Food Chain Management

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Food Chain Management (FCM) focuses on the chain of food manufacturing as an integral process – extending from the primary production via processing and trade until it reaches the consumers. The aim is to analyze and optimize these processes in order to finally supply consumers with qualitatively spotless food as efficiently and reliably as possible.

Significant aspects of Food Chain Management are…

- Food safety,

- Food quality and

- Traceability of food…

…from the primary producers via the manufacturers up to the sellers. The food industry and its partners have to range in an increasingly complex environment consisting of legal regulations and specific standards.

In a unique interdisciplinary approach 9 Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces in the Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance (FCM) to help introduce the latest scientific know-how into new products and processes by commissioning collaborative projects with industry.

Activities in committees

Dr. Mark Bücking:

- Chair of Food-Processing Initiative (FPI e.V.)

- Member of the Committee for Contaminants and other Undesirable Substances in the Food Chain of the German Federal Institute for Risk
  Assessment (BfR)