Food

Sustainability and quality in the food supply chain. A case study of shipment of edible oils
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. Modern supply chains collect and deliver products worldwide and link vendors and consumers over thousands of miles. In the food industry, the quality of products is affected by manufacturing/processing and logistics activities, such as transportation and packaging. Specifically, transportation is likely the most critical step throughout...


Application of the viable system model in a complex sugarcane supply chain
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. The main aim of this article is to introduce the viable system model (VSM) as a valuable tool to the food industry. A sugarcane supply chain was used to evaluate VSM’s applicability to the food industry by exploring how VSM can help to understand its complexity Design/methodology/approach VSM and qualitative research methods were comb...
A hazard analysis methodology for the South African abattoir hygiene management system
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems facilitate a preventative and systematic approach to control food safety hazards through Critical Control Points (CCPs). Hazards are prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels. The regulated South African abattoir Hygiene Management System (HMS) has adopted HACCP principl...


Brazilian parents’ perceptions of children’s influence on family food purchases
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. Qualitatively ascertain perceptions of parents regarding their children’s influence on family food purchases. Design/methodology/approach Content analysis of the transcripts of 31 semi-structured interviews conducted with parents of students from public and private institutions in Brazil. The public school provided meals supplied by t...
Organic products in Brazil: from an ideological orientation to a market choice
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. This study analyses the evolution of the production and commercialisation of organic products in Brazil since 1980. Design/methodology/approach The literature review in this study assesses scientific papers, studies conducted by Brazilian and international institutions, and trade news related to the evolution of the production and comme...


SWOT analysis of the truffles market in Greece
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. This study seeks to investigate the suitability of Greece as a possible market for truffles. Primary data were collected and analysed in a systematic and detailed way to highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this prospective market development. Design/methodology/approach A multi-stage survey was conducted us...
Market chain insights created by empirical modelling of inputs to the UK nut market
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. To characterise across all nuts UK market imports and determine the relative importance of an overall Price/Quantity relationship to the importance of specific relationships for individual nuts. Design/methodology/approach Using log price/demand monthly and annual import data elasticities were determined across the total UK nut market a...

Extra-virgin olive oil production sustainability in northern Italy: a preliminary study
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. Sustainability of the origin-based production and promotion system of a geographical indication (GI) depends on the remuneration from the market and the local resources reproduction. This preliminary study aims to evaluate the sustainability and the development of olive growing and extra-virgin olive oil production in the Emilia Provinc...
Social representations of healthy and unhealthy food built by Romanian and Canadian children
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. This study examined the social representations of healthy and unhealthy food built by three groups of children from different cultural backgrounds. The main goal was to determine whether children’s age and cultural background operated in the development of these representations. Design/methodology/approach This qualitative study was b...

Social representation of new foods among European students
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. The aim of this study was to measure how three components of SRs of new foods, Adherence to technology, Adherence to natural food and Food as enjoyment, relate to Finnish and Italian university students’ religiousness, country of origin, sex, and field of study Design/methodology/approach Italian and Finnish university students (N = 5...
Labelling fish products to fulfil Norwegian consumers' needs for information
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. The objective was to examine how Norwegian consumers consider information during making the decision to buy and consume fish products. Design/methodology/approach Validated questionnaires, adapted based on a pre-study, were completed by Norwegian volunteers. Participants were randomly recruited by telephone and were at least 50% respons...

Food choice motives of different ethnics and the foodies segment in Kuala Lumpur
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. The objectives of this study are: (i) to explore the food choice motives of consumers in Kuala Lumpur and the relative importance of these factors, (ii) to investigate the differences in food choice motives between the Malay, Chinese and Indian ethnicities, and (iii) to examine variations in the food selection motives of foodies and non...
Assessing the organic potential of urban Indian consumers
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. The purpose behind this paper was to explore the potential for the purchase of organic food products amongst urban Indian consumers. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on a sample of 618 urban Indian consumers. The study questionnaire was developed to measure food-related lifestyle and attitudinal variables. The respondents ...
Parents’ experiences with hiding vegetables as a strategy for improving children’s diets
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. To explore the practice of hiding vegetables among low socioeconomic parents. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative longitudinal study involving 37 low socioeconomic Australian parents with at least one overweight or obese child aged five to nine years. Data were obtained with the use of interviews, focus groups, and self-introspect...
Availability, cost and nutritional composition of gluten-free products
British Food Journal, Volume 116, Issue 12, October 2014. A gluten-free diet is the only possible treatment for coeliac disease, but studies about the nutritional content of gluten-free products and coeliac individual’s diet quality are scarce. This paper evaluated the availability, price and nutritional composition of gluten-free products in retail stores of a Brazilian capital city. Design...