• Part I: Country specific information about Cold Chain Management
    • In- and export of perishable products
    • Structure of the market
    • Country specific regulations
    • Current technologies in the field of Cold-Chain Management
    • Challenges in the field of Cold-Chain Management
  • Part II : Research activities in field of Cold Chain Management
    • Product specific research
      • Predictive Microbiology
      • Analytical methods for quality and safety parameters
    • Transportation systems and logistics
      • Transportation and logistic
      • Supply Chain Management
    • Process specific research
      • Packaging material and technologies
      • Temperature monitoring technologies
    • Environmental research
      • Evaluation methods for a resource-efficient food production
      • Sustainability strategies from production to the consumer

Due to continuing globalization, the variety of fresh products on retailers’ shelves per time of year and per country consistently increases. Consequently, transport routes become longer, more and more complex and several different logistic pathways are often involved to transport and deliver perishable products worldwide in a short period. Moreover, the supply chains and challenges are different in each country. However, sustainability aspects, for example the reduction of food loss and energy savings, gain in importance.

Therefore, food producers, logistics companies, wholesalers and retailers are searching for solutions and technologies to control important environmental parameters from production to consumption, managing product quality, safety and shelf life in order to improve logistics concepts and to increase resource efficiency over the entire chain.

However, the balance between innovative cold chain approaches and sustainability aspects will be one of the biggest challenges in the upcoming years.

The aim of the Living Handbook of Perishable Food Supply Chains is to present this combined interdisciplinary knowledge and challenges in the field of cold chain management in food supply chains in one comprehensive book.

The book is divided in two main parts, covering two main topics: The first part focuses on country specific information and challenges in the field of cold chains (Part I). The second part addresses current developments and research activities in the field of cold chain management (Part II).

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Editors-in-chief

PD Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt



Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Sophia Dohlen



Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Product specific research

PD Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt



Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Prof. Dr. Gustavo Graciano Fonseca



UFGD - Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados

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Sylvain Dabade Deley

Process specific research

Professor Dr. Ema Maldonado



Universidad Autónoma Chapíngo
Departamento Zootecnia/Posgrado en Producción Animal

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Maria Santiago Galarza



Universität Bonn
Institut für Ernährungs und Lebensmittelwissenschaften

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Dilek Heperkan



Istanbul Technical University
Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Faculty, Department of Food Engineering

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Sylvain Dabade Deley


Prof. Kostadin Fikiin



Technical University of Sofia
Heating and Refrigeration Engineering / Refrigeration Science & Technology

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Transportation systems and logistics

Prof. Dr. Xiang Li



College of pharmacy and bioengineering

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Ibald



Europäische Fachhochschule Rhein/Erft

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jarzebowski



Universität Bonn

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Environmental and sustainable aspects

Christina Strotmann



Fachhochschule Münster

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Dr. Martin Hamer



Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

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Bernd Hallier



European Retail Academy (ERA)

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Country specific advisory board

Sophia Dohlen

Expertise: Germany

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Professor Dr. Ema Maldonado

Expertise: Mexico

Universidad Autónoma Chapíngo
Departamento Zootecnia/Posgrado en Producción Animal

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Prof. Dr. Xiang Li

Expertise: China

College of pharmacy and bioengineering

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Prof. Dr. Gustavo Graciano Fonseca

Expertise: Brazil

UFGD - Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados

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Maria Santiago Galarza

Expertise: Mexico

Universität Bonn
Institut für Ernährungs und Lebensmittelwissenschaften

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Dilek Heperkan

Expertise: Turkey

Istanbul Technical University
Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Faculty, Department of Food Engineering

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Sylvain Dabade Deley

Expertise: Benin


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jarzebowski

Expertise: Poland

Universität Bonn

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Juliana Serna Trujillo

Expertise: Colombia

Université de Toulouse

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Prof. Kostadin Fikiin

Expertise: Bulgaria

Technical University of Sofia
Heating and Refrigeration Engineering / Refrigeration Science & Technology

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PD Dr. Judith Kreyenschmidt

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Sophia Dohlen

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
IEL Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik

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Professor Dr. Ema Maldonado

Universidad Autónoma Chapíngo
Departamento Zootecnia/Posgrado en Producción Animal

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Prof. Dr. Xiang Li

College of pharmacy and bioengineering

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Maria Santiago Galarza

Universität Bonn
Institut für Ernährungs und Lebensmittelwissenschaften

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Christina Strotmann

Fachhochschule Münster
iSuN - Institut für Nachhaltige Ernährung und Ernährungswirtschaft

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Dr. Martin Hamer

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
International Centre for Sustainable Developement

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Ibald

Europäische Fachhochschule Rhein/Erft

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jarzebowski

Universität Bonn
Institut für Tierwissenschaften

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Prof. Kostadin Fikiin

Technical University of Sofia
Heating and Refrigeration Engineering / Refrigeration Science & Technology

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Bernd Hallier

European Retail Academy (ERA)
President

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