Temperature effects on food
HOW DOES SUPERMAEKETS SAVE FOOD?
Mid Sari S Alzahrani
15th of October 2018
Professor: Alan Myers
Nowadays there are lots of Supermarket race of who is the best on aspects like range of products, the quality for fresh and the supermarket own products, store scenery, queuing time and value for money. One of the most important things is, how the supermarkets store the food? This question is important because as everybody know that there are different types of food and drinks get effective by the temperature of the place. For example, milk can sit out at room temperature for up to 4 hours, if it stayed for longer than 8 hours the bacteria will increase to dangerous level. So, it’s important to put the milk in fridges so it can stay for longer period. in this essay I will present:
• Sample of products get effected by temperature
• How can supermarkets save products?
• Tricks make you buy more
• Ranking supermarkets
Sample of products get effected by temperature.
Dairy: one of the most important products in the supermarket is dairy such as milk, cream, butter, cheese, etc. All these dairies need a different temperature to store. The milk is recommended Refrigerate at a temperature of between 0 °C and 4 °C. Also, its recommended take it before date and choose the product with the furthest date. Once opened, milk is safe for up to 3 days. Therefore, it is better to buy smaller amounts more often better than keeping it in refrigerator for too long. Also, Supermarkets keep milk stored away from strong-smelling food items in the fridge because the milk can pick up these smelling.
Cheese one of the dairies that the supermarket stores it carefully, they make sure that the cheeses wrapped well to avoid drying out. The cheeses should be far from foods with strong smelling, to avoid the effect of tastes and smells. plastic wrap and seal use to protect cheese from moisture, smelling.
Ice cream is made from milk, to store ice cream supermarkets keep it in freezer in a temperature of -11°F (-24°C). when ice cream transferred to a home freezer should be eaten within a month of purchase, otherwise the test will change.
Yoghurt is one of the dairies that kept in fridges not in freezer because the fridges keeps the smell and the test of the yoghurt. The yoghurt should be eaten in 3 days. it will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month, but the smell and the test will change.
Fruits: Fruits do slowly anti-oxidants, so they should be eaten at their peak of freshness. This is in general, when they are picked but some fruits continue do until ripen after being collected. Fruits are at room temperature, but after ripening, will rot faster. For more quality the supermarkets keep it in freezer until the fruits on the supermarket finish.
The list in Tables below shows the most popular fruits to answer questions about how long does fruits last for:
Sources Pantry Refrigerator
Fresh Apples lasts for 2-4 Weeks 1-2 Months
Packaged Fresh Cut Apples lasts for — 3-5 Days
Applesauce lasts for 1-2 Months (Unopened) 1-2 Weeks (Open)
Apple Pie lasts for 1-2 Days 4-5 Days
Sources Counter Refrigerator
Fresh Oranges last for 2-3 Weeks 1-2 Months
Cut Oranges last for Same Day 1-2 Days
Sources Counter Refrigerator Freezer
Fresh Bananas last for 2-7 Days 2-9 Days 2-3 Months
Watermelon – Whole lasts for 7-10 Days 2-3 Weeks
Watermelon – Cut lasts for 1 Day 3-5 Days
How can supermarkets save products?
The organizing fruits and vegetables are very important. Best before dates are usually used on fruits and vegetables. They are putting the date state before which the food is at its best. The fruits still able to be eaten but it will be brown or a bit soft.
Sell by and Use by Dates. This method uses by the supermarkets and this method make them aware of the expiry date for each type of food or drink.
As it shows in the last talk about the temperature and how does it affect food I can say that products on supermarkets need more care of the place, temperature and covers to be safe for customers to eat.
Tricks that make you buy more
Some people think that the supermarkets is a very good friend, but they are playing a trick to make you feel comfortable on the place. For example, they play a slow music to make you feel greet and to spend more money and time in supermarket. Putting healthy fruit and vegetable at the front so you start buy a healthy food and you don’t feel guilty for buying unhealthy food further on. The place of the items is important, the children can see the chocolate very close in low places.
Ranking of Supermarkets
In 2018 Customers rated their experience of shopping with them in the past six months, on aspects including range of products, quality of both fresh and own-label products, store appearance, queuing time and value for money.
Sainsbury which we have visited to find out how does temperature effect food came last for shopping in-store, although it didn’t score poorly in any area.
This ranking took from www.which.co.uk
temperature can affect the quality and taste of food and drinks. So, it’s important for the supermarkets to store the products in a good place, time and in an adaptable temperature.
The supermarkets should provide a good storage for the products.
The Supermarkets is not a friend for anybody its just want from you the money, they are using tricky ways to make you feel that you want to buy more.