Food industry

The beer brewing industry is dominated by a few international players. Brewing industry"

Canning is a method of preserving food by first heating it to a temperature that destroys contaminating microorganisms, and then sealing it in air-tight jars, cans or pouches. Because of the danger of botulism and other pathogens, the only safe method of canning most foods is under conditions of both high heat and pressure, normally at temperatures of 240-250°F (116-121°C). Foods that must be pressure canned include all vegetables, meats, seafood, poultry, and dairy products. The only foods that may be safely canned in a boiling water bath (without high pressure) are highly acidic foods like fruits, pickled vegetables, or other foods to which acid has been added. Canning"

Food distribution is a vital factor in public nutrition. Where it breaks down, famine, malnutrition or illness can occur. Food distribution"

The food industry is the complex, global collective of diverse businesses that together supply much of the food energy consumed by the world population. Only subsistence farmers, those who survive on what they grow, can be considered outside of the scope of the modern food industry. Food industry"

Food processing is the methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans.Food processing takes clean, havested or slaughtered and butchered components and uses these to produce attractive and marketable food products. Similar process are used to produce animal feed. Food processing"

Food quality is an important food manufacturing requirement, because the end consumers of food are highly vulnerable to any form of contamination that may occur during the manufacturing process. Many consumers also need to rely on the standards of manufacture, particularly to know what ingredients are present, due to dietary or nutritional requirements, which may be associated with religious dietary laws (see kashrut, halal) or medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, or allergies). Food quality"

Frankenfood (named after Mary Shelley's character in her novel Frankenstein) is a label of disapproval applied to food products deemed to have been produced by unnatural—and by implication, dangerous—means. Frankenfood"

Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) is an FDA designation that a chemical or substance (including certain pesticides) added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual FFDCA food additive tolerance requirements. Generally recognized as safe"

A genetically modified food is a food product derived in whole or part from a genetically modified organism (GMO) such as a crop plant, animal or microbe such as yeast. Genetically modified foods have been available since the 1990s. The principal ingredients of GM foods currently available are derived from genetically modified soybean, maize and canola. Genetically modified food"

Take-out (in American English), carry-out (in Canadian English) or take-away (in British English) is food purchased at a restaurant but eaten elsewhere. The restaurant may or may not provide table service. Take-out"