During the whole 21st century the numerous food scandals in Europe have been so extensive that has led EU to be a strong driver of traceability in the foo d value chain/food supply chain. EU regulations describe how food safety has to be maintained. Food scandals also damage companies economically in terms of consequential loss and damages to brands. To avoid and minimize the risk of various future food scandals, greater control of traceability by food companies is required.
Food is wasted up to around 50 % of total of the food. The households waste about 30 % of their food but there is waste in the rest of the food supply.
These are areas that I have been working with at Packaging logistics since 2003
I received a Ph.D. in Food Engineering (heat and mass transfer in food during heating) in 1979. I am an associated professor in Food Engineering from Lund University and Chalmers , MBA from school of business, economics and law, Goteborg University I worked at SIK – The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology – for 15 years, managing the food engineering group and the food engineering research. During that time we focused on new heating techniques for food and sensors on-line. I was a visiting scientist at Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne Switzerland for 1 year, working on the development of sensors on-line for the Nestlé Company. I have also worked at Krinova Science Park as head of the food area, YUMP (Young Urban Movement programme) and part time professor at University of Kristianstad for 1 year.
I have today two own companies (CFB) Creative Future Business AB a8 Business development and innovations in the food area) and partly own Viscose’s (working with GI in bread and awarded Venture cup price 2010) I have been managing the editorial staff of the food magazine Livsmedel I Fokus and initiated the company Food Radar . I was awarded the Swedish Food Industry Prize in 1997. Since 2000 I have worked as a food specialist at ABB Automation Technologies. Since 2003 I have been adjoint professor at Lund University, Division of Packaging Logistics as head of a project on traceability in the food value chain.