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Market Factors

The market is an important consideration for food businesses, because it returns profits to the business. The landscape of what motivates and drives consumer choice is complex and personal. Some …

Welfare Factors

Welfare in the food system is becoming increasingly important throughout the globe, evident from the various surveys and increasing amount of legisalation and policy iniativies. These welfare or ethical dilemmas …

Political Factors

Political factors are those relating to government policies and administrative practices that actors across the food chain must adhere to. For example, in the development of food sensing technologies for …

Technical Factors

Technical factors are those which have an impact on how a food business operates. They include: Training and Experience: Digital technologies requires new skills and work activities in comparison to …

Economic Factors

Digital technology has the potential to transform the food system. However, different actors across the food system have different factors to take into account before implementing a new technology. Economic …

Environmental Factors

Environmental Factors are those related to the effect the technology has on the environment. Food technology can have both positive and negative effects on the environment. For example, it can …

Nanotechnology and food safety

Today, the role of nanotechnology in human life is undeniable as a broad range of industries, particularly food and medicine sectors, have been dramatically influenced. Nanomaterials can contribute to food …

End of Week Reflections

Thank you for joining us on week 3 of our Revolutionizing the Food Chain with Technology course and for all your interesting discussions. Throughout the week we explored novel food …

Before We Begin

Before we begin week 5 of the course, we would love to hear your thoughts on potential management prespectives related to food technology. Over the past 4 weeks we have …

Food Safety

Food is a basic human right necessary for optimal health and wellbeing. It is important that food is safe, that is, it is free from contaminants and will not cause …

Biosensing technology for food safety

Biosensor technology represents a cutting-edge frontier in environmental and biomedical diagnosis and is at the forefront in the agrifood sector. Fast screening of biological and chemical contaminants are some of …

How is food quality defined?

Food quality is an important factor in the success of a food product, particularly as food businesses aim to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Defining food quality Typically, the …

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy For Food Quality

Santos et al. (2013) reviewed the the use of portable near-infrared spectrometers in the agro-food industry. We will explore the evolution of NIR spectrometers for food quality in this article. …

Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis

Khan et al. (2020) reviewed Hyperspectral Imaging and its current status in the real-time quality control of food products. What is hyperspectral imaging? Hyperspectral imaging technology is a hybrid technology …

Analytical Techniques

Analytical tools are used in the analysis of feed and food for monitoring food quality, safety authenticity. There is two types of analytical methods: screening tests and confirmatory tests. Screening …