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The importance of food quality

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Updated: Sunday, Dec 26,2010, 8:25:42 PM
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Our nutritional status, health, physical and mental faculties depend on the food we eat and how we eat it. Food plays as one of the indispensable part of people's life. Food is an essential prerequisite for life and as such the primary goal of eating and drinking is to enable the body to function normally. Access to good quality food has been man's endeavor from the earliest of human existence. We always look forward to the quality of food to assure its safety as its basic requirement. "Food safety" implies absence or acceptable and safe levels of contaminants, adulterants, naturally occurring toxins or any other substance that may make food injurious to health on an acute or chronic basis. It seems that more and more people are deciding to make the transition from the 9-5 grind to the freedom that comes with working from home. The internet affords hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to work online from the comforts of their own homes.

Can be considered as a complex characteristic of food that determines its value or acceptability to consumers! Consumers always look first on the quality food. Besides quality and safety, a consumer also wants food having a nutritional value, organoleptic properties such as appearance, colors, texture, taste; and functional properties. The better quality the food, the less food you need. Higher quality foods provide more nutrients as well more flavor. Your body gets what it needs with less food; your mind does the same.

Hence we all know since long that the value of food is infinitely greater than all technological inventions, gadgets, computers, cars, TV etc. We depends our existence on the food we eat.

How do we considered food quality standard? Food quality is an important food manufacturing requirement, because food consumers are susceptible to any form of contamination that may occur during the manufacturing process. Many consumers also rely on manufacturing and processing standards, particularly to know what ingredients are present, due to dietary, nutritional requirements, or medical conditions. Food quality also deals with product traceability, e.g. of ingredient and packaging suppliers, should a recall of the product be required. It also deals with labeling issues to ensure there is correct ingredient and nutritional information.

Knowing the importance of quality and healthy foods, we can better appreciate what they do for us. Remember that he who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

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