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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find an answer to frequently asked questions related to food scandals and crisis situations. 1. What is a food scandal? A food scandal is defined …

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find an answer to frequently asked questions on the topic of the agri-food supply chain and food integrity. 1. What is the agri-food chain? The …

Good bye, and see you soon !

In this video, Professor Christopher Elliott sums up the course. Congratulations! You are on the last step of the course “Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis”. You …

Cooking Skills

Dr. Fiona Lavelle from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queens University, Belfast focused her research on the importance of cooking skills and cooking from scratch in the fight …

Responsible Consumers

Panic buying behaviour may result in increased food prices, overconsumption of food, and food waste. It is estimated that the EU generates 88 million tonnes of food waste annually, with …

Case study: Flour, Yeast and Beer

One of the food items that quickly disappeared from the UK supermarkets’ shelves was flour. Why are there shortages? The majority (about 96%) of flour from large millers in the …

Consequences of “Panic-Buying”

Panic buying is a common human response to crisis, which is not caused by food shortage per se, but rather by fear. The fear of scarcity is self-fulfilling, because the …

Why do levels of consumer trust vary?

Panic-buying has been a consumer response to the Covid-19 response despite reassurance from governments that our food chain is robust and fit to cope. Why is it so and why …

Case Study: Food Fortress

Industry and academia can play a key role in coming together to ensure the integrity of the food chain. In this article we will use the Food Fortress programme as …

Industry Adaptation Measures

In the UK the official lockdown due to Covid-19 started in the evening of March 23. However, the UK government and UK retailers had started taking a range of measures …

The Role of Food Technology

In this video, Dr. Thomas Engel, working for John Deere as manager of the technology innovation strategy at the European Technology Innovation Centre in Germany, discusses how innovation and modern …

National and EU measures

Contingency planning at a government level is about high quality co-ordinated preparedness for a fast response to emergencies and disruption. It is about public service and the expertise to deliver …