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Fresh Food

Fresh food includes, first and foremost, any type of food that is not preserved by any chemical food-processing method. However, some processed foods also fall under this category. The Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom has published several criteria that explain this well. It suggests using the term fresh in food labeling not only to differentiate processed foods from nonprocessed foods but also to differentiate produce that is sold in a short time after harvesting or production from foods that have a longer shelf life.

Consumed fresh or processed, fresh foods will always be the basis of a human diet. The food industry will continue its search for optimal ways to preserve and transport fresh foods. Counter movements and other local projects will also persist ...

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