Frozen food enjoys prolonged sales surge as Brits stock up freezers

Will Kreznick

People are buying more frozen food than ever before, as it appears the pandemic has changed our eating and shopping habits irrevocably.

Frozen food has enjoyed a sales surge since the onset of the pandemic and customers are happy to continue stocking up on frozen foods.

This is despite erroneous misconceptions that freezer food is inferior to fresh food. 1 in 6 believe that frozen food is bad for you, and a further 34% believe that frozen foods, such as fish, lose their flavour over time stored in the freezer.

A recent study has revealed that almost half of British

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New business specializes in homestyle frozen meals | Business

Will Kreznick

FoodEase Meals Made Easy is Rapid City’s newest culinary option for people who love good food but don’t always have time to prepare it.

Owner and cook Brandon Sjolund opened FoodEase on Aug. 16. FoodEase specializes in homestyle breakfast and lunch/dinner choices. Sjolund describes his menu as the

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Four caught smuggling frozen food to Laos

Will Kreznick

Bundles of frozen food seized on Monday night in Nakhon Phanom’s That Phanom district, on display in front of the marine police station. Four Lao men were arrested as they loaded the goods onto a boat to smuggle them across the Mekong River to Laos. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai)

NAKHON PHANOM: Four Lao men were arrested by marine police while attempting to smuggle almost one tonne of frozen food across the Mekong river to Laos from That Phanom district on Monday night.

Pol Maj Kittipong Puengchomphu, chief of That Phanom marine police, said the four were caught loading packages of frozen

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Do claims the coronavirus spread to China via frozen food merit serious investigation?

Will Kreznick

Chinese health officials have called for an investigation into whether Covid-19 could have arrived in the country via frozen food, a theory that has prompted widespread international scepticism as Beijing faces mounting pressure to do more to help find the origins of the pandemic.

Beijing recently rejected a World Health Organization plan for further investigations, which included exploring the theory that the virus could have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan that was studying bat coronaviruses.

Chinese officials have insisted it could not have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, calling instead for the focus to shift elsewhere,

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New food freezing concept improves quality, increases safety and cuts energy use — ScienceDaily

Will Kreznick

Shifting to a new food freezing method could make for safer and better quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, according to a new study by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of California-Berkeley scientists.

“A complete change over to this new method of food freezing worldwide could cut energy use by as much as 6.5 billion kilowatt-hours each year while reducing the carbon emissions that go along with generating that power by 4.6 billion kg, the equivalent of removing roughly one million cars from roads,” said ARS research food technologist Cristina Bilbao-Sainz.

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