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Freshness indicator should increase food safety Bonn, may 2009 – with each food scandal, she puts a little upwards, on the agenda of politicians of the consumer: the question of the perishable food freshness guarantee. To educate consumers about this issue better, is the objective of the Forum Pro freshness, as well as the University of Bonn scientists, experts of the Balinger technology manufacturer Bizerba and of the Swiss chemical company Ciba, as well as of the German housewives Federation (DHB) belong to the. Nike wanted to know more. The participating scientists from the Centre for evaluation and methods (ZEM) and the Institute of agricultural engineering of the University of Bonn have conducted a study in collaboration with the other participants in the Forum that explores the possibilities of a fresh counter with so-called time-temperature indicator (TTI) called OnVu. The participants often stated that is difficult to judge the freshness of many food and a freshness indicator can be helpful\”, as Professor Rainer Stamminger of Bonn University. Each nearly two Third fear food could be too warm, especially in the summer when transporting and trading poorly stocked certain foods could be corrupted when buying already. A harmless to start process, whose speed however largely depends on the behaviour of the consumer.

\”Because the number of germs increases explosively, as soon as the cold chain at any point is interrupted for example during the trip home in a hot car or in the fridge to warm,\” reported the Bonner scholar Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt. The majority of consumers would make product selection in favour of food with a freshness indicator according to this. If there were such an roughly 85 percent of the participants believed that they could better judge the freshness of food. Advantages of such TTI’s called it the greater transparency and better control of trade, easier comprehensibility for the customer and information about the history of the cold chain as well as the respective storage conditions.

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Participation requires management experience, a first academic degree is not mandatory. The diploma degree in logistics management can be completed either in a long term variation of 23 months, or a short time variant of eleven months. Upon successful completion, that is the students Executive diploma HSG in logistics management at the University St. Gallen “() and” EMLog – European master Logistican at the strategic level the European Logistics Association (ELA) awarded. The Bachelor of science in logistics management of the euro-FH Hamburg and of the Fraunhofer IML is aimed at people with completed Vocational training and several years of professional experience to the trained logistics specialist with in-depth management expertise would continue to evolve. The in-service degree course has a modular structure and includes topics such as phase-specific logistics, personnel and organization, international economics, transport systems, investment and financing, material flow systems, E-logistics, supply chain management. More information about the courses under de / logistik_produktion.html Fraunhofer Academy as a contribution to a new culture of innovation provides the Fraunhofer Academy in cooperation with renowned partner universities excellent training specialists and managers. It is based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes.

The tight integration between research, industrial application and in-service training is the special feature of the Fraunhofer Academy. The training includes in-service courses, certificate programs, and seminars in the fields of technology and innovation, information and Communication, energy and sustainability, logistics and production as well as manufacturing and test technology. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft-the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft operates more than 80 research institutions, of which 66 institutions in Germany.

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