Solution roadmap to reduce food loss along your postharvest supply chain from farm to retail

March 06, 2023 | Food Packaging and Shelf Life |

Conducted by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, this study offers a solution roadmap to mitigate postharvest food loss in the intricate journey from farm to retail. Focusing on the challenges posed by the perishable nature of fresh fruits and vegetables, the research identifies key drivers such as temperature, humidity, and ripening gases influencing postharvest physiology. Addressing the complexities of global supply chains, the study presents an extensive collection of 30+ measures for shelf-life extension, derived from collaborative efforts with cold chain stakeholders. The roadmap encompasses tailored solutions targeting storage, packaging, transport processes, and supply chain monitoring, providing a valuable resource for stakeholders across the fresh produce supply chain to streamline decision-making and combat postharvest losses effectively. Read more