Cold storage of food
Shaw, Michael International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, Bethesda, Maryland.
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Keeping perishable products at low temperatures to extend shelf life. Cold storage vastly retards the natural deterioration of perishable products at higher temperatures. Time and temperature are the key factors that determine how well foods (see illustration), pharmaceuticals, and many manufactured commodities can retain properties similar to those they possess at the time of harvest or manufacture. This article discusses the cold storage of food. See also: Food
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