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Approaches Used in Organic and Low Input Food Processing – Impact on Food Quality and Safety. Results of a delphi survey from an expert consultation in 13 European Countries.

Kretzschmar, Ursula and Schmid, Otto (2005) Approaches Used in Organic and Low Input Food Processing – Impact on Food Quality and Safety. Results of a delphi survey from an expert consultation in 13 European Countries. [= Report 2 of the subproject 5 in the EU project No. 50635 “Quality of low input food”.] FiBL-Report. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland. [Unpublished]

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The overall objective of the subproject on processing, where the Delphi expert survey was an important task, is “to develop of a framework for the design of “minimum” and “low input” processing strategies, which guarantee food quality and safety.” It should support the overall aim of the integrated QLIF Project (Quality of Low-Input Food) in improving quality, ensuring safety and reducing costs along the European organic and “low input” food supply chains through research, dissemination and training activities.
The method chosen was the Delphi method. The work was carried out in the form of a two step Delphi survey. In the first round 250 experts in 13 countries in Europe were involved, and were asked to respond to a standardised questionnaire in October and November 2004 and the second round from March to May 2005. The Delphi expert survey was designed in such a way that the most important and currently discussed aspects regarding organic food processing have been taken up.
120 experts from 13 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland) answered the first round and 83 experts from 13 countries answered the second round. Based on the experiences from other EU projects (Hamm et al. 2002), a classification was made with regard to the development stage of the country in the organic market development.


EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:Organic food processing, standards for organic food, processing, QLIF, FiBL 35001
Subjects: Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 5: Processing strategies
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Food Quality
Related Links:http://www.qlif.org/Library/quist/index.html, http://www.qlif.org/research/sub5/wp1.html, http://orgprints.org/7031/, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-qlif-sub5.html, http://orgprints.org/3234/
Deposited By: Schmid, Otto
ID Code:7032
Deposited On:14 Jul 2006
Last Modified:04 Jul 2014 12:56
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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