Monitoring and Control of the Cold Chain

Authored by: Petros S. Taoukis , Maria C. Giannakourou , Theofania N. Tsironi

Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781439836040
eBook ISBN: 9781439836057
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11204-16

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Abstract

Modern lifestyle and the evolution of consumer requirements over the past decade have led to significant increase in demand for frozen foods, offering the advantages of easy and quick preparation of a “fresh-like” meal. In Europe and the United States, the market of frozen foods has been expanded, so as to include a variety of products for all consumer groups. Frozen food purchase represents a significant percentage of the total food expenses. For example, in France, frozen food consumption reaches 45% of the total food purchase [1].

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