Due to the increase in world population (more than seven billion inhabitants) the global food industry has the largest number of demanding and knowledgeable consumers. This population requires food products that fulfill the high quality standards established by the food industry organizations. Food shortages threaten human health, and also the disastrous extreme climatic events make food shortages even worse. This collection of articles is a timely contribution to issues relating to the food industry.
authorize the regulation of security measures that are not associated with
the immediate food-processing environment, such as requiring fences,
alarms, and outside lighting. Neither agency believes that it has the authority
to regulate all aspects of security at food-processing facilities.
Both FDA and USDA issued voluntary security guidelines to help food
processors identify measures to prevent or mitigate the risk of deliberate
contamination. Because these guidelines are voluntary, neither agency
enforces, monitors, or documents their implementation.
There are several actors involved in the development
of marketing communications and their subsequent
dissemination to the target audience. The key relevant
actors are illustrated in Figure 3. Food manufacturers and
food retailers (and their respective trade associations
and representative bodies) range from large global food
and non-alcoholic beverage producers to small local
vendors and kiosks, including supermarkets and quick-
service restaurant chains.
This brings us to the most complicated issue of Pakistan’s Dairy supply chain namely; achieving
a “Level Playing Field” between the middlemen Dhodhis and the processors. At present,
middlemen play a critical role in the Pakistan dairy industry: Without them, a far smaller proportion of
milk would find its way from the farmer to the consumer. To varying extents, processors rely on dhodhis
collecting milk and transporting it to collection centers. It is well known that adulteration of milk occurs
in Pakistan on a broad scale.
The definition of research priorities for the European food sector will
necessarily focus on the single stages of the food chain, from raw material
production through post harvesting, processing, post-processing, and
distribution to the end consumer. Therefore it’s essential to have at the
beginning an idea of the current state of the art of the sector and the main
developments along the food chain at the moment.
During the next 10 years, the European food sector will continue its since long
ongoing structural transition.
1. The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympic Foods, a processor of frozen foods. 13
2. The following appeared in a memorandum from the business department of the Apogee Company. 14
3. The following appeared in a memorandum issued by a large city’s council on the arts. 14
4. The following appeared in a report presented for discussion at a meeting of the directors of a company that manufactures parts for heavy machinery. 15
The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympic Foods, a processor of frozen foods. “Over time, the costs of processing go down because as organizations learn how to do things better, they become more efficient. In color film processing, for example, the cost of a 3-by-5-inch print fell from 50 cents for five-day service in 1970 to 20 cents for one-day service in 1984.
The concept of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) has evolved in recent years in the context
of a rapidly changing and globalizing food economy and as a result of the concerns and
commitments of a wide range of stakeholders regarding food production and security, food
safety and quality, and the environmental sustainability of agriculture.
New Zealand has a highly integrated, closed system of poultry production, with all
poultry meat available for retail sale being of domestic origin. Processors of chicken meat
control most aspects of production, processing, and distribution; 3 processing companies supply
90% of chicken meat consumed in New Zealand, representing 95% of all poultry meat
consumed (2). As a result, interventions applied to the local poultry industry affect all
domestically consumed poultry.
A marked decline in campylobacteriosis notifications was observed during 2007 and