All techniques of food preservation are designed to prevent spoilage and limit changes, and thus impart ‘shelf life’ to the food. The most important methods of food preservation used by the food industry at the present time are:
  1. i

    Heat processing

  2. ii


  3. iii

    Reduction of available water

  4. iv

    Preservation by chemical means

  5. v

    Control of the atmosphere surrounding the food

  6. vi

    Curing and smoking

  7. vii




Packaging Material Peracetic Acid Plate Heat Exchanger Acid Food Surge Tank 
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