During the last three decades trade, industry and also academia became heavily involved in the development primarily intended towards more effective planning and control of logistical operations in supply chains. Lately, these approaches began to be directed towards fresh food supply chains. Competitive fresh food supply chains require that the aspects costs, quality, food safety and technology be taken into account simultaneously in a multidisciplinary way. In recent years the issue of food safety got large emphasis in government, industry and society (consumers). The introduction of the General Food Law by the EU from January 2005 on even put more emphasis on the issue of food safety.
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