Local food production can be seen worldwide, and there are several local wisdoms on food production. There are many problems on local food production, including the problem of microbiological contamination, which is considered a great concern. The safety consideration is required. In the tropical world, the problem of local tropical food production should be specially discussed. There are many cases of problematic microbiological contamination, and the quality management is still the issue for further development. A safe and acceptable approach to increase the safety and shelf life of tropical foods is the use of essential oils.
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