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Chapter Introduction

The ability to store large quantities of food has played a pivotal role in mankind’s development. Evidence of food preservation dates back to the postglacial era, from 15,000 to 10,000 BC, and the rst use of biological methods has been traced back to 6000 to 1000 BC, with evidence of fermentation processes used in producing beer, wine, vinegar, bread, cheese, butter, and yogurt (Soomro, Masud, and Anwaar, 2002).