In the fast-paced state of life, people are increasingly reluctant to spend more time in the kitchen, which makes the consumption of convenience foods maintain a good growth momentum. However, people have put forward higher and higher requirements for this kind of food, not only for convenient and delicious food, but also for quality and health.
Citizens lack confidence in the quality of pastries and convenience foods
Recently, a questionnaire survey conducted in 4 communities in Hangzhou showed that people are not at ease about the quality of convenience food.
From February 16th to March 20th, the community survey activities of "Food Quality and Safety in My Home" were conducted in Baoqiao Community, Nanyuan Street, Yuhang District, Jiulian New Village Community in Xihu District, Pujia New Village Community in Jianggan District, and Mingzhu Community of Jiande City. Community development.
A total of 850 questionnaires were distributed, including 794 valid questionnaires. The survey results show that the three foods with the highest quality and safety recognition in daily consumption by citizens are fruits, vegetables, and soy products; at the same time, citizens still lack confidence in the quality of pastries and convenience foods.
Teach you how to pick the right canned food
According to this survey, 26% of respondents have encountered canned food quality and safety problems in the past six months, and most citizens have insufficient confidence in the quality and safety of these products. The Hangzhou Quality Supervision Department stated that such worries are actually unnecessary.
In fact, many canned foods can be stored for a long time without adding any preservatives after being exhausted, sealed, and sterilized during the production process.
So how to choose canned food? Hangzhou Quality Supervision Department reminds consumers: "Three checks" before choosing food.
Check the label: The label of canned food should indicate the product name, factory name, factory address, production date, shelf life (or shelf life), net weight, product standard code, ingredient list and other necessary items. Please do not buy canned food that exceeds the expiration date and shelf life.
Check the tank: the surface of the tank must be clean, free from damage, cracks, and tightly sealed. The appearance of high-quality cans should be free of rust, deformation, and leakage.
In particular, iron cans, citizens must carefully check whether they are collapsing or corroded. This is because a flat tin can easily loosen the sealing part; a severely rust tin part is prone to perforations, and bacteria may enter the can with the air.
Check the contents: The color of the contents should be natural, the size of the blocks should be neat, the soup is clear, no peculiar smell, and no foreign matter.
Did you notice these details when buying frozen food?
Another type of people who consume more frequently is quick-frozen rice and noodles. The purchase of this type of product is also very knowledgeable.
Frozen food storage conditions must meet standards
Quick-frozen rice and noodles are required to be kept frozen. If the store does not have a freezer or the freezing temperature of the freezer does not meet the stated temperature requirements of the product, the product quality cannot be guaranteed and it is not suitable to buy.
When shopping at the store, please take the quick-frozen food at the end. If you do not eat it immediately, put it in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator as soon as possible after returning home, so as not to leave the freezer for too long and affect the quality of the product.
Try to avoid choosing products with more ice chips in the bag
Choose the package to be well sealed, and the product in the package is free of adhesion, damage and deformation. There should be no or only a small amount of ice in the packaging bag. If there are more ice chips in the bag, it may be caused by the product being thawed and then frozen. Try not to buy food that has been thawed or frozen after thawing. Pay attention to whether the product in the package is of natural color, if there are spots or discoloration, it means that it has deteriorated.
Pay attention to the product label
In addition to the conventional product name, manufacturer and address, production date and shelf life, net content, ingredient list and other requirements, the label of quick-frozen noodles should also indicate storage conditions, raw (cooked) production, and the words "quick frozen". If it is a filling product, the filling content should also be indicated. The state implements food production license management for quick-frozen noodles, and products with the QS mark should be selected when purchasing.