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FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT
International project on the traceability of the "Agricultural food"


Food Supply Chain is a project of research of University of Bologna in collaboration with several international research institutions. These include the Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA. The main aim of this project is to trace and study the terms and conditions of transportation of important foodstuffs. In particular the project focuses on the analysis of the Supply Chain of wine, olive oil and other foodstuffs to identify weaknesses and opportunities to improve the quality and safety of transportation activities. In particular, the following factors are traced and analyzed on the finished products during the transportation from Italy to a generic consumer located in EC or in an extra European country: temperature, humidity, vibrations, and light.

         

The project, started for the first time in Italy, tries to involve many food companies of various Italian regions with the aim to safeguard and promote exports of local products and ensure quality and traceability to protect and safe final consumers.

The actors involved in the project are:
• Department of Mechanical, Nuclear, Aviation and Metallurgical Engineering (DIEM) - University "Alma Mater Studiorum" of Bologna (www.diem.unibo.it);
• Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University "Alma Mater Studiorum" of Bologna (www.disa.unibo.it);
• "Wine Supply Chain Council (International Organisation for research on Supply Chain of the wine industry) (www.scl.gatech.edu/wscc);
• Producers of local products (olive oil, wine, cheese, fruit, etc.);
• Producers of packaging systems and packaging of foodstuffs;
• Distributors and other companies that provide logistic services from transportation to storage/inventory activities passing through the handling and planning of material flows.

Food Supply Chain Framework

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JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING


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