Type: Chapter

Temperature deviations during transport as a cause for food losses

Authors

Reiner Jedermann

Institute for Microsensors, Actuators and Systems (IMSAS)

Ulrike Praeger

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Martin Geyer

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Walter Lang

Institute for Microsensors, Actuators and Systems (IMSAS)

Publication date:

21 October 2019

ID: 9781838799342

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Description

Deviating temperature conditions during distribution processes reduce the quality of food and significantly contribute to global food losses. The effect of careless handling and inadequate processing only become visible much later in the cool chain, making it difficult to quantify the contribution of individual processes. This chapter highlights the importance of transport losses of produce and draws attention to the omnipresence of temperature deviations. The chapter examines methods of shelf-life prediction, as well as the identification, quantification and mitigation of temperature abuse, along with remote monitoring. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Transport losses as part of the problem
3 The omnipresence of temperature deviations
4 Shelf-life prediction
5 Identification, quantification and mitigation of temperature abuse
6 Remote monitoring and FEFO application
7 Future trends
8 Conclusion
9 Acknowledgement
10 References