Securing Global Food Distribution Networks

  • Nicole Mau
  • Markus Mau
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 124)

The product quality of specific groceries can be viewed from at least three dimensions: product oriented quality (physical characteristics of the product), process oriented quality (process oriented characteristics of the product) and utilization oriented quality (subjective quality aspects of purchasers/consumers) (Grunert et al. 2002). Against the background of this multidimensionality, food safety in the European Community is defined in EU-Community law by the criteria “harmful to health” and “suitability for human consumption” (EC Art. 14).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Mau
    • 1
  • Markus Mau
  1. 1.Tec de MonterreyMexico

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