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Reform of the food value chain. Proposal for project descriptions for the meat value chain / Improvements in the food value chain. Propositions for managing the meat chill chain

Published:

01/03/2010

Authors:

Þóra Valsdóttir, Jón Haukur Arnarson, Óli Þór Hilmarsson, Hlynur Stefánsson

Supported by:

Technology Development Fund

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Þóra Valsdóttir

Project Manager

thora.valsdottir@matis.is

Reform of the food value chain. Proposal for project descriptions for the meat value chain / Improvements in the food value chain. Propositions for managing the meat chill chain

This report covers one part of the Food Value Improvement Chain project, the main objective of which is to identify where in the food value value chain waste is occurring and to define measures to minimize the waste resulting from the waste. This section sets out proposals for improved procedures to improve the production and transport processes of chilled meat products, with the main emphasis on temperature control in the process. The project descriptions are based on requirements set by regulations, official guidelines and research results. The rules of procedure are divided into three parts; production, transport and retail. No project descriptions are made for specific processing methods.

This report discusses a part of the project Improvements in the food value chain. The main aim of the project was to analyze where in the value chain waste is created and define actions to reduce it. In this part propositions are made for good practices in relation to the meat chill chain. The propositions are based on regulation requirements; good manufacturing guidelines and research conclusions. They are divided into three main parts; processing, transport and retail. Specific processing methods are not included.

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