Type: Book

Developing smart agri-food supply chains Using technology to improve safety and quality

Editor

Dr Louise Manning is Professor of Agri-Food and Supply Chain Security at the Royal Agricultural University, UK. With over 30 years of experience in both industry and research, Professor Manning is internationally-renowned for her work on food safety and quality, food integrity and crime. She is an Associate Editor for the British Food Journal and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Rothamsted Research.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

23 November 2021

Length of book:

400 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786767493

Hardback - £150.00
£150.00
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Description

The safety of agri-food supply chains remains under constant threat from instances of food adulteration, malicious contamination, exposure of products to microbiological and chemical hazards, as well as the presence of foreign bodies in food products.

Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality provides an authoritative assessment of the recent developments implemented to improve safety and quality at all levels of the agri-food supply chain. This collection provides a comprehensive coverage of the methods used to establish food authenticity and integrity, including tracking technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and DNA profiling.

Edited by Professor Louise Manning, Royal Agricultural University, UK, Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality will be a standard reference for researchers working in food safety in universities or other research centres, government and private agencies regulating threats to the agri-food supply chain, and food processors and retailers/suppliers.

Key features

  • Highlights current issues that challenge the safety of agri-food supply chains (e.g. food adulteration, malicious contamination, bioterrorism) 
  • Assesses the recent developments implemented to improve safety and quality at all levels of the agri-food supply chain, including the use of smart agri-food systems 
  • Emphasis on the need for improved tracking and traceability systems of food products to prevent and manage potential threats to safety

Table of contents

Part 1 Tracking and traceability
1.Advances in traceability systems in agri-food supply chains: Jonathan Cullen, University of Cambridge, UK;
2.Advances in fingerprint and rapid methods: Daniel Cozzolino, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences – Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Australia;
3.Advances in identifying GM plants: current frame of the detection of transgenic GMOs: Yves Bertheau, INRA honorary Directeur de recherche, honorary scientist at Centre d'Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation (CESCO), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne Université, France;
4.Advances in identifying GM plants: toward the routine detection of 'hidden' and 'new' GMOs: Yves Bertheau, INRA honorary Directeur de recherche, honorary scientist at Centre d'Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation (CESCO), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne Université, France;

Part 2 Product integrity and malicious contamination
5.Advances in identifying adulteration in agri-food supply chains: Louise Manning, Royal Agricultural University, UK;
6.Key challenges and advances in testing food integrity: Sara Erasmus, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
7.Advances in identifying and tracking malicious contamination of food in agri-food supply chains: Marta Marmiroli, University of Parma, Italy;
8.Advances in crisis management/product recall systems in agri-food supply chains: Louise Manning, Royal Agricultural University, UK;

Part 3 Safety, quality and smart systems
9.Intelligent analytical systems for fresh produce quality assessment: Kerry Walsh, Central Queensland University, Australia;
10.Developing decision support systems for crop yield forecasts: Bruno Basso, Michigan State University, USA;
11.Advances in cool chain monitoring in agri-food supply chains: James Monaghan, Harper Adams University, UK;
12.Advances in techniques for identifying and tracking foreign bodies in agri-food supply chains: Ilija Djekic, University of Belgrade, Serbia;
13.The use of internet of things (IoT) technology to improve transparency in agri-food supply chains: Rounaq Nayak, Harper Adams University, UK;
14.Marketing and smart agri-food supply chains: Saurabh Bhattacharya, Newcastle University, UK;