Hier finden Sie wissenschaftliche Publikationen aus den Fraunhofer-Instituten.

The market for diagnostic devices in the food industry

: Bücking, M.; Hoogland, H.; Lelieveld, H.


Toldrá, F. (Hrsg.):
Advances in food diagnostics
New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-119-10588-6
ISBN: 1-119-10591-9
ISBN: 978-1-119-10591-6
ISBN: 978-1-119-10589-3
Book Article
Fraunhofer IME ()
diagnostic device; food industry; market; process parameter; product structure

The food industry is, in general, driven by consumer demands and by governmental legislation. Traditionally, food processors would like to be able to control the process. However, to measure process parameters at the place of production and to obtain maximum certainty with respect to regulatory requirements and consumer demands, many more diagnostic devices are needed or highly desirable. For aseptic packing, there are additional parameters to control namely, air flow, air quality, concentration and temperature of the sterilising agent, and container seal integrity. It is important to be able to detect any undesirable substances in the raw materials and intermediate and final products. To be acceptable, product structure needs to comply with consumer expectations. From an economic point of view, food production has to face market increasing price volatilisation for primary agro products, while prices in the supermarkets remain stable.