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TT41 CFA-waste - FT0351

Chilled Foods Manufacturing Waste Study

To identify the root causes of waste in key areas of chilled food manufacture and to identify opportunities for improvement through research and other activities.This work is designed to ensure that the industry continues to grow in a more sustainable manner. The improvements sought should address issues across the board from technological improvements which may require research and investment to specific working practice and procedural changes which can be implemented at low cost to the industry. Supply chain performance may also be a factor which needs to be considered.
Study Objective and Deliverables

1. A report giving an objective assessment of the total amount of waste arising from the target manufacturing operations and sufficient detail on its root causes to direct future minimisation work including targets for research. The collected data will be analysed in such a way that the results of individual line and factory studies remain in confidence.
2. A demonstration of waste resource identification and measurement methodology for dissemination to the food industry.

3. Suggestions for actions that the industry could take to achieve continuous improvement with regard to waste minimisation.
4. The basis for industry wide workshops with academia to determine the scope for follow-on pre-competitive collaborative research to tackle reduction of waste through changes to product, plant or procedures.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Chilled Food Manufacturing Waste Minimisation Study   (213k)
• Final Report : TT41 CFA-waste   (243k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £64,350
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Process Industries Centre for Manufacturing Excellence
Environmental Performance              
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food manufacturing industry              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain