler must report to their employer if they are diagnosed with,exposed to or exhibiting symptoms from Norovirus, hepatitis A virus, Salmonella typhi, Shigella spp. or shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.

When a food handler becomes ill, proper precautions must be taken. To ensurethe safety of the consumers, the manager of the establishment will either restrict or exclude the ill food handler. Restriction is when a food handler(who does not serve highly susceptible populations) is allowed to work in the food establishment but is not allowed to perform tasks that would cause contamination of food or utensils. Exclusion is when a food

Packaging Plays An Important Role In Food Industry

Packaging plays one of the most important roles in marketing and selling a product. Food packaging is done for protection, freshness, marketing and compliance with government regulations. There are various companies that do food packing for dry and liquid foods. Generally dry products can be filled in a pouch or carton and liquid in pouch or tube.

People who are in food packaging business should ask certain questions from clients before starting the work which are as follows:

Size of pouch or carton
Type of material required for packing. Most common packing materials are plastic, aluminum and cardboard. Plastic material is ideal for packing frozen foods, perishable items, snack foods and other bakery items. Aluminum is considered best for packaging liquid items like juices, soft drinks, beer and canned perishable items. Cardboard is the material for packaging frozen, fresh perishable foods and dry products.
Food manufacturers should supply all artwork. Artwork is very necessary for food packaging. Food Manufacturers can supply the artwork through disk, email or upload it through FTP site.
Once packaging is done, one big question arises as to how the final packaged product be shipped. Should the product be shipped on master