"the enclosure of products in a pouch, bag, box, cup, tray, jar, can, tube, bottle, or other container to perform one or more of the following functions: containment, protection, preservation, communication, utility and performance Extend shelf-life
Few adverse effects
Taste, texture, etc.
Perceived as being convenient, easy to prepare, high quality, healthy, natural, fresh.
To extend shelf-life
Preserves food without causing major changes in size, shape, texture, color and flavor
Convenient, easy to prepare
Do NOT kill microorganisms, only "put them to sleep", "back to bsiness when food is thawed"
Frank, Wysession, Yancopoulos
14th EditionBruce Edward Bursten, Catherine J. Murphy, H. Eugene Lemay, Matthew E. Stoltzfus, Patrick Woodward, Theodore Brown
Matta, Staley, Waterman, Wilbraham