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Record number 562669
Title Improving the supply chain and food quality of professionally prepared meals
Author(s) Adler-Nissen, Jens; Akkerman, Renzo; Frosch, Stina; Grunow, Martin; Løje, Hanne; Risum, Jørgen; Wang, Yang; Ørnholt-Johansson, Gine
Source Trends in Food Science and Technology 29 (2013)1. - ISSN 0924-2244 - p. 74 - 79.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2012.08.007
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Abstract

An increasing share of the daily meals served in Europe is prepared out-of-home by professionals in foodservice. The quality of such meals is highly debated. This paper presents and discusses obstacles to improving quality in a cost-effective way and suggests solutions: 1) Modularisation of the meal production in order to transfer labour-intensive operations from the kitchens to the industry; 2) Systemic use of a new concept: thawing during distribution, which improves shelf-life and reduces waste; 3) Supply chain modelling to improve delivery schedules and reduce environmental impact. Existing food legislation complies with the suggested approaches.

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