Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

How to Prevent Bread Losses in the Baking and Confectionery Industry?-Measurement, Causes, Management and Prevention

Food losses and waste are associated with inefficient use of agricultural land, water and other resources and agricultural raw materials. Reducing the scale of food wastage is one of the most urgent challenges for food system operators, starting from agriculture to food consumption in the households. This is all the more urgent as food insecurity has deepened during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are few studies on how to reduce food losses in food processing sectors, as most researchers focus on the demand side of the market, especially within household consumption. To fill the knowledge gaps related to the inefficient production system in the baking and confectionery industry (BCI), research was conducted to estimate the scale of losses in BCI in Poland, determine their causes and assess the risk of their occurrence, identify retrieve points (RP) and ways of reducing and preventing losses. (...)

Year: 2021
Author: Goryńska Goldmann, Elżbieta ; Gazdecki, Michał ; Rejman, Krystyna ; Kobus-Cisowska, Joanna ; Łaba, Sylwia ; Łaba, Robert