McCain Foods Facts on Frozen
The Facts on Frozen

Frozen Fresh

 

Frozen foods offer inherent advantages for today’s health and eco-conscious consumers. The freezing process essentially preserves nutrients and quality when food is frozen at its peak. It also reduces the growth of micro-organisms that cause spoilage and food-borne illness, and because you use only what you need when you need it, food lasts longer, creating less waste to be sent to landfill.

 

 

McCain: Frozen Food Leader 

It was the Inuit of Canada’s Far North who invented frozen food, so it is fitting that one of the world’s major frozen food companies is based in Canada.

 

The benefits of frozen food:

 

 

 

Frozen food can be nutritious:

One of the most important facts about frozen foods is that commercial freezing effectively locks in nutritional value. In 1998 the U.S. Federal Department of Agriculture wrote in the Federal Register: “The nutrient profiles of selected raw fruits and vegetables and frozen, single ingredient versions of the same fruits and vegetables revealed relatively equivalent nutrient profiles … In fact, some data showed that the nutrient content level for certain nutrients was higher in the frozen version of the food than in the raw version of the food.” 

Frozen food is often more affordable:

Frozen products are often lower in cost per serving and have a much greater shelf-life than refrigerated foods. They can also be more easily portioned and stored for use at a later time, which reduces spoilage and food waste.

Frozen food is generally safer:

Frozen has the least number of food safety incidents, behind chilled, fresh and organic foods. The freezing and canning processes inhibit the growth of some pathogens and therefore reduce the likelihood of serving contaminated products.

 

 

Frozen food can reduce waste:

The global food crisis isn’t just about skyrocketing prices. While Americans waste 27 per cent of the food available for consumption, with two-thirds of this waste deriving from fresh produce (milk, grain products and sweeteners), the British toss away a third of the food they purchase. In addition to the food waste, rotting food that ends up in landfills produces methane – a major source of greenhouse gas. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that recovering just five per cent of the food that is wasted would feed four million people a day.

   McCain Foods Frozen Food Leader

 

 

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