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What are food fingerprints?

In recent years, food frauds and adulterations have increased significantly. This practice is motivated by vast economical gains and has an enormous impact on public health. Food fingerprints Food fingerprints …

Food Authenticity

The food sector has a significant direct role in human well-being through the provision of authentic food fit for human consumption. Throughout history, governments and the food industry have endeavoured …

End of Week Reflections

Thank you for joining us on week 2 of our Revolutionizing the Food Chain with Technology course and for all your interesting discussions. Throughout the week we explored novel food …

Active and Intelligent Food Packaging

Food packaging is neccessary for moving food products through the food chain and engaging with the final consumer. Food quality, safety and authenticity are of increasing concern whilst governments have …

Barriers and Opportunities

Looking forward, there are a number of barriers and opportunities for active and smart packaging. Active and intelligent packaging presents the following opportunities to the food system: Improved Sustainability: The …

Digitially Connected Supply Chains

Our food supply chain is very complex. There is a lack of connectivity and data flow across the food chain. This results in food waste as food buisnesses work on …

The evolution of smart factories

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology. Industrial Revolution, From Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0 The …

Before We Begin

Before we begin week 3 of the course, we would love to hear your thoughts on food quality, safety and authenticity. Please reflect on this weeks topic and share your …

Bioactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables

Cabronell et al., (2014) published a paper, ‘Analytical Methods for Determining Bioavailability and Bioaccessibility of Bioactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables: A Review’ which will explore here. Nowadays, consumers are …

Before We Begin

Before we begin week 2 of the course, we would love to hear your thoughts on food manufacturing technologies. Please reflect on this weeks topic and share your thoughts in …

Food Ingredients and Formulation

Nowadays, food not only serves to satisfy the primal urge of hunger but is also intended to overcome dietary flaws and/or impart health benefits. Challenges for the food industry For …