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Publication date: 4 December 2017

Wayne Martindale and Walter Schiebel

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relationship between food preservation and reducing consumer waste is of value in developing sustainable meal options. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relationship between food preservation and reducing consumer waste is of value in developing sustainable meal options. The research reports insights into Austrian marketplace for frozen and fresh foods that have been obtained from a consumer survey.

Design/methodology/approach

The consumer survey methodologies indicate how preservation can change meal planning and lower food waste across frozen and fresh and ambient food purchases using freezing preservation methods.

Findings

The results show food waste can be reduced by six-fold when frozen foods are compared with fresh foods.

Research limitations/implications

This study highlights the requirement for a greater understanding of the probability that specific foods will be wasted with respect to the frequency of purchase. This is a limitation of the current study that has been investigated by other researchers.

Practical implications

This research has enabled the identification of different food waste amounts for different food product categories. The data presented could be used to guide food product development so that less consumer waste is produced.

Social implications

The research suggests a decision matrix approach can be used to can guide new product development and a model of this matrix is presented so that it may provide fit-for-purpose food preservation options for consumers.

Originality/value

This paper will continue to highlight the overlooked value of food preservation during processing and manufacturing of foods and their preparation in households.

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British Food Journal, vol. 119 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 2 October 2019

Oluseyi Moses Ajayi, Wayne Martindale and Mark Swainson

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, it aims to investigate how salt and sugar reduction in foods due to the pressure from the emerging food regulations will…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, it aims to investigate how salt and sugar reduction in foods due to the pressure from the emerging food regulations will affect the physico-electrical properties (PEPs) of orange juice and tomatoes during a selected PEP-dependent thermal processing. Second, the authors are keen to understand how variations in salt and sugar ingredients will affect the time-temperature processing requirements.

Design/methodology/approach

PEPs of the samples (orange juice and tomatoes) were measured using the KD2 thermal analyser and RS conductivity metre. Both samples with varying salt and sugar levels were subjected to ohmic heating processing using a 10 kW ohmic heater. Dehydration rates and processing times for pasteurisation were obtained.

Findings

Electrical conductivity increases with added salt in tomato puree but decreases with added sugar in orange juice. Statistical evidence confirmed significant changes in heating rates and processing times of tomatoes and orange juice as their relevant salt and sugar levels change. Reduction in salt content in tomato puree led to increase in time and energy for the thermal processes. While reduction in added sugar in orange juice results led to reduction in processing time and energy requirement for the processing operation.

Research limitations/implications

The study is limited to small change in salt and sugar variations in order to reflect recommended limits. There were therefore no significant changes in thermal conductivity for the range investigated. Also this study is focussed on two food products.

Practical implications

Current pressure on the need to reduce salt and sugar in foods necessitates research to increase food processing industry insight into the process and product impacts of such recipe changes, with particular regard to processing efficiency and product safety and quality.

Originality/value

This study represents an attempt to understand the impact of salt and sugar variations on properties and processing requirements of tomato puree and orange juice.

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British Food Journal, vol. 122 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 July 2014

Wayne Martindale

The purpose of this paper is to define the sustainability attributes of frozen and fresh food consumption in a typical household. The reason for writing this paper is that…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to define the sustainability attributes of frozen and fresh food consumption in a typical household. The reason for writing this paper is that food preservation is often overlooked when developing sustainability strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses established carbon footprint data for specific food types and consumer survey data to determine how consumers use fresh and frozen products in the home. Consumption and waste data for 83 households was obtained using a combination of narrative and graphical association questions.

Findings

The results show greenhouse gas emissions associated with a diets containing frozen food are reduced because 47 per cent less frozen foods is wasted as compared to fresh foods with a typical household wasting 10.4 per cent of fresh food and 5.9 per cent frozen food.

Research limitations/implications

This research has highlighted the importance of understanding the waste impacts of catering and food service consumption outside the home.

Practical implications

This research will guide future product development for frozen foods with regard to dietary planning and portion control.

Social implications

The cost and sustainability benefits of meal planning are identified and these will inform policy making and education to improve dietary choices.

Originality/value

This work extends the scope of current consumer surveys that assess quality, value and taste attributes to sustainability criteria and it will enable collaboration between fresh and frozen product categories to deliver sustainable dietary options.

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British Food Journal, vol. 116 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 24 July 2019

Talat Islam, Ishfaq Ahmed, Ghulam Ali and Zeshan Ahmer

The global increase in coffee consumption has increased competition among cafes, generating the need to find ways of increasing customers’ revisit. Considering this…

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Purpose

The global increase in coffee consumption has increased competition among cafes, generating the need to find ways of increasing customers’ revisit. Considering this backdrop, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of authenticity, interpersonal justice and prior experience on customer’s revisit intention, taking involvement as a mediator.

Design/methodology/approach

The data for this study were collected from 489 customers between April and July 2018 from an emerging coffee market. The customers were approached on a convenience basis and a questionnaire-based survey method was used to collect responses.

Findings

The data were analyzed using a two-stage structural equation modeling technique. The study noted authenticity, interpersonal justice and prior experience to not only have a direct impact on revisit intention but also having an indirect impact through involvement.

Research limitations/implications

This study is cross-sectional in nature, which is the foremost limitation of the study. Findings of the study reveal some unexplored dimensions of managing customers’ revisit intention, thus leaving a valuable message for the management of coffee cafes.

Originality/value

This study highlights the importance of authenticity, interpersonal justice, prior experience and involvement with respect to the revisit intention of the customers, as literature is scant on these variables.

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British Food Journal, vol. 121 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 January 1993

Nancy Melin Nelson

In order to expand availability of the FirstSearch system, OCLC has instituted a new subscription pricing option. The University of Utah became the first institution to…

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In order to expand availability of the FirstSearch system, OCLC has instituted a new subscription pricing option. The University of Utah became the first institution to select the new pricing system.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 9 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Publication date: 1 February 1987

Marnie Warner and Kathleen Flynn

Public access to legal materials is extremely important because of the number of laws, regulations, and court cases governing our society. In order to function effectively…

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Public access to legal materials is extremely important because of the number of laws, regulations, and court cases governing our society. In order to function effectively on a day‐to‐day basis and carry out his or her responsibilities toward the legal system, an individual needs an understanding of the law and the legal process. In this article we explore the steps that public librarians must take to establish and utilize a basic legal collection for their communities and offer some insight into the suggested approaches for dealing with legal reference inquiries.

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Collection Building, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 5 January 2016

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Storytelling-Case Archetype Decoding and Assignment Manual (SCADAM)
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-216-0

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Publication date: 17 May 2012

John Myrton Johnson

Reflecting on the contingencies and felicitous moments of life and career, a senior scholar celebrates the intellectual community and friends that inspired and sustained…

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Reflecting on the contingencies and felicitous moments of life and career, a senior scholar celebrates the intellectual community and friends that inspired and sustained his efforts.

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Blue-Ribbon Papers: Behind the Professional Mask: The Autobiographies of Leading Symbolic Interactionists
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-747-5

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Publication date: 1 November 1957

F. CROSDALE

This paper does not pretend to introduce anything which has not been said at greater length before, but it may prove useful to the extent that it attempts to collect…

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This paper does not pretend to introduce anything which has not been said at greater length before, but it may prove useful to the extent that it attempts to collect together associated aspects of the utilization of foreign literature.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 9 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 March 1991

US and Europe take bite out of copyright The US Supreme Court opened the door for US vendors to sell electronic versions of white‐page telephone directories, while the…

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US and Europe take bite out of copyright The US Supreme Court opened the door for US vendors to sell electronic versions of white‐page telephone directories, while the European Commission looked to be closing the door on European database compilers. Both decisions deal with the thornier issues of copyright that could mean millions in revenues gained in the US, and lost in the EC's information industry.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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